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Why IVF Is Worth the Risk

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To date, millions and millions of babies have come into this world via in vitro fertilization (IVF), and recently, researchers have set out to document, define and understand the health effects and lasting influences the fertility treatment process has on a young child's early development. In previous studies, scientists found a correlation between IVF procedures... read more

Could IVF Become Affordable for Everyone?

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In the world of fertility, doctors are making huge strides forward to make treatments more successful -- and more affordable -- for women everywhere. In Belgium, doctors and scientists have developed a low-cost version of test-tube baby technology to be used in developing countries (where the sophisticated, high-end costs are entirely... read more

The Latest Scoop on How Acupuncture Could Help You Get Pregnant

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According to new research led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and published in the journal of Human Reproduction Update, acupuncture, when used as a complementary or supplemental therapy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be beneficial for fertility. The process of IVF is done outside of the womb at first... read more

Fertility Clinics Raffle Off IVF Treatments

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To try to get pregnant, couples dealing with infertility may try to increase their odds for conception by changing their lifestyle or taking extra vitamins. Some, however, have started turning to lady luck hoping to win a free IVF treatment. Recently, fertility clinics across that country have held contests that offer one major... read more

Scientists Discover New Fertility Treatment

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Infertility is an issue that, according to the CDC, affects 10 percent of  American women. A new Japanese study, however, may clue researchers in on a new way to reduce that number. In the study, scientists used blood and stem cells from mouse eggs to create eggs -- and the eggs produced healthy mouse... read more

My Journey Through Infertility

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My name is Kristy. I’m 26 years old and have been trying to conceive my first child since August of 2011. I have been married for over three years and have a nine-year-old stepdaughter. I am a daily poster on The Bump Trying to Get Pregnant and Trouble Trying to Get Pregnant message... read more

Scary! Fertility Treatments Could Cause PTSD

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Between tracking ovulation and undergoing treatments, trying to conceive can be a strenuous and stressful situation, especially if you aren't successful. It can even be so emotionally taxing that women undergoing the process can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a recent study, researchers surveyed 142 people who had undergone fertility treatments. Of... read more

Undergoing Fertility Treatments? You May Need to Try, Try Again

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If you're thinking about going through fertility treatments, you might need to do it multiple times to actually conceive. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women in their 30s and 40s who had fertility treatments were as likely to deliver babies as women who conceived naturally -- it... read more

Can Fertility Drugs Make Your Kid Short?

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Fertility drugs will help you get pregnant faster, but they also might make your children shorter. A new study presented at The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, found that of babies born full term, those that were conceived through fertility drugs were a little bit shorter than naturally conceived children, but were... read more

Remembering the First IVF Mom

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Lesley Brown, the first woman to successfully undergo IVF treatment, died at age 64 on June 6th. Lesley gave birth to the first IVF baby, her daughter Louise, in July 1978. She had another daughter, Natalie, via IVF a few years later. Louise spoke to The Telegraph  about her mother saying, “Mum was a... read more