fertility treatments

Remembering the First IVF Mom

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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

More IVF-ers Are Getting Single-Embryo Transplants

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We reported on a study back in January that women who get three or more embryos implanted during IVF  didn’t have a higher chance of getting pregnant than women who only had one or two implanted. In fact, the birth rates for those women with multiple embryos implanted were lower than those who had... Read more

Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits for IVF Babies Conceived After Their Dads’ Death

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Babies born through fertility treatments after their fathers died might not be able to get benefits from the Social Security Administration. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that each state has the power to determine whether the child can receive benefits or not. According to TIME, the ruling came from the case of... Read more

Parents Are Paying for Their Daughters’ Egg-Freezing

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Some people just can’t wait to become grandparents and are trying to ensure that they do by paying for their daughters to freeze their eggs. According to The New York Times, more fertility clinics are seeing parents of prospective female patients coming in to offer support – financially and emotionally. Freezing eggs has become... Read more

Common Fertility Treatments Might Cause Birth Defects

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New research shows that babies conceived with the help of fertility treatments might be more likely to develop birth defects. According to an Australian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts found that there was an 8.3 percent birth defect risk for babies whose parents use fertility treatments compared to the... Read more

6 Big Myths about Infertility

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This week is Infertility Awareness Week and you might wonder why the heck you should be aware of it, especially if you’ve never had to deal with fertility issues. Well, it seems like most people don’t know much at all about infertility unless it happens to them -- and they’re really caught off guard... Read more

Fertility Treatment Bans in Europe — Are They Fair?

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Europe’s tough fertility treatment rules have been getting a lot of buzz lately. In the U.S., it’s pretty easy for couples and single women to get IVF or artificial insemination. But according to CBS News, lesbian couples and single women aren’t allowed to get IVF in France and Italy. Austria and Italy ban sperm... Read more