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Semen Boosts Pregnancy Health, Improves IVF Success Rate

At the International Congress of Immunology held in Australia this year, Sarah Robertson, from the University of Adelaide, presented the results of her recent study that found semen to be valuable in boosting the health of pregnancy and improving in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate.  Frequent sex with a familiar partner seems to ensure the healthiest pregnancy, even while IVF is in progre ... more »
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Embryos in IVF Lab Can’t Get Enough Barry White Love, Baby

Some people claim music is the rhythm of life.  At an Irish fertility clinic, the deep-throated romantic sounds of 1970s superstar Barry White seems to be the music favored by the embryos in the lab being cultivated for implantation for in vitro fertilization (IVF).  When the soulful purring of White’s voice is pumped into an incubator, the embryos thrive, developing more rapidly and robu ... more »
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High-Powered Microscope Shows Sperm's Final Push to Fertilization

No one had ever witnessed this event before but it could become instrumental in improving the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). ... more »
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When Egg Meets Sperm: Let the Fireworks Begin!

A new study discovered a sparkling fireworks show that ignites when egg meets sperm and they’ve got the video to prove it. ... more »
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Fertilization More Likely When IVF Eggs Dance to the Music

Fertility specialists in Spain discovered that fertilization rates are higher when eggs being prepped for in vitro fertilization (IVF) can dance to the music being piped into their incubator. ... more »
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The Menstrual Cycle

It is important to understand the menstrual cycle in order to know what is normal and be able to identify when you may have an issue. ... more »
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of acupuncture in in vitro fertilisation

Currently available literature does not provide sufficient evidence that adjuvant acupuncture improves IVF clinical pregnancy rate. ... more »
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In vitro fertilization IVF for unexplained subfertility.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Apr 18;4:CD003357. In vitro fertilisation for unexplained subfertility. Pandian Z, Gibreel A, Bhattacharya S. Source ... more »
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Sperm Are Not Graceful, Researchers Reveal

The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were. ... more »

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