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Can mindfulness-based counseling improve mental health for women with infertility?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether group mindfulness sessions reduced depression in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found women who received 8 sessions of mindfulness training had less depression afterward. Some background Infertility affects over 10% of couples worldwide. Infertility is emotionally challenging. There...

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Are miscarriages related to an abnormal number of chromosomes in the embryo?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether couples who had repeated miscarriages or lack of implantation were more likely to have embryos with an unusual number of chromosomes (aneuploidy). It found that couples with repeated past miscarriages were more likely to have aneuploid embryos. Some background When eggs and sperm form, pairs of chromosomes...

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Does vitamin C reduce sperm DNA damage in male partners of couples with recurrent pregnancy loss?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if vitamin C prevents sperm DNA damage (SDD) in men of couples with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). They found that SDD and sperm quality were improved after vitamin C treatment.  Some background Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) affects many couples. The cause of RPL is often unclear. Some studies suggest...

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Is intrauterine insemination associated with improved outcomes in women with a low ovarian reserve?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intrauterine insemination (IUI) is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes in women with a low ovarian reserve.  They found that pregnancy outcomes after IUI were similar in women with normal and low ovarian reserve. Some background Infertility can have many causes. One cause is a low ovarian...

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Is endometrial thickness associated with higher risk of small-for-gestational age infants?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if endometrial thickness (EMT) is associated with neonatal outcomes after fresh embryo transfer (Fr-ET). They found that a low EMT was associated with the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants. Some background Assisted reproduction (AR) is used to treat infertility. Procedures like in vitro...

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Can lifestyle interventions improve fertility outcomes in obese women with infertility?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if weight loss intervention (WLI) improves fertility in obese women with infertility. They found that WLI had a slight improvement in pregnancy rate, but was also associated with miscarriage risk. Some background Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. It has negative effects on general health. It is also...

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Do the chemicals PCBs and PBBs affect fertility in women?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of the industrial chemicals PCBs and PBBs on female fertility. This study found that these chemicals did not affect reproductive diseases, but women with higher levels had fewer pregnancies. Some background Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) were formerly used as coolants...

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What is the effect of age on live birth rates after one or multiple in vitro fertilizations?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of age on the live birth rate (LBR) after one or multiple in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.  They found that LBR increases after more IVF cycles in patients younger than 40 years.  Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common method of assisted reproduction (AR)....

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Can acupuncture improve IVF pregnancy rates?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether acupuncture can improve pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study found that acupuncture did improve IVF outcomes. Some background IVF is a treatment for infertility where a woman's ovaries are stimulated to collect eggs. After the eggs are fertilized, the embryos...

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Treatment options for infertility due to endometriosis

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment options for women with infertility due to endometriosis (EM). Some background Endometriosis (EM) is a disorder where cells from the lining of the womb grow outside the uterus. These cells form lesions, which can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the intestines. EM can be treated with...

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