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Record number of test-tube babies born in US

Test-tube babies MSN News

An embryologist examines a dish with human embryos under a microscope of the La Jolla IVF Clinic. More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before. With about 3.9 million babies born in the United States in 2012, the IVF newborns accounted for over 1.5 percent of the total.

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Well-respected German publication, Der Spiegal

Der Spiegal

As early as 1998, Dr. Smotrich was already well known in the international arena as being a pioneer in the field of egg donation and gestational surrogacy.  This article appeared in the respected German publication Der Spiegal in 1998, chronicling the journey of a gay couple who ultimately had both their names placed on the…

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Fat, Carbs and the Science of Conception.

In a groundbreaking new book, Harvard researchers look at the role of diet, exercise and weight control in fertility. Guarantee: you will be surprised. by  Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D. , Walter C. Willett, M.D. , Patrick J. Skerrett |   December 1, 2007 9:29 AM EST Every new life starts with two seemingly simple events. First,…

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Stress and Infertility

  I have been in the medical field for over 24 years.  The last 15 of those years as an RN working everywhere from California to Alaska and Hawaii to the Virgin Islands. I had thought I had seen and done everything until I started working at La Jolla IVF one year ago.  New to…

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Menopause Mondays: Women’s Fertility and the Biological Clock

March 11th, 2013  – by Ellen Dolgen New Girl has got me thinking: Where have all the good eggs gone? During a recent episode, Sadie, the show’s “friendly neighborhood gynecologist,” broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30. Jess (and I!) had a little more than…

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