Friday, September 13, 2019

Can women pause their biological clocks

The quality of a woman's eggs decreases as the woman gets older. Older female eggs are more likely to produce a child with birth defects, and older eggs have a higher miscarriage rate than younger eggs. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) researchers have studied worm genes.

Through genetic tests run on worms, the researchers might have found a way to delay human female eggs from aging. This breakthrough might allow females to maintain quality eggs into their 30s and 40s. See the article for full details.

Story via Vision Reporter for newvision.co.ug

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5 Facts About IVF (& 5 Myths About It)

The following is a list of myths and facts about IVF by Jessica Sayers. Read the full article for details.

10) Myth: IVF means you'll have multiples 9) Fact: IVF does not guarantee success for having a baby 8) Myth: freezing your eggs for later IVF can weaken them 7) Fact: it can take a while before the eggs can be retrieved 6) Myth: women need IVF because they don't have good eggs 5) Fact: it's a multi-step process 4) Myth: kids born from IVF are different 3) Fact: IVF can be costly 2) Myth: you don't need to be worried about age for IVF 1) Fact: there are side effects to IVF

Story via Jessica Sayers for babygaga.com

Monday, September 9, 2019

Vegan diets could put the IQ of the next generation at risk

Plant based vegan diets lack choline, a nutrient found in meat and eggs, that helps the brain development of babies in the womb. Story via Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent for The Daily Mail

Friday, September 6, 2019

How Anxiety and Stress Can Affect Your Fertility

Anxiety and stress negatively impact female fertility. Some ways to reduce stress include, but are not limited to, massages, yoga, acupuncture, and brisk walking one to five hours a week. Exercising too much, and having a poor diet, also contribute to female fertility issues.

Story via Mirel Zaman for shape.com

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Gene differences in IVF-conceived babies disappear by adulthood

Although IVF babies have genes with epigenetic differences compared to babies born naturally, these genes return to normal by adulthood. "Epigenetics is the process by which an organism interacts with the environment, switching genes on and off." - quote by Jane Halliday, Boris Novakovic And Richard Saffery

Story via Jane Halliday, Boris Novakovic And Richard Saffery - medicalxpress.com http://bit.ly/IVFgenes1