One uterus, three generations, an incredible story!

Aug 26, 2015 | Fertility Care
This is a really incredible story. I never thought that I would see this in my lifetime. Read it here: Three generations of this family are linked to this one womb.

15 factors that can affect Men’s Fertility

Aug 20, 2015 | Fertility Care
Every egg needs a sperm cell. Make sure you are doing what you can to make things as optimal as possible for yourself as you are trying to conceive. This is a great article on 15 factors that can negatively affect sperm.

How to Support Someone Going Through IVF

Aug 18, 2015 | Fertility Care
Check out this great article on how to support someone going through IVF. If you don't have a fertility friend, I suggest you find someone who can support you during this journey.

These embryos survived Katrina

Aug 17, 2015 | Fertility Care
During Hurricane Katrina, 1200 frozen embryos were nearly stranded for 2 weeks in a flooded New Orleans hospital. A special task force from Illinois made a daring rescue. This is such a sweet story!

Great article from re: Ovascience

Aug 05, 2015 | Fertility Care
Great article from re: Ovascience. Read the entire article here. Why an incredible new method to extend fertility is off limits in the U.S. by Taryn Hillin   It’s become a cliché that once a woman hits a certain age, she enters a race against the clock—have kids now, or forgo being a biological parent forever. Fertility comes with a deadline. It’s just one of those cold, hard truths that no amount of Botox can change. But what if it wasn’t? What if doctors could seriously slow down the clock? The premise might sound like playing God, but scientists and researchers around the world are already doing this. Leading the charge is OvaScience, a Cambridge-based research company attempting to do nothing less than rewire the building blocks of human life. Question is, are their techniques revolutionary or too good to be true?     OvaScience made headlines in May after its breakthrough method, which involves “revitalizing” older eggs before they are fertilized in vitro, helped a previously infertile couple in Canada give birth to a healthy baby boy—marking the first time a baby was born using the method. But the coverage only scratched the surface of what the company is...

It’s true: You are what you Eat

Aug 04, 2015 | Fertility Care
From Today's ASRM Bulletin: Processed Meat Consumption Is Not Good for Sperm’s Fertilizing Ability; Consumption of Poultry Is Beneficial Boston researchers have found that, among infertility patients having IVF, men’s poultry intake is related to better fertilization rates in IVF cycles with and without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).  However, men’s consumption of processed meat, like bacon, canned meat products, and sausages, was related to poorer fertilization rates in IVF. Processed meat intake had no effect on fertilization in cycles using ICSI. The study was part of the Environment and Reproductive Health (EARTH) Study, a prospective cohort study of subfertile couples, focused on identifying environmental factors impacting human fertility. Between 2007 and 2014, 141 men and their female partners underwent 246 total IVF cycles, with and without ICSI, at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The men answered questionnaires on their diet, including total meat intake and the types of meat they ate. Poultry (31%) and processed meats (22%) accounted for more than half of the total meat intake.  Three men reported not consuming any meat. The men were divided into four groups according to total meat intake and the researchers examined the association of their meat consumption with fertilization, embryo implantation, clinical pregnancy...

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