fertility

Hope for Families? More Lenders Offering Loans for Fertility Treatments

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A new report released from the Hastings Center found that more and more lenders are specializing in loans for fertility treatments. And while it means more and more couples will able to afford the treatments, the Hastings Center Report journal notes that the increase in lenders has some concerned that doctors are only... read more

Do Fertility Treatments Raise Your Risk of Multiples?

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Are more and more moms getting pregnant with multiples? The latest study says yes. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team under lead author Aniket Kulkarni of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that more than three-quarters of triplets or higher-order births in the US were due to... read more

5 Million Babies — and Counting! How IVF Changed Fertility

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New reports from the International Committee for the Monitoring of Assisted Reproductive Technology noted that more than 5 million babies have been born due to alternative conception methods. Since 1978, Richard Kennedy, a committee board member, noted, more than 5 million babies have been born due to advanced reproductive medicine -- and IVF... read more

Amazing New Fertility Procedure May Help More Women Conceive: Here’s How

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A new process called in vitro activation (IVA) is taking huge strides forward for women in the world of infertility. The process takes an ovary (or a piece of ovarian tissue) and treats it with proteins and other nutrients to help immature follicles mature into eggs outside of a woman's body. It's then reimplanted into... read more

Incredible, New Low-Cost IVF Procedure Could Change the Future of Fertility Treatments

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In May, Marybeth Scheidts gave birth to a healthy baby boy with her husband, David Levy, thanks to a new technique using modern, low-cost DNA sequencing to check for whole chromosome abnormalities and specific gene defects before the embryo is implanted into a mother's womb. The new technique, used in in vitro fertilization... read more

New Fertility Kit on the Market: Would You Try It?

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When friends Dr. Lara Oboler and Marjorie Goldner decided they wanted to journey into motherhood, the duo did not want to waste any time prepping for baby. After one month turned to two and then quickly to four, they started considering alternative ways to get pregnant. As the women struggled to conceive, they gave birth... read more

Latest Groundbreaking Study on Egg Freezing Could Change the Future of Infertility

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New research published in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's journal Fertility and Sterility has shed some inspiring light on egg-freezing success rates. The study, headed p by Kutluk Oktay, M.D., who specializes in preserving the fertility of female cancer patients, conducted a meta-analysis of ooctye cryopreservation cycles with individualized patient data to... read more

Physical Activity: Does It Help or Hurt Your Fertility?

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New research appearing in the American Journal of Human Biology suggests that a woman's reproductive functions may be tied to her immune status. While previous studies have found this same immune and reproductive association in men, this is the first time the association has been found in females. Beginning by speaking of animals in general,... read more

Khloe Kardashian-Odom Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggle

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In a teaser for the coming episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, it's little sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom who steals the show (and as usual, our hearts). The always outspoken, spunky and 100 percent daring Kardashian lets the light shine on her personal life and her struggle to conceive. While talking with her stepbrother, Brandon... read more

Study Says Fertility Treatments Not to Blame for Baby’s Developmental Delays — So, What Is?

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New research sheds light on why babies born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments have shown a higher risk for developmental delays. In the past, low birth weight, issues with brain development and premature birth have all been correlated with fertility treatments. Researchers are now noticing that while it's possible the treatments themselves are contributing... read more