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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

Multiple Pregnancies pose risks to mothers and babies

Women with multiple pregnancies are at increased risk for numerous medical conditions such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia (high blood pressure), anemia, miscarriage, C-section delivery, hemorrhages (excessive bleeding), and maternal mortality. In addition, their babies are also at increased risk in cases of multiple pregnancies. Women pregnant with twins, triplets, or quadruplets often end up giving […]

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Britain’s oldest first-time mother of twins believes IVF should not be offered to women over 50

Ten years ago, at the age of 58, Janet Maslin-Bosher gave birth to twins – James and Sarah – after she and her husband spent their life savings on in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. At the time she was Britain’s oldest first-time mother to give birth to twins. Sadly, five months after the twins’ birth, […]

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New IVF screening tool claims to turn fertility clock back 10 years

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common infertility treatment, which involves a woman taking medications in preparation for a surgery where some of her eggs are removed from her ovaries. These eggs are fertilized with her partner’s sperm or the sperm of a donor. One or two of the resulting embryos are then transferred into […]

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Social egg freezing – An option for women who aren’t yet ready to have children

“Social egg freezing” is a relatively new fertility procedure in which a woman elects to have her eggs frozen for non-medical (i.e., “social”) reasons, such as not meeting the “right” partner or delaying the process of having children while she pursues other life goals (e.g., travel, career, financial security). Many women know they want to […]

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