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Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

Obese women are far more likely to miscarrry after IVF treatment- but losing even a few kilos could make a huge difference, say doctors. ..They are urging overweight women to change their diets, and take excercise, prior to embarking on fertilty treatments. ..Obese women have long been known to have problems conceiving naturally, and studies have shown that their overall success rates for IVF do...

IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects

The commonly used in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may increase the risk of babies being born with abnormalities such as ambiguous genitalia. Researchers from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, say that men whose infertility is genetic are likely to have other, more serious genetic faults that can be passed on when spermatozoa are injected direct...

IVF results may be affected by stress and other related factors

Dutch researchers of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center of Netherlands had found association between stress factors// to the outcomes of reproductive processes of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). ....The women entering their first cycle after IVF or ICSI treatment were asked to participate for the studies. Nocturnal urine samples were collected pr...

A first for India - IVF baby born of surrogacy

India's first surrogate in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby of a single parent has been born in a city clinic, raising questions about the newborn's legal status and the single father's parenthood rights. // .. ..Amit Banerjee, whose childless marriage had ended in divorce years ago, is apparently the country's first single father whose son was born through IVF method this Sunday... .."I am feeling...

Embryonic Genetic Testing Is Boosting IVF Pregnancies

Embryonic genetic testing is boosting the success rate of IVF pregnancies. However, the capacity to screen for non-life threatening illnesses and to create babies with specific tissue types or physical attributes also raises difficult ethical issues//. ..Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been available for several years for couples who want to avoid passing on genetic conditions to...

Complication More in Women Having IVF Treatment

A report on IVF has emphasized that women having IVF treatment subject themselves to more risks and complications from the hormonal treatment to conceive a baby.//.. ..In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) has been very successful in women who are infertile due to problems with their eggs or tubes. In the procedure a donated egg and a sperm is fertilized outside the body and the product is then implanted...

Risk Of Birth Defects Slightly Increased Due To IVF

The risk of cardiovascular, muscular and skeletal defects is slightly higher in babies born through assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) // when compared to those conceived through natural means (6.2% Vs 4.4%). ....The above finding would be valuable in the United States where nearly 1 percent of all children born are conceived through IVF. The study however fail...

Murdered Nurse Was Having IVF Treatment

According to a friend who was a colleague of the murdered nurse, Cheryl Moss said that she was having IVF treatment before she was tragically killed. //When speaking to the press outside the St George's Hospital in Hornchurch, Essex. .. Carly Waite worked with Cheryl on the Canvey ward. She said that Cheryl was desperate to have a child. She said that not many colleagues can belive that one amon...

High Levels Of Folic Acid May Increase The Chances Of Twins After IVF

Researchers at the Rowett Research Institute and Aberdeen University in Scotland found that women with high levels of folic acid were more likely to have twins// following in vitro fertilization. They found that the supplement might be linked to higher rates of multiple births after fertility treatment. ....However, the researchers said that folic acid, a vitamin B that protects against birth de...

Women With Breast Cancer Can Now USE IVF To Spare Their Daughters

Women with a family history of breast cancer could be allowed to use IVF to have children free of the disease. These new proposals that is due to be discussed by the government's fertility watchdog tomorrow for approval. // WOMEN with inherited forms of breast cancer will be allowed to select embryos free from genes that can cause the disease. ....This landmark ruling from the Human Fertilisatio...

Placenta Praevia Associated With IVF Pregnancy

According to a Norwegian research it was found that Invitro Fertilization (IVF) resulted in an increase of complication during pregnancy. According to the statistics it is found// that the complication risk is about 16 in 1,000 pregnancies in women who have IFV. Placenta praevia is the common complication found associated with the IVF pregnancy. In this the placenta covers part or the entire cerv...

Woman Was "Physically Sick" After Being Apprised Of IVF Clinic's Blunder

A white couple has revealed how a mistake at an IVF clinic almost destroyed their lives. In an interview to The Sun, the couple spoke of the emotional trauma// that they had to undergo when they came to know that the woman's eggs had been impregnated with an Asian man's sperm. ....The couple had twins and it was quite obvious that they were different. They were treated at a fertility clinic run...

Research Shows That Quality Not Age As The Most Important Factor In IVF

A new research has shown promising development for women in their late 30’s wanting to undergo In-vitro fertilization (IVF). //The researchers state that for women over 35 years undergoing IVF could be done so with a single embryo without affecting their chances of conception. They also state that the rates of multiple births like twins or triplets could also be cut down. ....The researchers fro...

