in vitro fertilization
A medical worker works on a dish ready for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Credit: Georges Gobet, AFP/Getty Images If you're living in Melbourne, Australia and want to conceive using a sperm bank, you may want to get in line. ...Just 184 registered sperm donors are left in the state of Victoria.
A new IVF app may help predict the potential for pregnancy. Credit: Getty Before heading down the sometimes emotionally traumatic, often dignity-gobbling and not to mention way expensive road to conception through in vitro...Want help predicting IVF success? There's an app for that.
Gentlemen, you have to lose the baby weight before getting pregnant. Credit: Getty ImagesGuys, it's not just that those beer bellies and extra poundage are a turnoff. Your refusal to fight off that flab is keeping prospective moms' bellies from...Plan to be a pop? Better bust that gut now.
Dr. Robert Edwards works with his team in the early days of research into in vitro fertilization on March 1, 1969, in Cambridge, England. Edwards was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine. Credit: Central Press/Getty...Undergoing a third cycle boosted success rates very little and leveled off with subsequent attempts.
The in vitro kids are all right. Credit: Getty ImagesTest tube babies may not be mutant freaks after all. Scientists have long been curious about what mental, emotional and physical effects might develop in children conceived through in vitro...Babies born through in vitro fertilization scored as well on academic tests as kids born the old fashioned way, a new study reports.
Could be that spring is a better time to grow babies, too. Credit: Getty ImagesIn the spring, they say, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. That might have something to do with the fact that it's easier for a woman to...According to a study presented Sept. 14 at the World Congress of Fertility and Sterility in Munich, Germany, in vitro fertilization rates were found to be highest in the spring (73.5 percent) versus the winter (67.9 percent), summer (68.7 percent) or fall (69 percent).
For people struggling with infertility issues, the stress and emotional upheaval can be overwhelming. When you add to that the financial burden of fertility treatments, which can run to tens of thousands of dollars, the dream of a family might seem...