Fertility Journal

Posts Tagged ‘IVF’

July 27, 2011

Can IVF drugs increase the risk of Down’s Syndrome in older women?

A woman is born with all the eggs she will release during her reproductive life. It is well known that women over 35 have an increased risk of having a baby affected by Down’s Syndrome. It is for this reason that egg donors must be under the age of 36 years. Can drugs used to […]

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June 24, 2010

Common sense and having a baby

Much of the information and advice about improving fertility is based upon sound common sense. The odds against conception are fairly high in every cycle. So patients should do all that they can to try and shift the odds in their favour as much as possible. It makes sense to be tingling with health and […]

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March 12, 2010

Is the infertility customer always right?

A UK clinic has recently accepted a 59 year old woman for IVF / egg donation. She will be the oldest woman to receive this treatment in the UK. When such events arise there are predictable protests. It is argued that if treatment is successful, the risks of pregnancy are significantly increased, that she may […]

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February 12, 2010

How should IVF babies be delivered?

This doesn’t sound like a particularly controversial topic, but it can arouse a great deal of heated debate between obstetricians and their patients. I experienced this at first hand as I was both the “Person Responsible” of an assisted conception unit and a consultant obstetrician running my own NHS “Infertility Antenatal Clinic”. As a result, […]

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