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NY Fertility Clinic Saves Embryos from Hurricane Sandy

NY Fertility Clinic Saves Embryos from Hurricane Sandy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Among all the rescues carried out during the chaos caused by Hurricane Sandy, the most delicate was the mission to save embryos in rows of incubators that were in jeopardy when the NYU Fertility Clinic lost its power…

Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects, Study Says

Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects, Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New research indicates that couples who undergo in vitro fertilization are more likely to have a baby with birth defects, Health Day reports. One of the study’s authors said the findings showed a significant link bet…

Texas Couple Auctioning Football Card to Pay for IVF

Texas Couple Auctioning Football Card to Pay for IVF

ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Texas couple hope the auction of a one-of-a-kind football card will fund a final attempt at in vitro fertilization, a goal that the NFL Hall of Famer on the card fully supports.Todd and Ula Nelkin of Houston have been trying to h…

Womb-Scratching Technique May Boost IVF Success

Womb-Scratching Technique May Boost IVF Success

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What if a quick, cheap and relatively painless procedure could double the chances of becoming pregnant through in-vitro fertilization?  British researchers say a simple scratch to the uterine lining might do jus…

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(BRISTOL, England) — The mother of the world’s first “test-tube baby,” born on July 25, 1978, died on June 6 in Bristol, England, The New York Times reports.
Lesley Brown apparently died of complications from a gallbladder…

Twins Born to Dead Father Ineligible for Benefits

Twins Born to Dead Father Ineligible for Benefits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Twins conceived in Florida from the frozen sperm of their father who died 18 months before their birth are not entitled to survivors benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.The twins’ mother, Karen Capa…

Fertility Methods May Raise Risk of Birth Defects, Study Says

Fertility Methods May Raise Risk of Birth Defects, Study Says

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Babies conceived with infertility treatment methods are more likely to have certain birth defects than babies who are conceived naturally, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine…

Some IVF Patients Fail to Follow Lifestyle Recommendations

Some IVF Patients Fail to Follow Lifestyle Recommendations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization are advised to make several lifestyle changes, but many women do not always take the recommendations to heart, a new study has found.Most doctors recommend that women stop or c…

In IVF, Is Three Embryos Too Many?

In IVF, Is Three Embryos Too Many?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GLASGOW) — A new study suggests women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) should receive no more than two embryos, regardless of their age or the quality of the embryos. But some fertility doctors say the benefits and risks …

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