Lower Birth Defects in Women Over 40 Having IVF

women over 40 birth defects

In the October issue of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology researchers from South Australia reported lower birth defects in women over 40 having IVF. Infertile women aged 40 and over who used IVF to conceive had less than half the rate of birth defects of fertile women of the same age, while younger […]

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Binge Drinking In Women

Binge drinking in women

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention released their Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report on Binge Drinking Among Women and High School Girls. The report announced that 1 in 8 adult women and 1 in 5 high school girls in the United States practice binge drinking (at least 5 drinks in a row), and tend […]

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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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