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Smoking's Effects on Uterus Harm Fertility

Posted 01-17-2008 at 10:29 AM by ivf News Reporter
While surfing the Internet, I found the following article and I wanted to share it with the readers of my blog.

THURSDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News)
Although it's a well known fact that heavy smoking can hurt your chances of concieving, I believe that it never hurts to reiterate good information. If you thought all the risks of cigarette smoking were already known, think again. New research finds that heavy smoking impairs women's fertility by reducing the odds that a fetus...
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Woman with half an ovary gives birth to a healthy baby boy

Posted 01-17-2008 at 10:17 AM by ivf News Reporter
Daily Mail
David Wilkes
16th January 2008

She had given up hope of ever having a baby. Trudi Siviter had only half an ovary - and even that was not working properly. After cancer of the cervix as a teenager, two ectopic pregnancies and three failed attempts at IVF, Mrs Siviter and her husband thought it was impossible for her to have children.

Doctors agreed, and she was ready to have a hysterectomy. But three months before she was due to have the procedure,...
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Test-tube babies need fathers

Posted 01-17-2008 at 09:00 AM by ivf News Reporter
Updated 01-25-2008 at 11:13 AM by ivf News Reporter
From The Times
Ruth Deech

This proposal to change IVF law is misconceived. Doesn't a child need a father? Since in vitro fertilisation was first regulated in 1990 doctors have been required to consider the welfare of the baby, including “the need of that child for a father”. This is one of the few ethical principles in IVF law and has served as a reminder that the welfare of the child is more important than the wishes of the would-be parents.

But no longer,...
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