Positive Trends in IVF Show Better Outcomes for Moms and Babies

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) recently published their Preliminary Clinic Summary Report for 2016 and the data shows some positive trends that are leading to healthier pregnancies for moms and babies.  Most notably, there has been a rise in elective single embryo transfers, which has led to fewer multiple gestation pregnancies.

SART’s Preliminary Clinic Summary Report consolidates IVF …

The Dilemma of Mosaic Embryos

Since physicians have been performing preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) biopsing several cells from a blastocyst and using more advanced genetic tests, Reproductive Endocrinologists been at a loss for how to deal with embryos with cells with more than one chromosomal arrangement, one normal and others with a variety of abnormal configurations. Mosaic embryos weren’t easily detectable until about …

Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer? That is the Question.

For some time now our experience has shown us that when we do all-freeze cycles and only tranfer embyos in frozen embryo cycles we get better results. This phenomenon occurs whether PGS is performed to help us select chromosomally normal embryos or in non-PGS cycles when we select embryos by morphology.

However in contrast to our experience, results from two …

One Million IVF Babies and Counting

It seems like just yesterday: 1978 and the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born in England. In 1981 the first IVF baby was born in the U. S. Now there are over one million IVF babies in the U. S.

The latest report on in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive techniques (ART) from the American Society for Reproductive …

IVF Not A Risk for Kids’ Developmental Delay

Good news: Developmental delays in young children were not linked to infertility treatments that their mothers had undergone versus children born to women who did not undergo those treatments, according to a population-based study as reported on MedPage Today..

After adjusting for confounders, infertility treatments were not associated with a statistically significant increased risk of a child failing in …

In England: Multiple birth rate rises due to fertility treatment

Fertility treatment is leading to a rise in the multiple birth rate, especially among women over 45, according to new figures. Data for England and Wales shows there were 10,839 women who gave birth to twins in 2014, while a further 148 gave birth to triplets and two to quads.

The rate of multiple births increased to 16 per 1,000 …

EEVA Test Now FDA Approved And Available At RPMG

The Eeva Test is now commercially available in the United States. This breakthrough technology, recently cleared by the FDA, is designed to help fertility clinics select the best embryos during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to aid in their effort to provide the best chance of a successful pregnancy.

The Eeva Test is a first-in-class, non-invasive predictive test that enhances the …

Fewer in vitro (IVF) multiple births in 2013 SART report

More than 1.5% of babies born in 2013 owe their lives to in vitro fertilization, and fewer of them were twins or triplets, according to new figures from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

A total of 63,286 babies were born as a result of 174,962 attempts to use assisted reproduction treatments, according to the report. Both figures represent small …