First Baby born with new Eeva IVF Technology at Liverpool Womens Hospital UK

First Clinic in East England to Offer the Eeva Test

Ruth Carter, Mom, Gives Birth To First Baby Born Using Eeva IVF Technique
Eeva has not yet been approved by the FDA

The world’s first ever Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva test) baby was born last week at the Hewitt Fertility Centre at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital UK
Eeva system takes pictures of each embryo about every five minutes, and then intelligent software within the system can analyze the embryos based on those videos … to help predict whether an embryo is likely to carry on with development. While Eeva technology doesn’t predict which embryos will create a baby, it helps medical staff choose healthiest embryos for IVF treatment.

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

IVF misconceptions and significant Gaps in Fertility Knowledge

Less than 2% of IVF procedures are successful for women in their mid-late 40s using their own eggs

Study reveals Canadians’ most common fertility misconceptions
Less than 2% of IVF procedures are successful for women in their mid-late 40s using their own eggs

While one in six couples currently struggle with infertility, new research indicates that this may come as a surprise given most people have  a startling lack of knowledge about their own fertility. It also reveals those numbers are likely to rise in the coming years as more women and men delay childbearing – which can lead to costly procedures and complicated births. ”

Read UBC Study Reveals Significant Gaps in Fertility KnowledgeCanada Newswire, March 27, 2013

Read Study reveals Canadians’ most common fertility misconceptionsCTV British Columbia, April 1, 2013

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Lots of Women believe Fertility Treatments give them the Opportunity to have Children when ready

Even family doctors believe reproductive technology is more effective than it is, expert says

Even family doctors believe reproductive technology is more effective than it is, expert says
Lots of Women believe Fertility Treatments can give them the Opportunity to have Children when ready…

Judith Daniluk, a professor in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia conducted a study that questioned 3,300 childless women across Canada last year. The results showed that 91 per cent of women believed that IVF could help most women have a baby using their own eggs up until menopause…

Read Even family doctors believe reproductive technology is more effective than it is, expert says, by Erin Ellis, May 2013

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Children born after In Vitro Fertilization at 33% higher Risk of Cancer

Fertility treatment and childhood cancer risk: a systematic meta-analysis

IVF Babies May Be at Higher Cancer RiskChildren born after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other fertility treatments appear to be at modestly elevated risk of cancer, although causality still isn’t clear, a meta-analysis showed. ”

DES Info commented:  IVF is now very common and given the history with DES, there appears to be a linkage for cancer in this population. Research needed!

Read IVF Babies May Be at Higher Cancer Risk
by Crystal Phend, MedPage Today.

Abstract

Objective
To clarify the association between fertility treatment and the risk for cancer in children.

Patient(s)
Twenty-five cohort and case-control studies involving children born after fertility treatment as the exposure of interest and cancer as the outcome.

Main Outcome Measure(s)
Medline was searched through September 2012 to identify relevant studies. The study-specific estimates for each cancer outcome were combined into a pooled relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) by a meta-analytic approach.

Result(s)
We found that children born after fertility treatment were at increased risk for all cancers (RR = 1.33; 95% CI, 1.08–1.63) and for hematological cancers (RR = 1.59; 95% CI, 1.32–1.91), central nervous system/neural cancers (RR = 1.88; 95% CI, 1.02–3.46), and other solid cancers (RR = 2.19; 95% CI, 1.26–3.80). For specific cancer types, we found increased risks for leukemias (RR = 1.65; 95% CI, 1.35–2.01), neuroblastomas (RR = 4.04; 95% CI, 1.24–13.18), and retinoblastomas (RR = 1.62; 95% CI, 1.12–2.35) associated with fertility treatment.

Conclusion(s)
The results of the largest meta-analysis on this topic to date indicate an association between fertility treatment and cancer in offspring. However, our results do not rule out that factors related to underlying subfertility, rather than the procedure itself, are the most important predisposing factors for childhood cancer.

Sources Fertility treatment and childhood cancer risk:
a systematic meta-analysis
, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2013.

In Vitro Fertilization does not increase Women’s Risks of Breast and Gynecological Cancers

IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

DES Action USA commented:
 This study will be reassuring for those who’ve undergone IVF. But it’s difficult to rest completely reassured knowing all the hormones used in fertility treatments.
Not clear whether DES exposure changes the equation any
.

Read IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…