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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

IVF babies


'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.

How IVF became a distant dream for the poor in Mumbai

March 10, 2016 3:09 am

“The entire set-up costs Rs 2 to 3 crore. A public hospital cannot afford it. Our department for reproduction and research was set up by ICMR and KEM and we did our research under their funds.”

Britain plans world's first go-ahead for '3-parent' IVF babies

June 28, 2013 11:43 am

Britain is planning to be the first,to offer "three-parent" fertility treatments.