Victoria Ana Sánchez Perea was given her second Christian name in honour of one of the doctors who made her birth possible: the biologist Anna Veiga who, with gynaecologist, Pedro Barri, led the team of 15 specialists who brought about the conception of Spain’s first test tube baby.

Dr Anna Veiga said specialists have increased the pregnancy rate in IVF treatments up to 40% over the past 20 years, but said there’s still a long way to before her goal of a 70% success rate can be achieved. More than 8,000 IVF babies have been born in the Dexeus University Institute where Victoria Ana came into the world, and EFE reports an estimated 3% of all births in Spain are born through IVF treatment.