8-Cell Embryo “Hug” May Help Determine Best IVF Candidates

One of life's most endearing moments occurs when a new parent gives afirst hug to a newborn baby. Countless medical studies have documentedthe nurturing value of the human touch. ... read more »

Enhancing Uterine Receptivity to Improve IVF Pregnancy Rates

Recent studies on genetics show that enhancing expression of particular developmental genes at certain periods in the uterus could help the success of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) pregnancies. ... 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 »

VEGF and Recurrent Implantation Failure

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is used in many IVF/ICSI treatments to facilitate implantation of embryos. Researchers from Poissey Saint German Medical Center wondered if women with recurrent implantation failure shared a common form of polymorphism. ... read more »

How Past ART Results Affect Future Attempts

At Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories, researchers theorized that Moore's Law could be used to predict future IVF outcome just as it had predicted advancement in technology. IVF procedure success has steadily increased in a linear path over the last seven years. ... read more »

Do Blastocysts Facilitate Implantation?

Researchers from Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research inAustralia recently published an in-vitro study that could hold the keyto increasing implantation success rates. The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction. ... read more »

Vitamin D Increases IVF Success

Canadian researchers have discovered a promising link between a woman's vitamin D intake and her chances of successfully getting pregnant using in vitro fertilization (IVF) ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Your guide to infertility – learn about problems getting pregnant, diagnosis, and treatment. ... read more »

Patients Reflect on IVF Treatments in Online Forums

Researchers recently published a study in the journal Human Reproduction on how information about IVF treatments is shared. Patients primarily shared information on Internet forums, but not all information was openly shared. ... 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 »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community

Join our Pregnancy and Fertility Information Community at babyMed.com ... read more »

OncoFertility: Combination Approach More Effective Than Single Treatment

According to a new study from Erlangen University Hospital in Germany suggests a combination approach to improving fertility for oncology patients. ... read more »

$260 for a Test-Tube Baby?

A team of Belgium fertility doctors announced development of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process that uses laboratory equipment much less expensive than traditional equipment. ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery

What is Tubal Reversal Surgery? ... read more »

Tubal Reversal Surgery Preparation

If you want to get pregnant after a tubal ligation, you can have either a tubal reanastomosis or tubal reversal surgery or get pregnant with IVF in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

"Precious Baby" Phenomenon May Affect Clinician Decision Making

Doctors may treat women who became pregnant through IVF treatment better than they treat women with spontaneous pregnancies. A new international study shows that a clinician may give different advice to the mother of a 'precious baby.' ... read more »

Morphometric Analysis, Assisted Reproductive Technology and Clinical Pregnancy

Morphometric analysis is used to determine embryo volume. Researchers from UZ Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg recently completed a study using morphometric analysis to determine if embryo volume played an important part in clinical pregnancy rates. ... 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 »

Study Shows Uneven IVF Results Across Ethnicities

Results from a recent study shows in vitro fertilization (IVF), results vary between ethnic groups. The results, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shows a relationship between a couple's ethnicity and the clinical success of their IVF treatments. ... read more »

IVF Success Rate May Be Misleading

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is expensive but perhaps more important, it's an emotionally charged commitment with life-changing consequences. People considering this option undoubtedly want to work with the clinic that has the best track record. ... 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 »

IVF Produces Very Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications, Headlines Overhyped, Says NHS

The Australian study compared birth outcomes of babies born of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and spontaneous conception (without medical intervention). ... read more »

New Method Gives Hope to Infertile Women

Researchers created a new technique that helps infertile women produce eggs. Using this technique, doctors at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Japan, helped one woman give birth to a healthy baby boy. ... read more »

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility Than Previously Thought

New research indicates that chemotherapy has a bigger impact on female fertility than many reports reveal. The new research results could give doctors and patients more appropriate and realistic information on the long-term effects of chemotherapy on fertility. ... read more »

