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Archive for July 2014

Test claims to boost IVF success by half

Fertility researchers have discovered a new way to identify embryos that are more likely to implant in the womb, which could help to increase IVF success rates by up to 50%. A research team led by Dr. Elpida Fragouli at Oxford University in the UK, found that embryos with lower levels of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), […]

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Older women using donor eggs at greater risk of preeclampsia and high blood pressure

A growing number of women are using donor eggs to have a child when their egg quality has declined due to advanced age. A recent study conducted in France suggests that older women who have babies using donor eggs, could be at greater risk for hypertension (high blood pressure) and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy […]

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9 out of 10 women say they’d consider freezing their eggs to pursue their careers or find a partner

A new study conducted in the UK suggests that 9 out of 10 of women would consider freezing their eggs in order to pursue their careers or find the right partner, before becoming a parent. The study was led by Dr. Camille Lallemant, at Prince Anne Hospital in Southampton. The research team surveyed 973 women […]

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