February 26, 2024

First American test tube baby has a baby of her own

Steps into limelight

Elizabeth Comeau with babyElizabeth
Comeau, 29, the first American IVF baby, gave birth to her first son last
Friday. He was born at 2:05 am, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces.  In an article she wrote last week for the Boston
Globe, she said that she doesn’t want her son to have the same worldwide
publicity that she had as a child. She even changed her surname from Carr to
Comeau to have “a couple of years under the radar.”

said that while her childhood was not normal, her life now is. “I had a normal
conception and pregnancy despite my abnormal childhood. And early yesterday, my
husband and I had a baby boy ‘the normal way,’ proving (I hope) that I’m just
like everyone else,” she said.

a journalist for the Boston Globe, said she wrote about her story to help
others learn about IVF – at the risk of her own privacy. “I follow the same
principle my parents did: If my story helps couples or families learn about
in-vitro fertilization, then the loss of privacy is worthwhile. People who have
fertility issues deserve to know they can have healthy, normal babies,” she
wrote. ~ Boston Globe, Aug 6

Jared Yee