Louise Joy Brown was born at
Oldham General Hospital,
Oldham, by planned
Caesarean section delivered by
 She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces (2.608 kg) at birth.
 Her parents, Lesley and John Brown, had been trying to conceive for nine years. Lesley faced complications of
blocked fallopian tubes.
On 10 November 1977, Lesley Brown underwent a procedure, later to become known as IVF (in vitro fertilisation), developed by
Patrick Steptoe and
Robert Edwards. Edwards was awarded the 2010
Nobel Prize in Medicine for this work.
 Although the media referred to Brown as a "test tube baby",
conception actually took place in a
Petri dish. Her younger sister, Natalie Brown, was also conceived through IVF four years later, and became the world's fortieth child after conception by IVF. In May 1999, Natalie was the first human born after conception by IVF to give birth herself—without IVF—to daughter Casey.
 Natalie has subsequently had three additional children; sons Christopher, Daniel, and Aeron, the last of whom was born in August 2013. After four years her second child died due to medical issues.
In 2004, Brown married nightclub doorman (bouncer) Wesley Mullinder. Dr. Edwards attended their wedding.
 Their son Cameron, conceived naturally,
 was born on 20 December 2006.
 Brown's second son, Aiden Patrick Robert, was born in August 2013.
Brown's father died in 2007.
 Her mother died on 6 June 2012 in
Bristol Royal Infirmary at the age of 64
 due to complications from a