When prospective parents who are unable to conceive a child on their own consult me for assistance, I am excited to help them build their families. But for them, dealing with the challenges of infertility can be as stressful as having cancer. Fortunately, the latest advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF) are giving them a better chance than ever of achieving their dreams.
This systematic review has found that single pregnancies after transfer of frozen thawed embryos were associated with a lower risk of perinatal mortality, small for gestational age babies, preterm birth (defined as before 37 weeks’ gestation), low birth weight (defined as less than 2,500g) and antepartum haemorrhage (bleeding during pregnancy).
Experts in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) from UC San Francisco have discovered a pattern of protein secretion during egg maturation that they say has the possibility of leading to a new, non-invasive test to evaluate the fitness of eggs before they are fertilized in the clinic.
More than 10% of American women aged 15-44 struggle to conceive or maintain full-term pregnancies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Assisted reproductive technology (ART), through which eggs are fertilized with sperm in a lab and then returned to a woman's uterus, is often the last resort for reproductively-challenged couples.
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.
Fertility experts in Southampton and the Netherlands have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that could predict whether or not IVF treatment is likely to be successful.
Fertility Options- Dr. George Grunert talks about fertility options on KRIV-TV26 (FAX) 9AM, Houston, Texas
HOUSTON (KTRK) - Imagine having cancer at 29, then finding you have a cancer gene that's likely to passed on to your children. In what's believed to be one of the first cases of its kind, we have the story of a young cancer patient and how she kept her fertility - and spared her baby - from carrying her cancer gene.