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Anti-Müllerian Hormone: A Marker for Fertility

AMH levels seem to affect pregnancy chances after IVF treatment

Anti-Müllerian Hormone: A Marker for Fertility Many fertility specialists consider Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) a reliable marker for female fertility. Actually, they can assess a woman’s ovary function or dysfunction by measuring this specific hormone. Anti-Müllerian hormone is an essence produced in granule cells of primary, pre-antral and antral follicles in the ovary. As the follicles […]

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IVF procedure

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IVF PROCEDURE    by Dr Ioannis Giakoumakis IVF procedure is not one simple, but a series of several medical and laboratory steps. The steps involved in this procedure are: Ovarian stimulation Egg retrieval (collection) Sperm retrieval Fertilisation Embryo transfer Ovarian stimulation A combination of medications (commonly termed fertility drugs) and hormones are usually given to […]

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Sunlight exposure makes women more fertile

Sunlight is related with fertility

There are numerous health benefits of sunlight and one of them is linked to increased fertility. Sunlight exposure makes women more fertile, boosting their chances to conceive according to a new Belgian research study. Researchers of University Hospital Ghent’s Centre for Reproductive Medicine, analyzed success rates of 6.000 women who underwent IVF treatment over a […]

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Global Warming Affects Birth Rates

Global-Warming

Climate change can affect people and the environment in many ways. It now seems that climate affects birth rates as well. A new study reports that global warming leads to a declining number of births. More specifically, according to research by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Massachusetts, high temperatures could decrease sexual desire […]

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Natural Ways for Enhancing Fertility

Yoga and meditation can boost fertility

1 in 8 couples worldwide have trouble getting pregnant. If you are one of them you might want to try some natural ways for enhancing fertility, before you turn to complex fertility treatments; avoiding costly fertility drugs, injections and all these disturbing procedures involved in typical medical treatments, is enough of a reason for many […]

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Low Dose Aspirin May Boost Female Fertility

Low dose aspirin may boost female fertility

Aspirin boosts female fertility, according to a new American study. Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Maryland, USA discovered that aspirin at low doses can actually increase chances of pregnancy and live birth rate. Today, Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs. In 2005, 43 million adults […]

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Ovulation Calculator: Because Timing Matters

Ovulation Calculator

Whether you are considering the potential of getting pregnant or systematically trying to conceive, you are probably going to need an ovulation calculator; because timing matters when it comes to fertility. One in two couples is trying to conceive the wrong days of the woman’s ovulation cycle, probably due to lack of knowledge. A better […]

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Why We Love Pregnancy (and you should too)

Why We Love Pregnancy

The birth of a baby is a life event that can’t be compared to any other experience in terms of significance and importance. The responsibility of nurturing and watching children grow and develop changes the appreciation of life and health, with a resulting long term impact upon individuals, families and ultimately, society. Giving birth to […]

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Egg Donation On The Rise

Egg Donation On The Rise

Egg donation is the process by which a fertile woman donates her eggs to an infertile woman for purposes of assisted reproduction. According to recent statistical studies, egg donation for IVF appears to be on the rise as the number of women using egg donors to get pregnant is constantly increasing. — and with good […]

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More Sex May Boost Fertility

Sex May Boost Fertility

Sex at any time induces immunity changes that may boost fertility, enhancing chances of conception. That is what an American study, currently published to ‘’Fertility and Sterility’’ and ‘’Physiology and Behavior’’, reported. Researchers from the University of Indiana, collected data from thirty women in order to investigate how the immune system of women who were […]

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Unexplained Infertility: Treatment for Fewer Side Effects

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Infertility is a significant global problem affecting 1:7 worldwide. An estimated 24% of couples had no detected conception within 12 and 24 months of unprotected intercourse on a nation-wide representative sample of couples from the general population. Unexplained infertility is one of the most frequent infertility diagnoses given to women, encompassing up to approximately 30% […]

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IVF Is Not Always Your Best Option

IVF Is Not Always Your Best Option

Professor Robert Winston, one of the founding fathers of IVF, has recently published his new book, The Essential Fertility Guide, in which he outlines fertility treatment options suggesting that IVF is not always your best option for infertility treatment. For many people there is no other experience that matches the birth of a baby in […]

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Gattaca film. Three parents one baby

Three parents baby

Many scientists from all over the world believe mitochondrial donation IVF, also referred to as “three-parents” in vitro fertilization (IVF), has the potential to prevent the disease’s transmission. Every year over 4,000 children in the US  are born with a mitochondrial disease like muscular dystrophy, Leigh’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s […]

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Breast Cancer and Fertility Options

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is not common in young women. Less than 5% of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U.S. occur in women under 40. However breast cancer in younger women is usually more aggressive and is more likely for them to require chemotherapy. A breast cancer diagnosis can be very shocking for young women since […]

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Human sperm in vitro created by scientists

human sperm by scientists

Human sperm cells have been successfully created in the laboratory for the first time by using an artificial bioreactor. This is a breakthrough in infertility treatment sought for more than a decade since no one had been able to complete the complicated process of sperm maturation in vitro. Researchers based at a French national research […]

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Is it successful the frozen embryo transfer?

There are studies suggesting a higher implantation rate with frozen embryo transfer

Since the first live births following cryopreserved human embryo transfer were announced in 1984 and 1985, the use of frozen embryo replacement has increased worldwide. Since that time, the original protocols have been modified and developed such that cryopreservation may lead to successful survival of up to 80% of the embryos frozen. The last decade […]

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10 IVF myths

IVF-myths

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) as an infertility treatment could not but be accompanied by its fair share of myths.The contribution of IVF and generally Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in the rapidly growing field of medical technologies and healthcare services, available for disease treatment and life quality enhancement, is undoubtedly unique. There are studies suggesting a higher […]

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