Lack Of Sperm Donors - Scottish IVF Clinic Closed

Due to reduced number of sperm donors nationally, the Scottish IVF clinic at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital has been forced to say ‘no’ to its new patients//. ....Patient enrolled in the fertility treatment at Scotland has been plunged into crisis because government has said patients treated halfway may need to register in next city’s waiting list due to sperm lack. ....Sandra Kant, the clini...

HFEA Issues Warning On Risks Of Multiple Births With IVF

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) believe that the current rate of multiple births of 1 in every 4 IVF births being multiple is too high//. The fertility watchdog of UK now warn British couples who are or wish to undergo IVF treatment that they could have a high risk of giving births to twins or triplets. ....According to statistics released by the HFEA on the 2nd June show...

British Government to Provide Free IVF Treatment

According to a study it was found that free fertility treatment would result in long term benefits to the economy and society //. A child born by IVF is more advantageous and would repay the cost quickly than a child conceived naturally. The IVF baby is estimated to begin the repaying process after two years. Hence the study concludes that the NHS should provide free fertility treatment. This wou...

Free IVF Treatment Could Prove Beneficial to the Society And Its Economy

A new research was conducted by Professor William Ledger, a fertility expert at the University of Sheffield who studied the average cost of producing //a baby through in-vitro fertilisation and the benefit to the government over the person's lifetime. The study states that the benefits of providing free fertility treatments to couples could compensate by far the costs to the government. ....He a...

More Parents Want Twins Through IVF

A study presented at the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Prague, has found that many parents //are comfortable with the thought of having twins via in vitro fertilization. ....However the Iowa researchers found that they were often not aware of the risks of the process. "Along with many infertility specialists, we have been alarmed by the la...

IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme

Women are to be offered reduced price in fertility treatment if they donate eggs for controversial cloning research.// ....The fertility watchdogs have given permission for a scheme for ‘egg sharing' so as to advance work on human cloning. They have announced that the women who agree for this scheme and pass on their spare eggs to the cloning researchers could potentially reduce the cost of IVF...

IVF Twins May Soon be a Thing of the Past

Soon there may be a ban on having twins through IVF treatment because intensive care units are being swamped by the many newborns.// ..A group of leading doctors have proposed that would-be mothers should l be allowed to have only one embryo implanted at a time. ..Although adopting this plan could lessen the women’s chances of having a successful pregnancy the group has stated the need to reduc...

NHS duped by Foreigners? IVF treatments Drain NHS Finances

New figures have established the magnitude of financial drain on the NHS; Foreigners, have milked the NHS by availing treatments// in UK hospitals worth millions of pounds, for which they have not paid for. The ones who have played truant are mostly couples availing IVF treatment and have vanished without paying a dime for it. .. ..The report revealed that nearly 106 hospitals have enabled £27 mi...

More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF

The fertility caretaker must get its act together to check the perilous trend of twin and triplet births. A recent proposal to the department has suggested a cap on the// embryo, allowing only one embryo at a time. ....An expert panel set in motion by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has suggested that the number of embryos implanted in the womb should be reduced from two...

Smoking Women Less Receptive To IVF Treatment

Cigarette smoking affects female fertility is a long known fact. Menopause too sets in earlier in heavy smokers.// .... Recently ,a study was conducted to compare IVF outcomes in smoking women. It was found that women who smoked less had a better chance of conceiving than women who smoked more than 10 cigarettes daily ,even with eggs donated by non-smokers. ....Heavy smokers also tend to have...

Powerful New IVF Treatment Promises Better Results

Doctors have unveiled a new method of IVF, called as invitro maturation (IVM), which they claimed as "better than nature" at getting //some women pregnant and does not need high doses of potentially harmful hormones. Moreover, doctors added that IVM has already helped over a 1,000 women become pregnant. ..The research details were presented earlier this month at the International Society of Natu...

Single Embryo IVF Increase Chances of Having Child Sans Risky Multiple Births

According to a new research that studied hazardous multiple births, women undergoing IVF (In vitro fertilization) could be treated with single embryo without reducing their chances of having a child. ......The researchers found that that moving one embryo at a time to the womb can marginally raise success rates. ......The study, led by Yacoub Khalaf, of Guys Hospital, London, may increase pre...

IVF Tourism Marred by Ethical Differences in EU

There should be a basic set of standards among the European Union countries regarding the IVF tourism some experts believe. There needs to be reduced legal differences between countries that are encouraging reproductive tourism." ......The term 'reproductive tourism' refers to people travelling to countries other than their own for fertility treatments because it may be cheaper or easier to ac...
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