Bobbie Thomas Reveals Baby's Gender!

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Big news from Bobbie Thomas: Your favorite "professional girlfriend" is having a boy! The Today show style editor shared her announcement with Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning. Bobbie received the news at the 20-week mark during her second trimester ultrasound, which typically happens between 18 and 22 weeks. Last time we caught up with Bobbie, she... Read more

Why Doctors Don't Like the Term '3-Person Baby'

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The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their aversion? Doctors think it has something to do with what we're calling it. Yes, the practice does involve using DNA from three different parents. During the IVF process, any faulty mitochondrial... Read more

British Lawmakers OK Three-Person Created Babies

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We introduced three-parent IVF back in June, when it was still in the research stage in the U.K. And today, MPs (Members of Parliament) gave the controversial procedure the green light. By a vote of 382-128, the House of Commons approved the use of the technique, intended to prevent genetic diseases from being passed... Read more

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

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