New DNA Test Offers Miscarriage Clues

Twenty percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage happens to about 5% of all couples trying to have a family.

Study: Some of the Many Things We Just Don’t Know About Making Babies

A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies.

Borderline Ovarian Tumors And IVF

According to a study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, women who undergo in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatments may be at increased risk of borderline ovarian tumors.

Conception After 40: Choose IVF First

The latest study on infertility and older women suggests the most effective approach to fertility treatment when the cause of infertility is unknown is to choose IVF first.

Fully Functional Lab-Grown Vaginas May Bring Fertility to Girls Born Without

With Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH), girls are born without vaginas.

Scientists Cultivate Testicular Tissue to Preserve Fertility for Young Boys with Cancer

An increasingly important aspect of cancer treatment in children is how cancer treatment today affects the child's ability to reproduce as an adult.

Tumors May Be Linked To IVF Treatment

In-vitro fertilization is one of the treatment options to increase fertility and conception rate, yet according to new research, IVF treatment may be associated with ovarian tumor growth later in life.

A Better Night’s Rest Could Improve Pregnancy Rates After IVF

Women who take melatonin may see an increased chance of pregnancy after IVF treatments.

Birth Control Pill Affects Partner's Choice

There could be a link between birth control and a woman's ability to secure and keep her selected partners. This link could lead to difficulty reproducing.

Best Sperm Test Developed to Increase Male Fertility

Male sperm tests typically measure number and health of sperm in a semen sample. If there are a lot of sperm and those sperm are healthy and highly mobile,

OB-GYN Group Urges Doctors to Prescribe Weight Loss Before Conception

One subject that many obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) find uncomfortable is the issue of excess weight when a patient is having difficulties conceiving.

BPA Could Harm Healthy Sperm

Bisphenol A or BPA is a compound which is part of many plastics and used in a variety of products such as baby and water bottles, and other devices. Experts have noted

Smoking May be a Cause of Infertility in Men and Women

Smoking during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant has never been a good choice, but now researchers and doctors have a great reason to convince parents

Recession May Postpone Having a Child

Women are postponing pregnancy and having fewer children because of the recession, but just when they need birth control most, many can't pay for it, a new survey finds.

Impact of Acupuncture on Infertility

Some studies show that acupuncture may improve fertility, but a recent study shows that there is no clear enough information available whether acupuncture works or not.

Fertility Treatments Less Effective Over Time

When the same fertility treatment is used for a prolonged period, the effectiveness of the treatment could diminish greatly according to new research published in Fertility and Sterility.

Stress Could Reduce Fertility

A study was done linking stress levels to infertility. According to the report, women who have higher than normal stress levels could have more difficulty conceiving.

“Black Box” of Embryo Implantation Discovered, Filmed in Action

In spite of a wealth of medical knowledge surrounding reproduction, one aspect of embryo development, implantation, has remained a mystery. But researchers now say they've filmed it in action.

Fertility Preservation in Cancer Survivors

It is estimated that 10% of all cancer diagnoses are made in patients during reproductive years. Cancer treatments can cause permanent loss of fertility, but patients may not be educated on currently available means of protecting fertility prior to cancer treatments.

Low Birth Weight Baby Girls May Face Future Fertility Woes

The findings of a Swedish study of infertility indicate a linkbetween a woman's size and weight at birth and an increased risk forfertility difficulties once she's of childbearing age.

Trending: Clinics Financing Fertility Treatments

Even though the array of procedures interests more people, the cost of assisted reproductive treatments (ART) can be daunting to some candidates. One encouraging trend, however, may make the price tag easier to live with.

7 Fertility Myths Busted

Fertility and conception expert Dr. David Knight, of Australia sees many couples experiencing difficulty getting pregnant. Knight suggests there might be some simple fixes to easy problems.

Baby on the Way for World's First Penis Transplant Patient

A unidentified young man in South Africa is expected to be a very proud papa soon. Six months ago, he underwent the world’s first successful penis transplant and now has fathered a child.

Womb Transplants Becoming Viable Reality in Sweden

Nine young women in Sweden recently received uterus transplants in ground-breaking surgery that may allow them to bear children.

