How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?
What is your chance of becoming pregnant naturally? When pregnancy is desired success is expected the first cycle trying. This can happen but for most people the chance of becoming each month of trying is only 20% per menstrual cycle attempt. This is the rate of natural fecundity. Infertility is defined as the inability to […]
In the United States, approximately 1.5% of all births involve the use of assisted reproductive technologies or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Couples going through IVF understandably have questions about the short-term and long-term impact of IVF. We know that couples with infertility have a slightly increased risk of obstetrical complications, specifically decreased birth weight and […]
Which Is Best, Ovulation Induction or IVF?
Without a doubt IVF is the most effective method of achieving a healthy, successful, singleton pregnancy as long as it is performed in a ‘Center of Excellence’ where an elective single embryo transfer (eSET) is the norm. Nevertheless, ovulation induction (OI) with clomiphene, letrozole or gonadotropins followed by intrauterine insemination (IUI) remains a first line […]
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 […]
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 […]