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  1. The Baby Dilemma: Hope in a Tank

    Anxious about her fertility, 30-something Sarah Elizabeth Richards took $13,000 out of her savings account to freeze her eggs.

  2. Picking the Best Embryo for IVF

    May 13, 2008 -- Genetic fingerprinting can find the best embryo in a batch, upping the odds of success for in vitro fertilization with just one implant. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, has two major drawbacks. The first is that the early embryo doesn't always survive implantation into the womb. To o

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  3. Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilization?

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- The odds of getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be higher if women get acupuncture right before or after IVF. That's the bottom line from a new review of seven studies on the topic. The findings are "significant and clinically relevant" but "st

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  4. Obesity Linked to Infertility in Women

    Dec. 11, 2007 -- Obesity is a known risk factor for ovulation problems, but it also contributes to infertility in women who ovulate normally, new research shows. Women in the study who were severely obese were 43% less likely to achieve pregnancy than normal-weight women or women who were considered

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  5. Mothers ... at Last

    By Gina Shaw Jody, Carrie, and Jenny look back at how far they've come together − and look forward to a sweet future with their daughters. For the past year, Jody Urbas, 34, Carrie Brainerd, 32, and Jenny Taylor, 28, have shared with REDBOOK readers the most intimate details of their lives as they w

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  6. Male Infertility Linked to Sperm Gene

    Oct. 17, 2007 -- Scientists today announced that they have found a possible genetic cause of male infertility. The discovery may eventually lead to new treatments for male infertility. The researchers studied a gene called JHDM2A in male mice. Without that gene, the mice had few mature sperm, and th

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  7. Single Embryo Transfer Cuts Multiples

    Oct. 5, 2007 -- Transferring one embryo instead of two or more to minimize the risk of multiple births is a viable option for some infertile women over 35 undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), new research shows. The review included 45 women in their mid-30s or older with good-quality embryos who

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  8. Womb for Rent: Surrogate Mothers in India

    By Abigail Haworth Customer service, tech support...these days we outsource everything to India. So why not pregnancy? Here is a report on the growing number of Indian women willing to carry an American child. The midday sun is ferociously hot outside the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, a scuffed concr

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  9. IVF Risks Mostly Due to Multiple Births

    July 26, 2007 -- In and of itself, IVF -- in vitro fertilization -- carries only slight risks compared with natural conception, a new study suggests. IVF does carry major risks, which include premature birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia, placenta previa, and, to

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  10. ICSI Male Infertility Treatment Up

    July 18, 2007 - The percentage of infertile men in the U.S. does not appear to have changed much over the last decade, but there has been a fivefold increase in the use of a specialized procedure during IVF for male-factor infertility, new research shows. The study of national trends in infertility

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