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Female obesity increases the risk of miscarriage of euploid embryos

In this study, 3,480 cycles of in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) in the blastocyst stage and euploid embryo transfer were divided into four groups according to patient body mass index (BMI). The primary outcome was the miscarriage rate, which included both biochemical and clinical miscarriages. Secondary outcomes were implantation, pregnancy, […]

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A surprising link with unexplained infertility: a possible Covid-19 paradox?


Unexplained infertility represents about 22–28 percent of infertility causes.The diagnosis is based on the exclusion of common causes using standard fertility investigation. Over the years, the causes of unexplained infertility or subfertility have been identified in pre-existing associated pathologies, such as alterations of the immune system, thyroid dysfunctions, and coagulopathies. Studies regarding the influence of […]

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Does coenzyme Q10 supplementation improve fertility outcomes?


Increased oxidative stress has been identified as a pathogenetic mechanism in female infertility. However, the effect of specific antioxidants, such as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), on the outcomes after Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) has not been clarified. The aim of this study was to systematically review and meta-analyze the best available evidence regarding the effect of […]

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Is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) better as a technique than traditional IVF?

A question that couples very often ask when starting an assisted reproduction program is related to the two most common techniques used to achieve egg fertilization and the coveted pregnancy. Confirmation of the best technique given through this study based on the highest rates of blastocysts per egg used for the procedure. In this retrospective […]

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Hair sample tests may give women more accurate fertility predictions


Women wanting to know how many eggs they have left may in future be able to have their hair tested to reveal their hormone levels. A signalling chemical related to women’s fertility called anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is incorporated into hair shafts while they are still underneath the skin. Testing the hair may give a better […]

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Human eggs prefer some men’s sperm over others


Human eggs use chemical signals to attract sperm. New research from Stockholm University and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust shows that eggs use these chemical signals to choose sperm. Different women’s eggs attract different men’s sperm—and not necessarily their partner’s. Humans spend a lot of time and energy choosing their partner. A new study by […]

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Huge trial underway for ‘very promising’ AI tool to boost IVF success

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Australian fertility experts are now testing the technique, which uses artificial intelligence to improve the odds of a successful pregnancy, in the largest trial of its kind in the world.As part of the international study, led by national fertility provider Virtus Health, 1000 patients will be recruited at five IVF clinics across Australia, alongside sites […]

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Coronavirus Covid-19 detected in semen

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The novel coronavirus can persist in the semen of men who are recovering following infection, according to a new study. The preliminary findings of a Chinese study raise the small possibility that the virus could be sexually transmitted. According to the Authors from The Eighth Medical Center of Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital,  “to avoid contact […]

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Should you always immediately intervene when your baby cries?


Leaving an infant to ‘cry it out’ from birth up to 18 months does not adversely affect their behaviour development or attachment, researchers from the University of Warwick have found, they also discovered that those left to cry cried less and for a shorter duration at 18 months of age. Researchers from the University of […]

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Processed meat kills sperm. Bacon Harms Male Fertility?


Emerging literature suggests that men’s diets may affect semen quality, but there is little knowledge about the relation between meat intake and male fertility. A new study, currently published in Fertility and Sterility, showed that processed meat intake was negatively associated to fertilization rate in conventional IVF cycles. Even though it was found no link […]

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6 Common Myths About Miscarriage

New surveys show that most people are misinformed about how common miscarriages are and what causes them. Even though miscarriage appears to be the most common complication of pregnancy, is a traditionally taboo subject that is rarely discussed publicly. Perhaps that is the reason that myths about miscarriage persist. One in five pregnancies end in […]

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Fertility yoga-go alternative!

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There are many types of yoga and ‘’fertility yoga’’ is one of them.  Fertility yoga has much to offer to your body, and could make an excellent alternative method for boosting fertility, preparing your body for future pregnancy. Most people think of yoga as an activity that contributes to body and mind empowerment, keeping them […]

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Best vitamins to help you get pregnant faster


Are you having fertility issues? Well, before you turn to medical assistance, vitamins could just be all you need to help you get pregnant faster. The good news is there are several vitamins available on the market with the potential to improve chances of getting pregnant, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, zink and vitamin […]

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Can darkness protect female fertility?


Can darkness protect female fertility? New research says yes! Women who wish to achieve pregnancy are now advised to avoid late nights and artificial light as it can harm their fertility and, as a consequence, decrease chances of conception. Every time we turn on the light at night, the production of melatonin is reduced. Melatonin […]

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DHEA for Increased IVF Success Rates?

DHEA hormone administration can significantly increase IVF success rates for women treated for infertility according to a study. This study showed that women who used DHEA hormone supplements during their treatment increased their chances of pregnancy compared to women who did not receive the supplement. There are many studies showed the value of DHEA supplementation to subfertile […]

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Stress and Infertility: Cause or Effect?

Does stress affect fertility or is it infertility that has negative effects on psychology? Fertility experts indicate that there is a bidirectional relationship between stress and infertility. Most commonly, infertility is treated as a purely medical problem even though psychological aspects of it are perhaps equally important. Whether stress affects fertility or infertility itself is […]

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Damaged sperm. A significant role in recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage is typically defined as the loss of three or more pregnancies in a row. Many factors apart from maternal health have a significant role in miscarriage risk.  According to researchers from Imperial College man’s sperm may sometimes be a factor. Total sperm motility, progressive sperm motility, and normal morphology were all reduced in the Recurrent […]

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IVF and Cancer: are they linked?


IVF and cancer, is a sensitive subject that worries many women who seek for infertility treatment. How are they linked? Do women undergoing IVF have increased risk of cancer? These are some of the questions that researchers have been trying to answer for several years now, making quite a progress. According to worldwide scientific literature, […]

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The world’s first genetically edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. The scientist, He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting so far. He told the audience he had worked on 31 eggs and implanted two […]

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Vitamin D is associated with increased likelihood of pregnancy, livebirth and reduced pregnancy loss

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, although the association between preconception vitamin D concentrations and livebirth is unknown. The study aimed to assess the association between preconception vitamin D and pregnancy outcomes among women with proven fecundity. The findings were published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and 1191 women had available […]

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