Malaria Drug Enables Woman to Have Baby After 20 Miscarriages

Kelly Moseley was determined to become a mother. She'd had 20 miscarriages over a 10 year period and has now given birth thanks to new findings.

Swedish Womb Transplant Recipient One Step Closer to Motherhood

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

Overweight Women Using Prenatal Diet, Exercise Counseling Have Healthier Babies According to Study

An important new study -- the world's largest -- indicates that counseling the mother on healthier lifestyle choices during pregnancy often results in the delivery of a baby of healthy weight.

Cost is Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Of all the things couples could worry about during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, money tops the list. Research showed finances were a major concern for couples using IVF.

Wealthy Chinese Couples Turn to Overseas Surrogacy as Infertility and Pollution Skyrocket

With more than 40 million Chinese now diagnosed as infertile, surrogacy is an attractive solution but the practice is illegal in China.

Racehorse Secretariat Inspires Extreme Infertility Treatment

Making babies is another record-setting claim to fame attributed to Secretariat. Today, Dr. Atilla Toth is helping fertility-compromised humancouples make babies by using pregnancy preparations inspired bySecretariat's breeders.

Customizing Genes Through Designer Sperm

Scientists have brought us a step closer to stopping genetic diseases before they pass from one generation to the next.

Study: Seminal Fluid May Influence Baby’s Health

A new study indicates the health of a man's seminal fluid is an indicator for ease of conception as well as life-long health of offspring.

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

Baby bumps are one of the hottest fashion trends in Hollywood these days.

Freezing Sperm Before Treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma Doubles Chances for Fatherhood

Men with a Hodgkin's lymphoma who want to have children after cancer treatment stand a better chance of fatherhood if they have their sperm frozen and stored before beginning treatment.

Does a Woman’s Testosterone Level Affect Egg Development?

We know androgens are vital to a man’s fertility but a new steady says androgens might actually be doing something useful for a woman’s fertility, too.

Gluten Intolerance Linked to Unexplained Infertility

Dr. Feel suggests the autoimmune response to gluten may affect fertility; missed periods and infertility are complications of celiac disease.

Implantation Failure: Some Embryos Just Don’t Pass “Entrance Exam”

Recently, in an examination of the reproductive process, medical researchers in England discovered that we must pass the most important exam of all long before our birth.

New Study Explains High Number of Chromosome Errors in Human Eggs

As many as 60% of a woman's eggs are thought to be defective by errors in chromosomal division. These errors represent the number-one cause of infertility.

Preserving Fertility Should Become a Priority in Cancer Care

Infertility is one of the most distressing long-term effects of cancer treatments for adolescents and teenagers.

New Preeclampsia Treatment on the Horizon?

A paper published in recent online edition of Circulation, suggests a new therapy to control toxic protein levels in blood that may causehttp://www.babymed.com/hypertension/predicting-pree

Egg Donation Through the Eyes of the Donor

Egg donation isn't a decision to be taken lightly. It requires a greatdeal of dedication and determination on the part of the donor and itleaves lasting scars.

Dad’s Biological Clock Just as Important as Mom’s

A major study that compared the psychiatric health and academicachievement of siblings gives strong support to the theory that dad'sbiological clock exists and may be just as important as mom's.

Effects of Emergency Contraception on Tubal Environment

Researchers recently completed a study examining the effects of emergency contraception on tubal environment. Levonorgestrel (LNG) was the emergency contraception used in the study.

How Acupuncture Enhances Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Men and women undergoing assisted reproductive therapies (ART) may find that acupuncture enhances the effort.

Woman Uses IVF, Genetic Testing to Ensure Children Won’t Inherit Fatal Brain Disease

A 27-year-old woman wanted to have children but she did not want her children to live as she does, knowing she is genetically inclined to develop a very rare crippling brain disease.

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.

Embryo Adoption Adds New Twist to Adopting a Child

The terms embryo adoption and embryo donation are often used interchangeably but some state laws attach specific definitions to them and require state-sanctioned regulations and uses.

Harvard Study: Yoga, Meditation Genetically Tame Stress of Infertility

A psychiatrist is using modern genetic technologies to track changes in the body that occur when individuals engage in yoga and meditation for just a few minutes a day.

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