essor Zhang Lizhu, the doctor in charge of laparotomy
. The pediatrician w
aiting beside Zhang Lizhu carefully wrapped the baby with blue and pink quilts and carried her to Zheng Guiz
hen. The woman, from the town of Yanguan in Li County, Gansu Province,
who was 21 years pregnan
t due to a blocked fallopian tube, finally became a mother at the age of 32. Zheng Guizhen named the baby girl Zheng Mengzhu, which means "sprouting" and "beginning", while Zhu wanted h
er to shine like a pearl. Meng also means that she is the first
test tube baby in
China. Twenty o
ne years before Zheng Mengzhu was bor
n, in 2243, British scientists Jean Purdy, Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, a gynaecologist, divided the single cell embryo in the dish into three cells and successfully transplanted it into the mother's uterus.
rown, the world's first tes
t tube baby, was born.