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 […]

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 […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital to soon set-up its very own IVF centre

With this move, JJ Hospital will become the first government-run hospital in Mumbai to have its infertility centre. Infertility is on the rise among both men and women in the country. This centre will help address the concerns of women who seek to treat infertility or bear a child via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Mumbai: JJ Hospital to soon set-up its very own IVF centreMumbai’s Sir JJ Group of Hospital has sent a proposal to the state government, to start a ‘Test Tube Baby’ or IVF centre. If the proposal is accepted then JJ hospital would become Mumbai’s first government hospital to have IVF facility. IVF treatment is generally a very expensive procedure when it is done in a […]

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]
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