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 …

Women physicians regret delaying childbearing

Many female physicians say that if they had to do it over again, they might have tried to have children sooner, chosen a different specialty, or elected to have embryos frozen “just in case” they had later fertility problems, an investigator said at the conjoint meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. …

Egg donation on the increase

According to an article in USA Today, more U.S. women are attempting to have children using eggs donated by other women and taking home healthy babies as a result.

Fertility clinics reported 18,306 procedures using fresh or frozen donated eggs in 2010, up from 10,801 in 2000, according to the study published online by the Journal of the American …

A new book on egg freezing out today

In a first-person column in the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Elizabeth Richards, the author of “Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It,” to be published today by Simon and Schuster, explains “Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too).”

She explains, “Egg freezing stopped the sadness that I was feeling at …

Egg freezing does not increase chance of chromosome abnormalities

A reassuring study in the October 2010 issue of Fertility & Sterility demonstrates that blastocysts created from previously vitrified eggs are not at risk for an increased risk of abnormal chromosome configuration (aneuploidy) and have equivalent reproductive potential to those created from fresh eggs.

To assess the risk they froze half of the eggs by vitrification and compared the results …

Fertility Preservation By Egg Freezing Does Well Over Age 38

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.


In a large series of egg freezing

Can embryos created by frozen (vitrified) eggs be re-frozen?

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.


According to a study reported at ASRM

Embryo freezing by vitrification improves frozen embryo cycle results

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.


 whanEmbryo freezing by the newer method

The future of egg donation-egg banks

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.


 whanEgg donation has been a clinical …