July 5, 2007 -- Screening the embryos of an older woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) for genetic defects -- a procedure known as preimplantation genetic screening -- does not boost her chances of pregnancy and appears to worsen her chances, Dutch researchers say. But soon after the study
July 3, 2007 -- The first test tube baby has been born from a frozen egg that matured in a lab before undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The baby girl is reportedly doing well, according to Hananel Holzer, MD, and colleagues, who treated her mother at McGill University in Montreal. The baby's
June 20, 2007 -- A new survey suggests the majority of people most intimately involved in the debate over embryonic stem cell research favor the use of stored frozen embryos for this purpose. Sixty percent of infertility patients with frozen embryos queried in the newly published survey said they wo
By Gina Shaw 3 women, each trying to build a family, have been waiting on some important — and nerve-racking — developments. Will Jody's latest fertility treatment succeed? Will Carrie's labor go smoothly? Read about their latest challenges and triumphs.
In this installment of the "Fertility Diaries
By Meg Lundstrom Step by step, here's what you'll typically experience while trying to conceive a child with in vitro fertilization.
If initial fertility treatments such as fertility drugs or surgery fail and you decide to move forward with IVF, your ob/gyn will refer you to a reproductive endocrino
March 27, 2007 -- A new study suggests that men whose mothers ate lots of beef during pregnancy may have lower sperm counts than other men. The researchers say residues of hormones given to beef to promote growth may be a factor, but that's not certain. The beef industry disputes that theory. "Nothi
March 7, 2007 -- A couple trying to conceive may face an extra challenge when both the man and the woman are overweight or obese, new research suggests. Compared with normal-weight couples, obese couples participating in a Danish study were almost three times as likely to take more than a year to ac
March 1, 2007 -- A less aggressive approach to in vitro fertilization is easier on the patient, carries far less risk of multiple births, and is virtually as effective over time as the approach favored in the U.S., a study from Holland reports. In the study, 92 of the 205 women undergoing a so-calle
Feb. 7, 2007 -- One of the oldest treatments for a common cause of infertility is still the best treatment, according to findings from a study that experts say will have a major impact on clinical practice. The ovulation-stimulating drug clomiphene -- used in the U.S. to treat infertility for the pa
Jan. 12, 2007 -- Cutting trans fats from the diet may be especially important for women of childbearing age who want to have children. Eating these unhealthy fats has been strongly linked to an increased risk for heart disease . Now, new research suggests they also increase a woman's risk of inferti