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) …

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

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 …

Doctors report “epidemic” of fertility twins

Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.

In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down, but the twin rate has barely budged. Twins have much higher risks of prematurity and serious health problems.

The Centers …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Be careful about the number of embryos you transfer

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.

You would think that in even a …

Factors Associated With Good Birth Outcomes After IVF

An article in the October 2012 issue of the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology examines factors  which lead to good birth outcomes after assisted reproductive technology procedures (ART). IVF accounts for 99% of the ART procedures performed in the U. S.

They surveyed single live births at term among the live births (444,909) from ART procedures in the U. S. …