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 […]

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, who met while undergoing cancer treatment, had already had a daughter through IVF but could not afford a second round. A band of social media mums secretly raised £2,000 for the couple, despite never having met them

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatmentA couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

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 […]

What are the health risks associated with IVF?

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, by a team from the University of Bern, Switzerland, shed light on the risk of blood pressure and heart-related problems being slightly higher among IVF babies. IVF or in-vitro fertilization is the most common and most effective method of ART

What are the health risks associated with IVF?While millions of babies have been born via assisted reproductive technology (ART), experts are still studying how the use of such technologies might impact long-term health. Research has largely looked at younger individuals so far since the oldest person born via assisted reproduction is Louise Brown, who is only 40 years old. Researchers examined the […]

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with it

In India, infertility has become a growing cause for concern. Going by current estimates, around 1 in 5 Indian couples will experience problems with infertility. Understanding the hurdles in conception, the solution could help couples take steps to manage their condition

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with itMotherhood is every woman’s dream. For any woman trying to start a family, an infertility diagnosis can be shattering. It is recommended that couples should visit a fertility specialist if they haven’t been able to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex. For women with age above 35, this duration falls to six months. […]

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 […]

A century old procedures offers new hope for infertility

The procedure is called hysterosalpingography (HSG) and was first carried out in 1917. The procedure is a dye test conducted under X-ray and is used to examine the uterus and fallopian tubes of women having trouble becoming pregnant. Either water-based or oil-based solutions are used to flush the tubes

A century old procedures offers new hope for infertilityInfertility tends to be a touchy topic; it is rarely discussed, even among family members and friends. However, infertility affects a substantial cross-section of the public. Infertility is a complex problem; there are a range of reasons why it can occur in both men and women. Although lifestyle factors and medical conditions can play a […]

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licence

The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the end of this year

Britain’s first 3-parent IVF baby medical team gets licenceBritain’s fertility regulator on Thursday granted doctors the first UK licence to create babies using a three-parent IVF technique designed to prevent inherited genetic diseases. The licence, granted to a team of doctors in Newcastle, northern England, means the first child created in Britain using the mitochondrial pronuclear transfer technique could be born before the […]