Women encouraged to donate their eggs with larger monetary gains
Women that help infertile couples conceive by donating their eggs could now earn £750. This is triple the current figure set out by The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. It’s hoped that by increasingly the figure from the current £250, more women will want to be involved. The UK’s fertility ... Continue reading
New research could help guarantee success after just one treatment of IVF.
A new technique for securing embryos is being developed and it could see IVF success rates increase; perhaps even getting rid of failed cycles altogether.
The technique that’s being developed at Oxford University will check for chromosomal abnormalities that have been linked to pregnancy failure. Dr Dagan Wells’ team at Oxford believes ... Continue reading
New research suggests that daughters are more likely to be born to women who are stressed around the time they try to conceive
Women who are stressed in their home, work or love lives in the months or weeks before conceiving are more likely to give birth to baby girls, a new study by Oxford University and US researchers suggests.
During the study, 338 women from around the UK who were trying to conceive (TTC) kept ... Continue reading
After three attempts at surrogacy, 34-year-old Australian is to be transplanted with her mum’s womb
A mum in Australia is to give her daughter her own womb, to enable the 34-year-old nurse to have a longed-for baby.
Melinda Arnold was born without a womb but with ovaries. She tried three times to have a surrogate baby, using her mum and then a friend, but all three pregnancies ... Continue reading
New statistics suggest women should have second test to avoid incorrect miscarriage diagnosis
Women who’ve been told they’ve suffered a miscarriage should opt to have a second test 10 days later, experts have recommended.
Professor Tom Bourne has said that a repeat scan should be done ten days after the first "in all cases".
The advice comes as New research has found that first tests for ... Continue reading
New study suggests women who take folic acid limit their babies’ chances of severe language delays.
Health professionals worldwide already advise us to take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy to lower the risk of various birth defects, such as spina bifida. Now it appears that this super supplement, which influences how proteins are produced by different genes, can alter how many words a child has ... Continue reading
Mum-to-be Marni Kotak will spend five weeks inside a gallery waiting to ‘perform’ her labour live.
Pregnant performance artist Marni Kotak is certainly going to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Here’s one I made earlier”. Marni, who has previously lost her virginity live in the name of entertainment, has taken root inside the Microscope gallery, New York, and visitors to the gallery are advised ... Continue reading
The NHS has been told to improve its care of women having multiple births
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellance (NICE) has told the NHS that improvements are needed in order to reduce the significant risk involved for women pregnant with twins or triplets.NICE recently issued its first guidelines on how health professionals should be caring for women having multiple births ... Continue reading
Obesity could begin before babies are even born, finds new study
Babies are more likely to grow fat in the womb if their mums are overweight, a new study has found.
Research at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has discovered that babies born to overweight or obese mums begin to build up large deposits of fat around their abdomens before they are born.
"I was ... Continue reading
Japanese scientists have made a simulator jacket - or Mommy Tummy 8.0 - for men to wear and experience the feeling of pregnancy weight gain and an unborn baby kicking
When you become pregnant, your body experiences all sorts of different feelings and changes, from weight gain to your unborn baby kicking and even feeling your baby's heartbeat. And now, scientists in a Japanese lab have created an ingenious way for men to feel and understand the same pregnancy changes. ... Continue reading
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