IVF Success Rates

Many couples seem to have misconceptions about the rates of success from a procedure like in-vitro fertilization, IVF. ... read more »

Questions About Chances Getting Pregnant

When women are trying to conceive, they often have questions regarding their chances of getting pregnant. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to getting pregnant. ... read more »

Looking at Complications in Pregnancy Over Age 44

A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reveals complications associated with pregnancy with a maternal age of 44 and over. ... read more »

Cell Aging Linked to Stress During Pregnancy

Children born to women experiencing extreme trauma or traumatic life changes during pregnancy are affected on a cellular level. ... read more »

Marijuana Use Doubles Risk of Premature Birth

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have completed an international study into possible risk factors for premature birth. Premature or preterm birth is considered one of the most avoidable pregnancy complications ' in some cases. ... read more »

Patient Selection Criteria and Blastocyst Transfer

A total of 420 participants were included in the study completed at the Fertility-Centro de Fertilizacao Assistida in Brazil. All participants were having ICSI fertility treatments. In all, 2,781 graded blastocysts were involved. ... read more »

Third Trimester Ultrasound Scan: Maternal Preferences

Based on a study in the journal Health Expectations, women desire a low-cost ultrasound that provides both clinical and non-clinical information, but they have no preference for who completed the ultrasound. ... read more »

Genetic Mutations Linked to Paternal Age

Hollywood stars are known for waiting later in life to start families, but researchers say men who wait longer may be increasing the risk of passing genetic mutations like autism on to offspring. ... read more »

Parental Age and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may be associated with parental age during pregnancy. A Finnish study reports associations between various ASDs and parental age starting in the teenage years. ... read more »

Maternal Predictors of Cardiometabolic Traits in Newborns

The impact of maternal health and habits are the topic of multiple research studies. One of the newest studies from researchers in Canada examines the impact of maternal factors and characteristics of pregnancy on cardiometabolic traits in newborns. ... read more »

Parental Age and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, both maternal and paternal age were independently associated with autism. ... read more »

Impact of a Woman's Age on Fertility

Does age affect fertility? Simply put, yes ages does affect fertility. The older the female is when trying to conceive the more troubles that may be encountered during the process. ... read more »

Is Your Maternal Clock Ticking?

If there is one thing women feel it is the tick-tock of that maternal clock. For some women it starts around the mid-20s or early 30s. For other women it starts much later – closer to 40. No matter when it starts in your mind, your body has a very different idea. ... read more »

Pregnancy Guide For Women 35 and Older

As women age, they are more likely to suffer from diseases and conditions associated with aging, which in general, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and premature labor. ... read more »

A Man's Fertility May Decrease With Age

At least for me, the stigma about a mother having children later in life, such as 40 years old or older, is pretty firmly established. ... read more »

More Obstetricians Delivering Babies

Researchers found a 50% decline in the use of family physicians for prenatal care over the last 10 years. ... read more »

A Simple Guide to Egg Freezing

Many women are now choosing to wait until they are 35 or 40 to start a family. While this may be the best time for a woman to conceive, it is not the best time for the female body to conceive. ... read more »

Preeclampsia Seems to be Linked to Maternal Age

In pregnancy, it is not entirely uncommon that you will experience preeclampsia, which is a type of hypertension that arises in gestation. High blood pressure is the most obvious sign of preeclampsia, but it can also affect your kidneys, liver and other organs. ... read more »

Do Fertility Therapies Cause Autism?

If you are pregnant or planning on having a baby in the near future, autism is likely a major concern of yours. Since its cause is unknown, many statements exist claiming different methods of prevention. ... read more »