‘Aim is to make women safer, stronger and smarter’

Women are the pillars of every home, every nation. A healthy woman builds a healthy family, healthy families build healthy nations. Only an educated, aware, informed and empowered woman knows how to keep herself healthy and binds a healthy family together

‘Aim is to make women safer, stronger and smarter’As we take strides into 2020, we, as women in India, need to be confident and take up the onus of uplifting fellow women. Though Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist Society of India’s (FOGSI) vision and mission is Healthcare for Woman, we are going much beyond that. FOGSI has launched a mission, which is WE […]

What factors affect natural conception in couples?

Dr Rajesh Koradia, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Infertility Specialist, Director of MIRA Hospital and IVF Centre, shares his insights upon the current trend of increase in IVF cases and its causes

What factors affect natural conception in couples?In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs from a woman’s womb, retrieving a sperm sample of a man, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a glass dish. The embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus, hoping that it will result in a positive pregnancy Today, IVF has emerged […]

Soon KEM Hospital to have its own IVF clinic, thanks to ex-students

Two ex-students from KEM Hospital have found a way to give back to their alma mater. A husband-wife duo who are IVF specialist have reached out to KEM Hospital and will be helping them in starting an IVF clinic aimed at helping the common people

Soon KEM Hospital to have its own IVF clinic, thanks to ex-studentsBehind India’s booming population is another story: declining fertility rates and desperate couples. Urban Indian fertility is now at levels seen in developed countries and in some places among the lowest in the world. Now to tackle this problem, two former students from KEM Hospital will be establishing an IVF centre. This will be beneficial […]

Exercise may improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, finds study

Exercise may improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, a University of Queensland study has found

Exercise may improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, finds studyRegular exercise can help improve a woman’s chance of falling pregnant, a new Australian study found on Friday. The research conducted by the University of Queensland (UQ) compiled reproductive health and exercise records over the past 20 years, to examine if working out has any role to play when it comes to conception. Dr Gabriela […]

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 […]

First 3-parent baby born in a groundbreaking clinical trial to treat infertility

A Greek woman has given birth to a baby boy using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people, in the first clinical trial of its kind to treat infertility

First 3-parent baby born in a groundbreaking clinical trial to treat infertilityThe boy was born on April 09, to a 32-year-old woman with a history of multiple IVF failures and poor egg quality. Both the mother and the baby are in good health, announced researchers at The Institute of Life, in Athens, Greece, where the procedure was performed. The team claim they are making medical history, […]

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Low levels of oxygen in the womb—which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia—may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggestsThe research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, found that exposing foetuses to chronic hypoxia (low oxygen levels) during development led to them having advanced ageing of the ovaries and fewer eggs available. Hypoxia in the womb can be caused by a number of factors, including smoking, pre-eclampsia, maternal obesity, and living at […]

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart health

Compared with women who gave birth following fertility therapy, women who did not become pregnant after fertility treatment were found to have a 19 percent greater risk of cardiovascular events, particularly stroke and heart failure

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart healthResearchers found that women who did not become pregnant after undergoing gonadotropin-based fertility therapy – treatment often used in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies – were at greater risk of heart failure and stroke than those whose fertility therapy was successful. The research team – led by Dr. Jacob […]

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 […]

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds study

Infertility has long been linked to an increased risk of premature deliveries and underweight babies, and the current study offers fresh evidence of this

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds studyWomen are more likely to have preemies when they use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), but a new study comparing outcomes for these babies to siblings conceived naturally suggests that other factors may be the cause of these early arrivals. Compared to babies conceived naturally, infants born after women used assistive reproductive technology […]
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