Pushing the Boundaries

Glenn Lumsden

'Here's my sample. It's already frozen.'

m VF in its original form is straightforward: A couple's ¬ęC eggs and sperm are introduced to each other in the lab and the resulting embryos are placed in the woman's uterus a few days later. However, since its humble beginnings, IVF has evolved and today a lot of whizz-bang procedures are performed in IVF labs.

In this part, I explain third-party reproduction using a sperm donor or an egg donor, how freezing can widen your reproductive window of opportunity and how you can avoid passing on 'bad' genes. I also look at some promising research that may offer new opportunities in the future.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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