Tag Archives: single embryo transfer

One Million IVF Babies and Counting

Written on May 3, 2017 at 11:44 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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 …

H.R. 586 Personhood Bill Puts IVF Treatment at Jeopardy

Written on February 5, 2017 at 10:23 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new bill, H.R. 586 – Sanctity of Human Life Act, could ban or limit the practice of IVF in the United States. This bill states that “the life of each human being begins with fertilization”.  It also defines a “one-celled human embryo” as “a new unique human being”.  This bill is obviously aimed at banning abortions, but it …

IVF Not A Risk for Kids’ Developmental Delay

Written on February 5, 2016 at 11:42 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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

Written on October 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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

Written on March 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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

Written on March 14, 2015 at 3:43 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

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 …

In vitro fertilization-IVF births continue to rise in the U. S.

Written on March 7, 2015 at 11:35 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization-IVF, a new report shows.

Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.

Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth of slightly more than 63,000 babies, compared with just over …

Outcomes of Fertility Treatments Are Better Than Ever

Written on February 7, 2015 at 8:19 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to a report in the online edition of Human Reproduction, assisted reproductive technology, or ART which in the U.S. is 99% IVF, has markedly improved over the past 20 years, with the outcomes of these fertility treatments now better than ever.

Researchers used records from 92,000 children born through ART from 1988 to 2007 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway …

The future direction of IVF

Written on July 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article in the New York Times reviews the pros and cons of methods of selection of the embryo most likely to result in a health baby.

And this appears to be the future direction of IVF: embryo selection to facilitate single embryo transfer (eSET) resulting in a dramatic reduction of multiple pregnancy without reducing success rates.

Chromosomal testing (PGS) …

A study on outcomes of egg donation: what is a good outcome?

Written on February 23, 2014 at 8:24 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined outcome of egg donor cycles in the U. S. But what was their definition of a good outcome?

The authors examined trends and outcomes in donor egg cycles from 2000 to 2010 and analyzed predictors of good perinatal outcomes among in vitro fertilization cycles using fresh (non-cryopreserved) embryos …