ART is Associated with Healthy Babies and Children

Fresh Embryo Transfer vs. Frozen

It is human nature to approach new technology with both excitement and trepidation. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is responsible for the generation of more than 5 million lives throughout the world. Harnessed in this large cohort size is the ability to assess long term outcomes of the offspring. National registries […]

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FCNE Mentioned in NBC News Feature Article

FCNE Embryoscope

The Fertility Centers of New England, mentioned in the NBC News article on advances in IVF, was the first IVF center in the nation to announce the successful births following embryo culture using the Embryoscope® (Unisense/Fertilitech, Aarhus, Denmark), a new advancement for the IVF laboratory. The Embryoscope® incubator is a state-of-the-art system, with a built-in […]

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Five Million IVF Babies Since 1978

On 25 July, 1978 a healthy baby girl was born to Lesley and John Brown of Bristol, UK following nine years of infertility. They named their new daughter Louise Joy Brown. Birth is a remarkable event, but what made this birth even more astonishing was that the Brown’s baby girl was conceived through In Vitro […]

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Transfer of Cryopreserved Embryos: Does It Increase Risk of Malformations?

In one of the largest studies to date to address the issue of whether reproductive technologies increase the risk of birth defects researchers came to the conclusion that the transfer of cryopreserved embryos does not increase the risk of birth defects. This research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine May 05, 2012. […]

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Acupuncture and Infertility

In 2002, a fertility center in Germany published “Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproductive therapy” (Fertil Steril 77(4):721-4).   In this small study of 80 patients, those receiving acupuncture had a higher IVF pregnancy rate (42.5%) than those without acupuncture (26.3%).  Since this publication, numerous studies have been published […]

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What Are the Risks with IVF?

What are the true risks of in vitro fertilization? Often thought as “the great equalizer”, the internet is information-laden. However, not all sources are equitable.  Deciphering amongst myth, opinion and truth, particularly in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) can be complicated and equally frustrating. When one is contemplating whether IVF is suitable for […]

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New Technology Could Increase Chances of Success for Patients Undergoing IVF

The Fertility Centers of New England  has introduced a novel incubator system which allows continual harmless observations of developing embryos. In a clinical Assisted Reproduction practice (ART), the best methods of embryo selection are those that do as little harm to the embryos and which also rely on the basic biology of the oocyte and […]

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