Tag: Clinical Research Trial

Lack of Evidence Linking IVF & Long-Term Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy world-wide among women. Long-term follow-up studies for risk of breast cancer after IVF treatment have raised concerns but have ultimately been inconclusive due to the limited follow-up. Further, association studies in infertility often compare infertile women to non-infertile women, which is not an ideal comparison group when attempting […]

Happy Birthday Louise Brown

The world’s first birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) turned 38 years old this past Monday– Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England on July, 25 1978. Making it a family affair, her sister Natalie Brown was born four years later and was the world’s fortieth IVF baby. These “medical miracles” were […]

Will my vitamin D levels effect my IVF outcome?

Vitamin D Deficiency is a hot topic in medicine today no doubt.  Overall women undergoing IVF should eat a well-balanced diet, reduce caffeine intake, stop smoking, and take a prenatal vitamin which covers the important bases for patients. As far as Vitamin D, it’s processed in the skin as a result of sun exposure. There […]

Report suggests SGA females are 2x’s more likely to have infertility as adults

A recent article printed in Science Daily, “Girls born small or underweight twice as likely to be infertile in adulthood,” suggests long term consequences for female infants who are small for gestation age (SGA) or have low birth weight (LBW), including infertility.  Double Embryo Transfer (DET), as well as embryo transfer’s (ET) when the endometirum is exposed […]