Day 3 Versus Day 5 Embryo Transfer

What are advantages and disadvantages for day 3 versus day 5 IVF transfers. ... read more »

Unused Embryos: What Happens to Them?

Many happy new parents find themselves with an unexpected dilemma: what to do with unused embryos. There are several options but state law may limit them. Your fertility specialist is well-versed on the local laws governing all aspects of assisted reproduction ... read more »

Secret to Successful IVF Embryo Implantation Revealed

Ongoing research of IVF is raising the success rate of the procedure but one aspect of the technique has remained mysterious - the frequent inability of an embryo to implant in the uterine wall. ... read more »

Swedish Womb Transplants Bring Hope to Transgender Women

It's been just a few days since the story broke about nine women inSweden undergoing womb transplants in the hope of bearing childrensomeday. Their story brings hope to many women around the world. ... read more »

PCOS and Ectopic Pregnancy After IVF and Embryo Transfer

According to a study, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of ectopic pregnancy after fresh ET (embryo transfer) cycles, but not after frozen ET cycles. ... read more »

Cryotransfer of Embryos Developed from Vitrified Oocytes

Vitrification is a relatively new form of cryopreservation used to preserve sperm and oocytes. After warming, oocytes are fertilized and the resulting embryos are implanted using assisted reproductive technology (ART). ... read more »

Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilization

According to the chart review, acupuncture does not reduce the chance of pregnancy or live birth and may, in some cases, actually increase the chances of live birth. ... read more »

Letrozole Superior to HRT in Frozen-Thawed Embryo Transfer

Letrozole, a prescription medication commonly used to suppress estrogen in women with hormone-responsive breast cancer, may prove beneficial for women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET), according to researchers. ... read more »

Choosing Embryos for Transfer in IVF

One of the biggest issues in in vitro fertilization (IVF) is knowing which embryos have the best chance of implantation and normal development during pregnancy. ... read more »

Assisted Reproductive Outcomes

A new study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology claims difficult embryo transfers may lower clinical pregnancy rates, but blood on the transfer catheter does not impact success. ... read more »

Swedish Uterus Transplant: First Successful Embyro

The Swedish team of medical specialists has just announced that the first embryo implant has taken place. Others will follow in the coming months. ... read more »

Preterm Birth Rates in Blastocyst

Researchers from the Create Fertility Center in Ontario, Canada, recently published a study comparing preterm birth rates in pregnancies conceived with blastocysts versus day 5/6 embryos. ... read more »

Math Meets Fertility Treatments: New Embryo Selection Tool

Rarely are articles about fertility published in mathematical journals, but researchers from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia are not interested in the fine lines between math and medical science. ... read more »

Delivery Rates with a Restricted Number of Embryos

Restricting the number of embryos transferred during fertility treatments does not decrease national birth rates, according to new research from Belgium, as long as the government combines the restriction with a policy to reimburse patients for six rounds of these treatments. ... read more »

Day 3 Embryo Transfer for Poor Ovarian Response

D3 embryos may be the best viable option for women younger than 35 with a poor ovarian response. ... read more »

Eggs and Embryos Lost After Cleveland Fertility Clinic Mishap

Earlier this month, The University Hospitals Fertility Clinic in Ohio acknowledged that approximately 2,000 embryos and eggs had been compromised due to a malfunction causing fluctuating temperatures in the freezer. ... read more »

Is Race Associated with Fertility?

According to research published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, race may play an important part in the success of fertility treatments. ... read more »

What is a Failed IVF Cycle?

There may be a misconception among men and women seeking fertility help that all IVF cycles are complete and successful, but that is not the case. There are several reasons why an IVF cycle cannot be completed – often referred to as a failed IVF cycle. ... read more »