Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Blighted Ovum

A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or missed abortion. It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop. ... read more »

Embryo Grade Grading in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system. ... read more »

IVF Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Glucose Consumption by Embryo May Reflect Health of Embryo

In Australia, researchers working in the field of infertility may have recognized a small factor that could measure the health of an embryo before IVF. ... read more »

Top 5 Questions About Pregnancy Tests

Before jumping into a home pregnancy test or other form of pregnancy test, it is best to understand how they work and the best way to use them. ... read more »

Baby Born Healthy After Embryo Stored for 20 Years

After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth. ... read more »

6 Stages During Pregnancy: The Changing Female Body

Stages during pregnancy are often divided up into weeks or trimesters. Within these common stages in pregnancy are six major times of change. ... read more »

Two Embryos More Viable Than One for First-Time Mothers

Researchers find two embryos are more viable for women who are attempting pregnancy with their first child. ... read more »

Carnitine Content in Follicular Fluid

Researchers from UNILABS in Paris, France, recently studied the role of carnitine in oocyte competence. According to the study, carnitine is released naturally and plays a part in the carnitine shuttle and lipid beta oxidation. ... read more »

Miscarriage Diagnosis Criteria Ineffective

When a pregnant women experiences bleeding or pain early in the pregnancy, she may undergo an ultrasound to determine if a miscarriage has occurred. ... read more »

Endometrial Injury to Improve Embryo Implantation

In some medical cases, embryo implantation may be improved by injuring the endometrial lining. Injury is defined as scratching the lining of the uterus though researchers in Leichester UK are not sure how effective the treatment really is. ... read more »

Designer Babies Could be Tested to Perfection

With the development and perfection of genetic testing, every chromosome in the human body can be tested for faults and defects. This testing can and does take place while the fetus is in-utero, so what is stopping couples from aborting a fetus because chromosomal testing reveals an imperfection? ... read more »

When Is the Earliest an Ultrasound Can Diagnosis Pregnancy?

You may have had a positive pregnancy test but when will you be able to have an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy? And what will that early ultrasound show? ... read more »

Getting Pregnant: Understanding Conception

There are three primary steps in conception: Ovulation, Fertilization, and Implantation. Ovulation is the first step, the ejection of a mature egg from the ovary. ... read more »

Single Embryo Transfer After IVF

Live birth following eSET is significantly less expensive than DET in good-prognosis patients. (I-A) Therefore, from a cost-effectiveness perspective, eSET is indicated in good-prognosis patients. (III-A). ... read more »

Pregnancy Landmarks - When Can We Identify Them?

As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development. ... read more »

Endometrium: How Thick Should My Uterine Lining Be?

How thick should the uterine lining be? The lining of the inside of the uterus is also called 'endometrium.' A normal uterine lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. ... read more »

At What hCG Level Can You See Pregnancy on Ultrasound?

Up to one in three women experience vaginal bleeding during the firest few months of the pregnancy, and many wonder how they can make sure the pregnancy is viable. ... read more »

Freezing Embryos Improve IVF Success

More and more doctors and couples are choosing to freeze all embryos because of the positive impact cryotherapy has on reducing risks associated with stimulating the ovarian cycle during IVF treatment. ... read more »

Embryo Banking and Cancer Treatment

Embryo banking is an option for women facing fertility problems, but women with cancer can also use the procedure to increase their chance of having children after treatment. ... read more »