Ivf

  • Woman who lost her husband to cancer two-and-a-half years ago, keeps her promise and gives birth to his child through IVF! July 29, 2014

    A woman has given birth to her dead husband's child after two and half years. There's nothing fishy here, it's all the magic of IVF! Karen Steer gave birth to a baby girl two and half years after she lost her husband to an inoperable cancer. In a highly improbable medical...
  • British 'test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies at 87 April 11, 2013

    London: Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of IVF for pioneering the development of "test tube babies" for couples unable to conceive naturally, died on Wednesday aged 87. The Briton, who won the Nobel medicine prize for his achievement in 2010, started developing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1955 -...
  • Living It Up: Infertility and solutions December 25, 2012

    On this episode of Living It Up, we look at the causes of and ways to treat and overcome infertility. ...
  • Record-breaking twins born from eggs frozen 12 years ago November 19, 2012

    London: Miracle twins! An Argentinian woman has given birth to a record-breaking set of twins from eggs frozen 12 years ago, providing hope to cancer survivors wanting to become parents. Forty-five-year-old Monica Zapotoczny, from Buenos Aires, gave birth to the twins from the eggs she had frozen at the age...
  • Bangalore: Rising trend of test tube babies July 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Since the birth of the first test tube baby 34 years ago in the United Kingdom, the world has seen five million new births, according to a new study that says In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a boon for infertile couples. Bangalore too is adding to it with many...
  • Kishwar Desai talks of surrogacy, IVF in new book March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrities like Aamir Khan and Nicole Kidman going in for surrogacy has helped spread the word about the option and make people aware of it, says author Kishwar Desai, whose new book deals with the issue of assisted reproduction. Desai dealt with female foeticide and infanticide in India...
  • Shun IVF, sex acceptable way to conceive: Pope February 26, 2012

    London: Shun 'arrogant' artificial fertilisation treatment; sex is the 'only acceptable' way to conceive - that's Pope Benedict's message to infertile couples across the world. According to the Pontiff, artificial methods of getting pregnant, like the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), were simply "arrogance" and matrimony was the "only place worthy of the call...
  • Is surrogacy an emerging trend in India? December 7, 2011

    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? ...
  • Indians now turning to surrogacy? December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? Or even know about the possibilities of IVF? It's a pressing issue given that 30 million couples in India struggle with infertility. A boon to...
  • Does astrology boost your chances of a baby? January 21, 2011

    London: After four miscarriages and six failed IVF treatments, Mandy Parry was so depressed that she wanted to die. But a consultation with a fertility astrologer finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother. "Mark and I had spent more than 50,000 pounds on treatments and we'd both taken...
  • Humour from clowns linked to IVF success January 13, 2011

    New York: Is laughter the best medicine? Perhaps not always - but it may help women who are trying to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), an Israeli study found. In a study of 219 women undergoing IVF published in Fertility and Sterility, an Israeli team led by Shevach Friedler found...
  • New IVF test trebles fertility chances October 27, 2010

    London: Scientists claim to have developed a new in vitro fertilisation (IVF) test that detects faulty embryos and trebles a woman's chance of giving birth to a healthy baby. The new technique involves taking a sample from embryos when they are five days old and checking each of its 23 pairs...
  • 60-year-old gives birth to triplets June 21, 2010

    However, many consider giving birth at an old age using IVF treatment as unethical. ...
  • 66-yr-old gives birth to triplets through IVF June 15, 2010

    After 44 years of marriage, sixty-six-year-old Bhateri Devi and her 70-year-old husband are proud parents of triplets. Devi underwent in vitro fertilisation at Haryana's National Fertility Centre. It's her third attempt to conceive a child through IVF. ...
  • Thrice as nice! Couple has twins for the third time July 10, 2009

    It's not uncommon to have one set of twins. But three? That is the case for one South Florida family. ...
  • INVO steals the baby thunder from IVF tehniques March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: While the medical world and society debate over whether expensive procedures like IVF are really required for enhancing a couple’s chances to conceive, here comes a new technique called INVO. It is not only far less expensive, it also requires far more basic infrastructure as compared to IVF....
  • World's first made-to-order cancer-proof baby in GB January 12, 2009

    New Delhi: British medical experts have reported a medical breakthrough. The first cancer proof baby was born in the country. That means children are no longer at risk of inheriting their mother's cancerous genes, despite there being an 80 per cent chance usually. The first baby girl in Britain to have...
  • First Indian frozen egg cell baby born in Chennai August 29, 2008

    Chennai: It is yet another step forward in artificial reproductive methods. India's first baby from a frozen egg cell was born in Chennai on Wednesday. The baby is healthy and weighs 2.5 kilos. Frozen egg cell procedure is an artificial reproduction method where the egg cells from a woman are frozen and...
  • Designer Baby: Hunt on for smart, intellectual sperms August 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Infertility is a whopping 3 billion dollar industry in the country. With one in five couples, childless – In Verto Fertilisation (IVF) is fast gaining its grip in the great Indian household. "Gene Shopping" - as the trend is termed -isn't easy. The search for the...
  • Girl born four years after her father's death March 20, 2008

    London: Her father was not there to jump with joy when she was born. Nor will he be there to sing lullabies to her, to play with her and watch her grow up. Yet Jaimie-Rose Roberts, born four years after her father's death, would always remain a Daddy's girl. Her mother,...