Woman claiming 12 babies: Fraud
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Woman claiming 12 babies: Fraud

A woman who said she is pregnant with a record-breaking 12 babies has been exposed as a fraud, according to reports. Health officials in the woman’s home country of Tunisia have investigated the claims and concluded that she “has psychological problems and is unlikely to even be pregnant,” Britain’s Daily Telegraphreports.

IVF Speeds Time to Pregnancy and Lowers Costs
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IVF Speeds Time to Pregnancy and Lowers Costs

Patients who come to a fertility specialist want to become pregnant as soon as possible. There are various treatment options now available for infertility; some have higher pregnancy rates and some have lower pregnancy rates. These treatments have markedly different costs and differing levels of complexity. Very commonly patients may start with a less effective…

IVF does not cause developmental disorders in babies
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IVF does not cause developmental disorders in babies

IVF and Babies: Background In Vitro Fertilization has been around for 30 years now. Many studies have been performed to try to discover any possible effects on children born through IVF . A new study suggests that IVF does not increase the risk of developmental disorders in children. Many questions have been generated in the…

Overweight women have lower IVF success rates
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Overweight women have lower IVF success rates

Female weight is an important factor in determining fertility and infertility . Physicians view weight in terms of body mass index or BMI. A BMI between 20 and 24.9 is considered normal for adults. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. A number of…

Identical Triplets Born After IVF
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Identical Triplets Born After IVF

A 31 year old woman in Manhasset, New York. apparently gave birth to identical triplets. This is despite the fact that only a single embryo was transferred (or so we are told). The press release from the the AP quoted a doctor who is a “specialist in multiple births” as stating that this was “an…

PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%
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PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%

Miscarriages after infertility treatment are common. Numerous studies have shown that most of miscarriages are due to abnormalities in the number of chromosomes in the embryo. This is called aneuploidy. Normally, an embryo should have 46 chromosomes or, more precisely – 23 pairs of chromosomes. In two-thirds to three fourths of all miscarriages, the embryo…

IVF Complications Explained
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IVF Complications Explained

Pregnancy complication rates seem to be higher in pregnancies that occurred as a result of in vitro fertilization cycles. Many theories have been put forth as to the underlying reason for the higher complication rates.

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure
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PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure During in vitro fertilization – IVF, embryos are chosen for transfer based on two separate criteria. In all IVF cycles, the microscopic evaluation of the embryo is carried out at varied stages to identify those with the best overall appearance and development characteristics. In some IVF cycles, preimplantation…

Metformin Ineffective for IVF
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Metformin Ineffective for IVF

Metformin ineffective for IVF Metformin (Glucophage) is a commonly used treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) . Metformin is used to treat insulin resistance which is commonly found in women with PCOS. There is sufficient data currently to state that metformin use in PCOS patients can result in ovulation and thus increased fertility in PCOS…