Acupuncture in boosting IVF results

Acupuncture, is an ancient Chinese system of alternate medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy, depending on the condition requiring treatment. Continue reading

EGG FREEZING / OOCYTE VITRIFICATION – NO LONGER EXPERIMENTAL

Cryopreservation of eggs has remained a challenge until recently. Egg is a large cell with a high water content. The older slow freezing methods could not completely prevent the ice crystal formation which damages the cell during freezing and thawing. This has been virtually eliminated by a relatively new technique called Vitrification or ultra rapid cooling. Continue reading

The IVF breakthrough that could slash failure rates by HALF: Scientists discover what stops embryo implanting in the womb

A breakthrough in fertility science could lead to a huge boost in the success of IVF, scientists said today.

IVF is currently the only hope for many women to have a baby, and some 50,000 undergo the treatment every year in Britain. But despite its popularity, the procedure has a poor success rate, with 75 per cent of IVF rounds failing to produce a baby. Continue reading

How intelligent are IVF children?

A recent Danish study examining the academic performance in children conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART) confirmed that ART-born children are just as intelligent as their spontaneously conceived peers – not super kids, but certainly not worse off. Continue reading