"More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported.
Almost 175,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles led to the birth of slightly more than 63,000 babies, compared with just over 165,000 IVF cycles that led to the birth of slightly fewer than 62,000 babies in 2012.
Babies conceived through fertility treatments account for more than 1.5 percent of children born in the United States, according to the report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology."
"A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.
The report's authors believe that testing for thyroid disease should be considered for women who have fertility problems and repeated early pregnancy loss.
The research, published Jan. 23 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, found that 2.3 percent of women with fertility problems had an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), compared with 1.5 percent of those in the general population. The condition is also linked with menstrual irregularity, the researchers said."
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The British study, published online April 16 in the journal Nature, may offer new ways to improve both fertility treatments and contraceptives in people, with experts saying that human eggs also have protein receptors crucial to the meeting of sperm and egg.
Click on the link above to learn more about the newly discovered egg receptor, named Juno after the Roman goddess of fertility and marriage.
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So me and my fionce are trying to conceive and we had sex. On my ovulation day I don't feel pregnant. We Did it on the 31 of Sep and now it's the 5 day. And. Yesterday I had like this white discharge it was sticky and wet and thin and my concern is that when he put his sperm. In me the sperm never leaked out or come out of my vagina. Not even when I peeView Thread
This is a site where you can find a fertility nurse to answer your questions and guide you through what can be a very confusing process. These nurses are not just experienced professionally- they've been through problems with fertility and high-risk pregnancy themselves, so they can really understand where you're coming from. Check it out if you're interested.View Thread
hello...its been 2 years and we have no luck..we have been trying hard but still nothing.as after my husband ejaculate some of it come out.someone told me to put a pillow under the hips but nothing happen.i think this is the reason i cant get pregnent..i am rely desperate to have child..can some please help me in this....thanksView Thread
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Ladies, for all of you who have healthy active sex lives, but do not want children at this time for whatever reason, this one's for you! When expressing one's sexuality physically, it is of utmost importance to be aware of your body and take steps to ensure you do not become pregnant, if that is your goal. Body awareness includes paying attention to your menstrual cycle and other body sensations (e.g., nausea, weight changes, PMS signs, pregnancy signs). Further, it is important to remember you have the choice to prevent pregnancy if you so wish, and taking the steps to do so is your responsibility. At this day in age, there are a plethora of options to choose from! Including a wide variety of birth control pills, patches, intra-uterine devices, etc. for you to discuss with your gynecologist, as well as non-medical prescription options, like condoms. In the unfortunate case you do not want to procreate, but your normal birth control method has failed, it's important for you to be informed about your options to inform your subsequent course of action. The first option is to utilize the morning after-pill, also known as Plan B. While this pill may interrupt your normal menstrual cycle and may have some minor side effects (e.g., nausea), it is effective in preventing pregnancy in 85-90% of women when taken as directed. However, if this option fails, it is important to take prompt steps in assessing your possible pregnancy and taking advantage of the information technology can provide us so quickly! Upon failure of your typical birth control method and the morning after pill, it is important that you promptly visit your gynecologist to evaluate if you are pregnant or not. Fortunately, medical technology can inform us of pregnancy as soon as 15 days after conception. So, upon learning of your pregnancy or lack thereof, you can make an informed decision. For those of you who may choose to terminate the pregnancy, it is important that you make this decision quickly, as we find that women find the overall experience, while stressful, to be more palatable and less traumatic when divided cells are terminated, as opposed to a tiny in utero baby with a heart beat. Take home message: Know your body, know your options, and make informed choices.View Thread
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