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Thursday, April 09, 2020

IVF babies


An IVF dad talks about having twins after trying for 8 years to conceive naturally

February 26, 2020 2:45 pm

"I got to know about IVF from my friends. They suggested it when we repeatedly failed to conceive naturally."

IVF babies face higher mortality risk in the first few weeks, study reveals

February 23, 2020 1:18 pm

For the study, the researchers selected only singleton babies and compared the mortality rate of those born with assisted birth measures, and those who were conceived naturally.

Watch: One mother's truth about making babies late: 6 years, 7 pregnancies, 5 miscarriages and IVF

December 27, 2019 4:21 pm

The minute Reisa Pollard held her baby, she wanted another. That's when the struggle truly began, at age 42. She tells other women, "We need to start sharing our stories. There's nothing to be ashamed of. It's a journey and you're not alone."

'Babies born from frozen embryos are at more risk for certain cancer types'

December 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Babies conceived through assisted reproduction involving frozen embryo transfer were more than twice likely to develop childhood cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, a type of brain cancer, according to the study.

British lesbian couple are first to carry baby in both their wombs through IVF

December 05, 2019 6:10 pm

The procedure involves one partner contributing and incubating the egg, while the other subsequently carries the foetus.

This mom wrote a children's book on IVF after having her miracle baby boy

December 04, 2019 7:44 pm

The book I'm Very Ferris — A Child's Story about In Vitro Fertilisation initiates a discussion about IVF and makes it relatable through the eyes of a child. Ferris takes you to his little world and its adventures and how he finally came to be.

How is a baby conceived through IVF? Watch video

March 31, 2019 10:30 am

It was Louise Brown who became the world's first baby to be born via IVF, in 1978. So, how does IVF exactly work? In a Ted Talk, physician-novelist and activist writer Nassim Assefi and fertility doctor Brian Levine explain the science of making a baby in a laboratory.

Snowflake babies: Embryo ‘adoption’ is a growing trend

February 19, 2019 11:00 am

The term “embryo adoption” is caught up in the rhetoric of debate over abortion. There is no reliable data on the number of frozen embryos in the United States, but experts estimate the total between 600,000 and 1 million.

Like Ekta Kapoor, more single women in India are becoming mothers. Here's how

February 12, 2019 3:43 pm

Some single unmarried women today are opting for motherhood. Nearly two decades ago, Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen made news when she chose to become a single mother by adopting a girl at the age of 25, and her second 10 years later. And now, Ekta Kapoor has also welcomed a baby boy via surrogacy.

‘Miracle baby’ photo goes viral, but what’s the truth about IVF?

November 13, 2018 5:20 pm

As adorable as the baby’s picture looks, it is gaining attention for depicting not just the birth of a child but also the challenges associated with it.