40 Years Ago: World’s First “Test Tube Baby”

In July 1978, Louise Brown was hailed as the world’s first “test-tube baby,” born through the fertility treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF). At the time, IVF was an extremely experimental process. Louise’s mother, Lesley, was told there was one in a...

Overcome Endometriosis through Embryo Adoption

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Did you know that 5-10% of women have a form of endometriosis? This condition causes endometrial tissue, which normally is only supposed to grow on the inside lining of the uterus, to be displaced outside of the uterus. This...

Embryo Grades (& Why They May Not Matter)

When it comes to IVF, there is a lot of emphasis placed on the quality of the embryos. Because doctors and patients want to have the best chance possible for success during an embryo transfer, clinics attempt to choose the “best” embryos of the bunch. To do this, an...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Frozen Embryo Case

Another legal battle over frozen embryos has been in the news recently. Chicago resident Jacob Szafranski asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case trying to prevent his former girlfriend, Karla Dunston, from using frozen embryos the two had created together...
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