Leyland, Zoë

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Leyland, Zoë Gender: F
Leyland, Zoe Elizabeth
born on 28 March 1984 at 23:20 (= 11:20 PM )
Place Melbourne, Australia, 37s49, 144e58
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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Australian news figure, the world's first child to grow from a frozen embryo, born from a woman whose blocked fallopian tubes prevented her from conceiving normally. Since her birth, sperm banks and embryo banks have become widely available.

"The first time in-vitro fertilization pioneer Professor Alan Trounson saw Zoë Leyland, she was an embryo thawing out in a laboratory dish after being stored in liquid nitrogen at minus 196 degrees Celsius. Eight months and one week later, on 3/28/1984, Zoë made her real debut, as the world's first authenticated frozen-embryo baby, at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Hospital.

Zoë's mother, Loretto, 43, a kindergarten teacher had tried to conceive for eight years when she and her husband, David, 44, a technical services manager, turned to medical help from the world-renowned Monash IVF team.

Zoë was delivered by C-section. Two years later she had a brother, Xavier, conceived naturally. She is quite blasé about the clippings and phenomena of her birth.


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes an article in an Australian magazine:

"Three Men and a Frozen Baby," Who, 4/11/1994, p. 64


  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive
  • Personal : Birth : Cesarean
  • Personal : Birth : Test tube baby (Frozen embryo conception)
  • Notable : Famous : 15 minutes of fame
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First child born from frozen embryo)