Famous Couples Also Chose Surrogacy and Gestational Carriers

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Sometimes it takes more than just two people to create a family. When a medical condition affects a woman’s ability to carry a baby to term or when a gay male couple wants to have a child, they can turn to a gestational carrier. The Fertility Centers of New England have helped many couples to […]

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“Decreased Ovarian Reserve”: Is there a “best test”?

IVF egg retrieval and best test for ovarian reserve

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the professional committee for experts in reproductive endocrinology and infertility medicine, put out a committee opinion this month on testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve. A woman’s eggs, or oocytes, are the greatest when she is a fetus and decline in number as she ages. Ovarian reserve […]

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Revisiting Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)

The transfer of a solitary embryo gains more support in North America. The idea is not new and was the focus of early IVF. Most often it has been applied to those patients with medical contraindications for multiple pregnancies. Ten years later, eSET (elective single embryo transfer) gains validity as a practice modicum in assisted […]

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NutriMed: New Weight Loss Program

Losing weight can be difficult, but when successful, overweight and obese women can significantly improve their chances of having a successful pregnancy.  When a woman’s BMI is within the normal range (18.5-24.9), they can expect shorter treatment cycles, less medication, and a higher rate of pregnancy using IVF. In addition, they are half as likely […]

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Ovarian Stimulation for IVF is Not Associated with New Ovarian Tumors

Aggressive stimulation of the ovary concerns some for the inadvertent creation of ovarian cancer. To address this concern, the OMEGA study was established. This study is a large cohort study that evaluated the effects of fertility drug usage and its potential relation to ovarian cancer risk. Approximately 20,000 women were studied with a follow up time of […]

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Male Body Mass Index and Reproductive Potential

Because BMI can affect your chances of pregnancy and increase your chances of having a miscarriage, female BMI is considered when determining IVF treatment. Research is continually being done to define whether the negative affects of hormone alterations from obesity is on egg and/or embryo quality, sperm quality or responsiveness of the endometrium. Although an […]

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Towanda! Take Back Your Life

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Facts | Infertility Stress

The inability to become pregnant grips many women. The story is common – it starts out with excitement and so many expectations. Quickly it stales and is rendered to calendars, too many urine predictor kits and mechanics. Websites, blogs, cadre of nutritional supplements-turned into cathartic snake oils infiltrate life usurping rent-free brain space. First, breathe […]

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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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The Secretly Busy World of the Developing Fetus

The first pregnancy ultrasound is exciting but approached with much trepidation.  It may have taken months or years to come to this point.  Finally, the pregnancy was positive with pregnancy hormone levels rising appropriately.  However, quickly approaches the defining moment.  Without doubt, the uterus holds this incredible gift. The uterus is unmistakable and the usual […]

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Fertility After Cancer

For many, having a child is very much a part of the quality of life. Not all young cancer survivors are aware of the potential option for fertility preservation and many oncologists are similarly unaware. According to a national survey of physician practice patterns, less than half of cancer patients of childbearing age felt they […]

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