Thrombophilia and Poor Ovarian Response

Researchers at Poriya Medical Center started the study into thrombophilia and ovarian response with 89 women seeking IVF-EF treatment. After the treatment, the women were placed in two groups. ... read more »

First Cycle Poor Response and IVF Cancellation

Multiple fertility treatments are available for women facing infertility. Finding the right treatment reduces the overall cost and improve outcome. Clinical studies aim to aid fertility doctors in choosing the right treatment for select groups of women. ... read more »

Progesterone Gel vs. Tablets after IVF and ICSI

A prospective randomized multicentre study comparing vaginal progesterone gel and vaginal micronized progesterone tablets for luteal support after in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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. ... 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 »

Latest IVF Goal: Singleton Births, Fewer Twins

In the pioneering days of in vitro fertilization (IVF), multiple births were common. Implanting more than one embryo was a way to ensure at least one of them would result in full-term pregnancy; often more than one embryo resulted in full-term pregnancy. ... read more »

Fertility Drugs Cause More Multiple Births Than IVF

In 1971, about 1.8 percent of all babies born in the United States were multiple births - twins, triplets, or more (higher-order births). By 2011, the multiple-birth rate had climbed to 3.5 percent. The popularity of medically assisted conceptions had risen, too. ... 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 »

Donor-egg IVF Gaining Ground in US

Most couples seeking treatment for infertility hope conception and a viable pregnancy can occur using sperm and egg from the couple itself but there are some circumstances when an egg from a non-genetic donor produces a more favorable outcome. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

$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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. ... 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 »

Post-Cancer Ovarian Tissue Transplant Delivers New Hope

Cancer. The word alone strikes fear in just about everyone. When it'sovarian cancer that will surely affect a woman's fertility before shehas the family she wants, there's a great deal of grief and heartachealongside that fear. ... read more »

Choosing Embryos for Transfer in IVF

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 »

Understanding of Sperm Function May Improve IVF

Scientists now have a better understanding of how sperm function in two discoveries that could someday improve in vitro fertilization (IVF), success rates and male contraception. ... read more »

Chemotherapy Has Bigger Impact on Fertility

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 »

Will New IVF Procedure Re-Energize Older Women’s Eggs?

A new in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure is said to re-energize the egg so conception occurs more readily but the procedure is still experimental and controversial. ... read more »

Assisted Reproductive Technology Procedures and Risks

Thanks to ART treatments couples that would not have otherwise been able to parent are now happily raising children. However, despite the benefits associated with ART, there is some risk of birth defect according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. ... read more »

Industrial Chemicals and Ovarian Response to IVF

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

Obesity Doesn't Affect Pregnancy 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 »

Combination Approach for Oncology Infertility Patients

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

Morphometric Analysis and ART

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 »

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on IVF Success

A recent study involving mice demonstrated a "major impact" on the success rate of IVF when the mice were fed a Mediterranean diet before implantation. ... read more »

Clinical Trial to Test Benefits of Sticky Sperm

Sticky spermatozoa may hold the key to greater success rates among couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. IVF is a procedure in which scientists inject spermatozoa, commonly referred to as sperm, into an egg. ... read more »

Should Technology Allow Parents to "Design" Their Babies?

Is modern science approaching the point where designing the baby of one's dreams becomes a reality? ... read more »

Video Tracking System Identifies Healthiest Living Sperm

A multinational, multidisciplinary team of European researchers has devised a three-dimensional (3-D) video tracking system that allows observer to watch living sperm in motion. ... read more »

Urinary BPA in IVF Patients

Researchers have provided a long list of potential side effects of bisphenol A exposure and consumption, but researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health wanted a better understanding of this chemical's impact on ovarian response and embryo quality. ... read more »

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment. ... read more »

Genetic Testing to Prevent Fatal Brain Disease in Children

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 »

Adjust IVF Med Dosage to Woman’s Weight

A recent study suggests that customization of the IVF process may lead to greater success when the dosage of some IVF medications are adjusted to the weight of the woman. ... read more »

IVF Produces Very Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications

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

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for IVF

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 »

Can I Get Pregnant With Only One Ovary?

Can you get pregnant if you only have one ovary? Do you ovulate with one ovary How does conception occur? ... read more »

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