George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Hormone study pinpoints why early pregnancies sometimes fail

Hormone study pinpoints why early pregnancies sometimes fail
New research could help to explain why pregnancy becomes less likely as women age and why IVF so often fails. Scientists have shown for the first time that hormones produced inside the womb play a pivotal role in the early stages of pregnancy.

New research could help to explain why pregnancy becomes less likely as women age and why IVF so often fails.

Scientists have shown for the first time that hormones produced inside the womb play a pivotal role in the early stages of pregnancy.

It was previously thought this vital role was carried out solely by hormones made elsewhere in the body, which circulate to the womb through the bloodstream.

Source: Medical News Today

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