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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

Success rates remain the same despite more women undergoing IVF

According to the latest figures for 2013 released in the United Kingdom, an increasing number of women are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to become pregnant. However, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) the success rates have remained the same at 25% per cycle. These figures are similar in Canada […]

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UPDATE: Couple expecting two sets of twins welcomes four healthy baby girls

Tyson and Ashley Gardner, a USA-based couple from Utah, had been shocked to learn that they were expecting quadruplets after 8 years of infertility. Happily, they are now the proud parents of not one but two sets of twin girls: Indie, Esme, Scarlett, and Evangeline. Ashley gave birth via caesarian section. All of the babies […]

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I’m 19 and I’ve just been diagnosed with endometriosis. I know I want to have kids in the future, but I’m still pretty young and don’t have a partner. I’m wondering how this could impact my future fertility in terms of the different treatment options? What should I be considering if I’d like to have a child in the future?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Endometriosis is a typically painful condition caused by the uterine lining (called endometrium) being located outside the uterus. These patches of uterine lining can be on the bowel, bladder, and around the uterus, ovaries and tubes. Endometriosis […]

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New study suggests link between excessive weight and reduced embryo quality

A new study suggests that there are major differences in the early development of embryos in overweight and obese women, compared to women with a normal weight. The researchers found that the eggs of overweight and obese women are also smaller, which may reduce the likelihood of a successful pregnancy. The study was conducted at […]

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