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Successful Womb Transplant Mom: 'I Felt Like a Mom for the First Time'

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A Swedish woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy last week. Not sounding too newsworthy? It was the first successful birth from a transplanted uterus. The 36-year-old woman was born without a uterus, a condition that affects about 1 in 4,500 girls. She was told at 15 she would never be able to carry her own... read more

Should Fertility Clinics Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

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With costs reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars and success rates often quite low, IVF treatments may seem like a dicey move if you're going to use a non-traditional method for making a baby. A clinic in Manchester, England agreed -- and decided to do something about it. It's a program that is... read more

The Common Pre-IVF Procedure That Won’t Help

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In vitro fertilization (IVF), one of the most common treatments for infertility, only works about one-third of the time -- that is to say, only one in three IVF cycles results in a pregnancy. With a statistic like that, it's understandable that doctors are trying to make IVF a more viable option for more women.... read more

New Device Helps Boost IVF Odds

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It's no secret that attempting to create a test tube baby with IVF is a difficult and tedious process. A single attempt can cost upwards of $17,000, and only one-third of IVF cycles stick. If you're having trouble conceiving naturally, however, the process of IVF is about to get a little easier. The FDA recently... read more

Introducing Three-Parent IVF

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You've heard of sperm donors and surrogate mothers, but what about female mitochondria donors? It's only in the research stage right now, but it could be a new part of IVF in two years. The process is called mitochondrial replacement, or "three-parent" IVF. Why three? The baby will have genes from its mother, father,... read more

Successful IVF Just Got Quicker and Cheaper

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If you're going through IVF, chances are you already know all about embryo screening. Doctors can comb through DNA to find risks for abnormalities and diseases prior to implantation, and pick the best embryos to transfer. The IVF process isn't cheap; one cycle typically costs $12,400. But a new screening process is looking to... read more

Scientists Are Working on Ways to Help IVF Couples Cope With Infertility

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A brand new study led by Helen Rockliff analyzed more than 23 previous studies in order to identify  what types of coping strategies, personality traits and social circumstances are available to help couples going through IVF treatments. Turns out, all you really need is a friend. By taking a look at 23 previous... 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

Could IVF Costs Keep You From Starting a Family?

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New research presented at the International Federation of Fertility Societies/American Society for Reproductive Medicine found that for couples about to undergo IVF procedures, finances were a major concern.

According to research completed at an IVF program based in Brazil, more than 5,000 patients were asked to identify their biggest concern leading up...

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A Mom Shares: I Was So Proud to Watch a Couple Undergo IVF on Live TV

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“This is one of the coolest things you’re ever going to see.” That’s what Today Show medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman promised on yesterday’s show as the camera zoomed in on a needle injecting a single sperm into a freshly harvested egg. Touted as the first time conception has been shown on live TV, the... read more