Slight Alteration in IVF Could Boost Success for Older Women

Dr. Yan-Guang Wu and his research team found the timing of egg retrieval is a key to success when treating older women. ... read more »

Most Virile Sperm Ejaculated First; May Improve IVF Outcome

A study finds that the most virile sperm are ejaculated first and the remainder of the ejaculated fluids may actually hinder fertilization. ... read more »

Ethical Challenges: Creating And Selling Embryos

In this review article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the authors Dr. Klitzman and Dr. Sauer review the ethical challenges associated with creating and selling embryos. ... read more »

“Black Box” of Embryo Implantation Discovered and Filmed

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. ... read more »

The First Ever Complete Human Sperm in Lab

A biotech company based in France has recently announced their ability to grow human sperm cells in the lab, a breakthrough expected to help many couples overcome male-related infertility issues. ... read more »

IVF In-Vitro Fertilization Calculator Can Help Predict IVF

In-vitro fertilization or IVF is a procedure where eggs are fertilized outside the body and implanted into the uterus.  There are many clinics that perform this procedure but success rates can be confusing because they depend on many factors including a woman's age, height, weight, prior pregnancies, reasons for infertility, and other parameters. ... read more »

Preeclampsia during pregnancy, postpartum and postbirth

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening medical condition that typically occurs during the second half of pregnancy. The major signs of preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. ... read more »

Men: Hold Off On Bacon Till After IVF Success

The findings of a recent study suggests men who are part of a couple undergoing treatment for infertility may fare better if they hold off on the processed meats until a pregnancy is confirmed. ... read more »

IVF's 37-Year Evolution: From “Test Tube Baby” to Today

Louise Joy Brown was born on July 25th, 1978, and was the first baby born of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She is less known by name than by her claim to fame: the world’s first “test tube baby.” ... read more »

New Test Pinpoints Perfect Time to Increase IVF Success

A fertility specialist in Spain is developing a new technique that may increase the success rate for women everywhere. ... read more »

Utah’s Gardner Quadruplets One in 70 Million

On December 28 the "Quad Squad" was born. These two sets of identical twins were born to Ashley and Tyson Gardner, who tried to conceive for eight years with no luck. ... read more »

Mitochondrial Donation: Fears and Benefits

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) are on the verge of a final vote that will decide whether or not a specific form of in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be legally allowed in the UK. ... read more »