IVF Embryos: whole genetic code can be scanned for mutations

Genetic scientists have used a new technique that allows the whole genome of IVF embryos to be scanned via the cells of 10 biopsies. The researchers say the testing is the first to be able to detect all the new genetic mutations that happen uniquely in an individual, as opposed to only those that have been handed down from parents.¬†Continue reading…¬†via Medical...

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The Age Your Fertility Really Begins To Decline — And Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

Age and when to start family planning is always a topic of discussion when I speak with young women considering becoming egg donors. I also speak daily with women who have ‘passed’ the age of easily becoming pregnant and are in need of relying on an egg donor to help them conceive. This article/blog touches on the gray line of: The Age Your Fertility Really...

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Egg donors remain fertile after procedure: study

By Lindsey Konkel NEW YORK | Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:29pm EDT (Reuters Health) – Donating eggs does not appear to hurt a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant in the years after the procedure, a small study from Belgium found. Few other studies have looked at the effects of egg-harvesting procedures on the future reproductive health of women who donate eggs. Some...

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Video: Freezing Reproductive Potential In Time, CNN

Thankfully, more information regarding egg freezing continues to come out. Hopefully young women are being alerted by their doctors that time isn’t on their side and that there are options should they decide to prolong having children. This piece, by Kyra Phillips from CNN, talks more about egg vitrification, a method for freezing eggs. An informative video...

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Inspiration for a Brand New Week – The Sunscreen Song

Last week was difficult for many in the fertility industry, specifically for those in third party reproduction and for those seeking to become parents who rely on the professionals in this field. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a link to a news article in the LA Times. The news was disturbing to many, myself included. I prefer to not...

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