Journalist Ponders Egg Donation and Motherhood

Amy Klein and her husband, Solomon, want to have a baby but they'refinding out that actually having one isn't as easy as merely wantingone. ... read more »

Vitamin D Levels Affect IVF Success

According to the study, published in CMAJ Open, women with adequate vitamin D levels are more likely to conceive with IVF than women with lower than adequate levels. ... read more »

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatment

In Hawaii, state law requires insurers to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but only to a select few. State legislators are considering proposed upgrades to the legislation. ... read more »

In-Vitro Maturation in Subfertile PCOS Patients

Researchers recently reviewed clinical trials and literature regarding the effects of in-vitro maturation on assisted reproduction success in women with subfertility associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Choosing Embryos for Transfer in IVF - How Doctors are Refining the Technique

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 »

You Simply Will NOT Believe the Story of These Triplets!

Sarah and Bill Imbierowicz wanted to be parents but it proved to be a mission easier said than done. They turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF) but that didn't really work as expected. ... read more »

Boost Fertility Naturally with These 5 Foods

Baby-making can be as delicious as it is fun. These five foods are not just yummy, they deliver nutrients that boost a woman's fertility and create optimum health during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ... read more »

Ovarian Response to IVF May Be Affected By Certain Industrial Chemicals

Exposure to some types of industrial chemicals can adversely affect reproductive health for both males and females. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Obesity Does Not Reduce the Likelihood of Becoming Pregnant with Donor Eggs

Many studies suggest that obesity decreases a woman's chance of becoming pregnant through IVF but most of this research has focused on women who use their own eggs. ... read more »

Does Frozen Sperm Work as Well as Fresh Sperm for IVF?

Frozen sperm works just as well as fresh sperm for in Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Researchers found that frozen sperm retrieved via testicular biopsy is just as effective as fresh sperm in leading to a successful pregnancy through IVF. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

Multiple Births May Cost Proportionately More than Single Births

Giving birth to multiple babies may cost parents more than single baby births do, according to a new study. Multiple births are a great concern in the United States and abroad because they pose significantly higher health risks to both mothers and infants. ... 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 »

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. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Intrauterine Insemination IUI (Part 3)

After diagnosing us with unexplained infertility, our reproductive medicine doctor went over our options with us. The first two things she recommended were intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

The Choosy Uterus: Why Not All Embryos Implant

The uterus may perform quality control tests on a fertilized egg before determining if it wants to accept the embryo, according to new research. ... read more »

IVF TV Pioneer Now Pregnant

An ecstatic couple from Missouri recently revealed the latestdevelopment in their very public quest for a baby - they're pregnant!The joyous announcement was made on the Today show, where theirstruggle with pregnancy was first revealed to the world. ... read more »

Height May Determine Twin Birth After IVF Treatment

According to researchers in the Netherlands, tall women are more likely to conceive twins after double embryo transfer than shorter women. The study included nearly 20,000 women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Woman Shares IVF Treatment with the World, On Live TV!

A woman made history on September 24, 2013, when she became the first to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), on live television. ... read more »

Emerging 3-Parent IVF May be Harmful to Baby

About one person in every 4,000 is affected with a mitochondrialdisease, passed down through the mother's bloodline. Symptoms, including minor learning disabilities, can be mild but they can be tragicallysevere, too. ... read more »

New Method Could Double IVF Success Rates

About one in 15 couples worldwide are unable to have children after at least a year of trying, but new research promises to double the success rate of one type of fertility treatment. ... read more »

UK Study Shows Babies from Unplanned Pregnancies Develop Slower

The number of babies born with the help of fertility treatments and methods grow each year.  Still, 30-40% of the babies born in UK are a result of unplanned pregnancy.  ... read more »

IVF and the Vatican

John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief of the online news site LifeSiteNews, recently visited the Vatican to find out if the Catholic Church will ever sanction in vitro fertilization (IVF) as an accepted form of infertility treatment. ... read more »

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