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What To Do With Leftover Embryos?

When a couple decides to use fertility treatments, such as IVF, they are often left with a multitude of extra embryos. These embryos are normally frozen for future cycles of the treatment. The moral, ethical, and legal dilemma many couples face comes after they have conceived and no longer need th ... Continue Reading

What Motivates a Woman to Become an Egg Donor

If you've ever looked into the possibility of using an egg donor to overcome infertility, you've probably wondered about the motivation behind egg donation. Many people fear that the main reason women want to donate their eggs is for the monetary incentive that comes with the donation. However, most. Continue Reading

Welcome 2007.......

Happiness comes when you least expect it, and rarely when you try to make it happen. (All we need to do is notice it.) a quote I borrowed from the "Women who do too much" calender. With the New Year comes new goals. We reflect on the past year - see the things that worked for us and try to change ... Continue Reading

What About Women with Unsuccessful IVF?

Researchers who study infertility medicine and the effects of in vitro fertilization almost always study the results of successful in vitro fertilization. Alternatively, they may look at unsuccessful IVF with an eye towards what can be done to make the treatment more successful. They look at things ... Continue Reading

Using Leftover Embryos

Once a couple decides to undergo IVF or other ART procedures, there are often extra remaining embryos from the procedure. These embryos are frozen to be used in later cycles if their current procedure is not a success. Unneeded embryos are then destroyed if the biological donors do not want to sto ... Continue Reading

UVC Lights Improve CPR Rates for IVF Patients

An extensive multi-year research project has discovered that the use of UVC lights can improve CPR rates for patients who are using IVF to get pregnant. That's a lot of acronyms there. Let's break it down: - UVC lights: These are "ultraviolet c" lights which emit energy that has the potential to d ... Continue Reading

US Funding Stem Cell Research

Some funding has been made available to embryonic stem cell research in the US. However the proviso is that researchers will have to use cells "culled" from embryos stored at fertility clinics which would be thrown out. Such research and studies were banned by the Bush Administration and have now ... Continue Reading

Using Infertility to Celebrate Fertility

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post had an article celebrating the life and work of Barbara Seamen who passed away recently. She was a woman who played a great role in women's health, advocacy and education and those who were around her in life say that she is sorely missed. In addition to provid ... Continue Reading

UK Sets Guidelines for Reducing Multiple Births with IVF

One of the biggest concerns that women have about using in vitro fertilization to get pregnant is the fear that they are going to get pregnant with twins, triplets or even more babies than that. This has historically been the case with IVF because of the number of embryos that are fertilized in an a ... Continue Reading

U.S.' First Frozen Gamete Baby

Little Noah Domasin, born April 11, 2007, is reportedly the first baby in the United States to result from a combination of both frozen sperm and frozen egg cells. The company who assisted Noah's mom, Adrienne, in his creation is Extend Fertility. Extend has made a name for themselves since 2004 wh ... Continue Reading

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