Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage. The study concludes that whilst older women produce fewer euploid (healthy) embryos, age does not affect implantation or live birth rates, if healthy, high-quality embryos are used

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchersThere have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

Pune: 52-year-old mother gives birth to triplets via IVF treatment

A 52-year-old woman, Sunita Kadam (name changed) from Pune has become first woman in India to give birth to triplets conceived through IVF at Pune’s Saishree Hospital

Pune: 52-year-old mother gives birth to triplets via IVF treatmentThe two out of the three are boys. Well in this case, two kids were born healthy while the third one was weak, and was kept in NICU. It was not an easy journey to parenthood for Mr and Mrs Kadam, as they tried to conceive through IVF in Hyderabad and Pune Hospitals before. Even […]

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVF

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

India’s first test tube baby speaks about the importance of IVFDr Subhash Mukherjee became the first physician in India and the second in the world to create a test tube baby. It was sad that his contribution was not recognised until long after his death. When asked about how she took it when her parents told her that she is the IVF baby, she said, “You do […]

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds study

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension early in life - as well as other cardiovascular complications

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds studyResearchers found a higher average blood pressure among teens born through IVF than in children conceived naturally, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Moreover, teens born through IVF were more likely to have blood pressures high enough to be diagnosed with hypertension. The researchers advise parents of children […]

Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?

Infertility is the inability of a couple to have a child, despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for more than one year. Of the many causes leading to infertility, the male partner is responsible in about one-third of cases

Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?Male infertility can be the result of either insufficient or absent production of sperms or blockage in the transport of the sperms/semen. Hormonal abnormalities are known to decrease sperm production. These can occur due to abnormalities in the thyroid, the pituitary, or local defects in the testes, failing to recognise the hormones, and thus, not […]

Revealed: Embryo communicates with mother’s womb

A team of researchers have uncovered how an embryo gets implanted in the womb. It also gives insights on early life events that take place inside the mother's womb. Also, through this research, an attempt has being made to decode the reasons behind the failure of IVF

Revealed: Embryo communicates with mother’s wombReproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms (offspring) are produced from their parents. And the pregnancy process begins, after the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm. But do you know how this embryo finds a place in the mother’s womb? It is an important part of the pregnancy process, as the embryo has to find a […]

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrieval

Healthy sperm can be collected within 24 and 48 hours of a man’s death, and if frozen properly, has a 70 to 80 per cent chance of successful conception if used with a woman with normal fertility levels

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrievalA widow in New York City gave birth to a child two years after her husband passed away using sperm taken shortly after his death for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Though it is controversial, this is not the first time that post-mortem sperm retrieval was used to conceive a child after the father’s death. In […]