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 …

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

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 …

The future direction of IVF

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) …