Category Archives: Pregnancy: In Vitro Fertilization

One in eight women experience infertility






One in eight women and one in 10 men in the U.K. have experienced infertility, struggling to get pregnant for at least a year, and almost half do not seek help for the problem, according to a new study. “Our … Continue reading






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Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children






Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and … Continue reading






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First puppies born by in vitro fertilization






ITHACA, N.Y. - For the first time, a litter of puppies was born by in vitro fertilization, thanks to work by Cornell University researchers. The breakthrough, described in a study to be published online Dec. 9 in the journal Public … Continue reading






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Miscarriages: Progesterone Supplements Do Not Improve Outcomes for Women with Recurrent Events






Newswise — New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy do not improve outcomes in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages. The findings, published today in The New … Continue reading






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Following fertility treatment, couples need better antenatal care: study






Couples who have successfully conceived following fertility treatment need additional antenatal care and support, new research has found. Two per cent of all births in the UK are a result of fertility treatments such as IVF. An increasing body of … Continue reading






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In vitro fertilization using frozen eggs associated with lower live birth rates: The JAMA Network Journals






Compared to using fresh oocytes (eggs) for in vitro fertilization, use of cryopreserved (frozen) donor oocytes in 2013 was associated with lower live birth rates, according to a study in the August 11 issue of JAMA. Use of oocytes donated … Continue reading






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Why women who have IVF babies have increased risk of reflux disease






(Vienna, 10 August, 2015) — Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), according to the results of a study published in the UEG … Continue reading






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Improved Sperm Diagnostic Test May Pinpoint Best Fertility Treatment for Couples






Newswise — DETROIT – A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, in collaboration with researchers at CReAte Fertility Center, University of Toronto, Harvard University and Georgia Reagents University, has developed the first diagnostic test for sperm RNA based on … Continue reading






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Successful IVF Pregnancies Not More Common With Frozen Embryos






LISBON, Portugal — No improvement in pregnancy rates was associated with frozen embryos during IVF, according to the results of two retrospective population-based studies revealed here. In one study, Paula Celada of Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset in Valencia, Spain, and … Continue reading






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Fewer multiple births could reduce autism risk in ART children






In a paper published online today (Thursday, March 19), scientists report that the incidence of diagnosed autism was twice as high for assisted reproductive technology (ART) as non-ART births among the nearly 6 million children in their study, born in … Continue reading






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Same-gender couples could create babies via stem cells






Researchers from Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science are claiming a stem cell research breakthrough that would allow a baby to be created from the skin cells from two adults, no matter their gender. This potentially allows for … Continue reading






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Successful Treatment of Infertile Couples: A New Method






Newswise — Couples have choices in infertility treatments. A recent finding by Marlene Goldman, MS, ScD of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and colleagues, published in Fertility and Sterility, gives doctors and couples a new tool to determine … Continue reading






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Celiac disease might explain fertility problems






Celiac disease may be at the root of some women’s problems with infertility, Indian researchers say. While there are many more common causes of infertility, the study suggests that women who don’t have a ready explanation for their failure to … Continue reading






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Use of IVF procedure for male infertility has doubled; not linked with improved outcomes






The use of an assisted reproduction technique known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) doubled between 1996 and 2012, although compared with conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), use of ICSI was not associated with improved reproductive outcomes, according to a study … Continue reading






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There is no autism link to assisted reproduction: new study from UVM






Newswise — When prospective parents have trouble conceiving and decide to seek medical help, they typically experience more than a little anxiety and have a host of questions: What are the potential risks to the mother and the baby? What … Continue reading






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Infertility treatment surge is being led by white, straight women






WASHINGTON — Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association. While income and lack of insurance only … Continue reading






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Vitamin D linked to better quality embryos, increased chance of implantation






Newswise — Washington, DC—Women with a vitamin D deficiency were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s … Continue reading






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ADBAC and DDAC, Common Household Chemicals, Responsible for Reproductive Declines in Mice






Newswise — Virginia Tech researchers who were using a disinfectant when handling mice have discovered that two active ingredients in it cause declines in mouse reproduction. Although the chemicals responsible for the declines are common in household cleaning products and … Continue reading






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The creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people has moved a step closer in the UK






A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. But a number of technical and scientific details need to be finalised before the plans go before Parliament. The move would be … Continue reading






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Children born to women after fertility treatment at greater risk of psychiatric disorders






Munich, 30 June 2014: Children born to women with fertility problems have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders than naturally conceived children. The increase in risk was described as “modest” by researchers from Denmark, but was found to persist throughout … Continue reading






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What psychosocial factors could help IVF patients?






After reviewing research that explored which psychosocial factors are associated with the emotional adjustment of IVF patients, researchers have highlighted which key psychosocial factors could help identify patients at high risk of stress. The aim of the study, led by … Continue reading






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Standard IVF dose less effective in obese women






Newswise — Washington, DC—Obese women may need a different dose of medication than normal weight women in order to successfully have their eggs harvested for in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal … Continue reading






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3-parent IVF babies ready to roll in the UK






(Reuters) - Britain published draft regulations on Thursday that would make it the first country in the world to offer “three-parent” fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children. In a move praised … Continue reading






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Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conception






A University of Adelaide study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived … Continue reading






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Increase seen in donor eggs for in vitro fertilization, with improved outcomes






Between 2000 and 2010 in the United States the number of donor eggs used for in vitro fertilization increased, and outcomes for births from those donor eggs improved, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released … Continue reading






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