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Study may help improve IVF success

In humans, a fertilized egg is no guarantee of reproductive success. Most embryos stop developing and perish within days of fertilization, usually because they have an abnormal number of chromosomes. Now, researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and … Continue reading

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IVF 101: What to know about in vitro fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is utilized in more difficult infertility cases involving severe endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, or problems that cannot be corrected with other treatments. It is also the best treatment if both fallopian tubes are blocked. The IVF process … Continue reading

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Is IVF the only successful fertility treatment?

“Thanks to continued advances in reproductive medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a highly successful treatment for infertility,” says RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. But IVF treatments are more invasive than other treatments and can be a costly option, particularly … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence helps select better embryos for implantation

For many people who are struggling to conceive, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can offer a life-changing solution. But the average success rate for IVF is only about 30 percent. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital are developing … Continue reading

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Study on placenta development could aid IVF treatments

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies, a new study reveals. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in … Continue reading

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Infertility does not always mean IVF

“Thanks to continued advances in reproductive medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a highly successful treatment for infertility,” Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D., writes in the publication Resolve, for the Journey and Beyond. “Many patients believe that IVF provides their only chance … Continue reading

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Can IVF occur inside a woman’s body?

It can in the United Kingdom. IVF patients in that nation now have the option of a groundbreaking treatment that allows fertilization to take place inside the body, rather than in a lab. Conventional IVF treatment involves removing eggs from … Continue reading

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Study: Eggs from older donors just as successful in IVF

New research out of Canada may open the door for older women to donate their eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The study, reported by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, finds that eggs from donors age 35 or … Continue reading

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Breakthrough! FDA approves the Eeva Test

A new, breakthrough technology designed to help fertility clinics select the best embryos during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to aid in their effort to provide the best chance of a successful pregnancy is now commercially available in the United States … Continue reading

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An IVF ‘baby boom’

More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows. Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported. Almost 175,000 … Continue reading

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