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Can Acupuncture Help Women Get Pregnant?

Can an acupuncture prick help women get pregnant? The technique seems to have only limited success when used complementarily with in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new international study. Full story

Doctors develop $260 test-tube baby system for poor world

LONDON (Reuters) - Belgian doctors have developed a low-cost version of test-tube baby technology for use in developing countries, where sophisticated Western systems are unaffordable for most couples. Full story

First test-tube baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

LONDON (Reuters) - The first test-tube baby to come from an embryo screened for genetic defects using a new, low-cost technique that could improve in-vitro fertilization success rates was born last month and is a healthy boy. Full story

Reported IVF success rates can be misleading: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fertility centers are mandated to report the number of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles they perform, but a new study suggests those data may give some practices misleadingly high success rates. Full story

Some forms of IVF linked to risk of autism, mental disability

LONDON (Reuters) - Couples who have certain types of fertility treatment have a higher chance of having a child with autism or learning difficulties - although the overall risk is still extremely small, scientists said on Tuesday. Full story

Bed rest after IVF doesn't help

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bed rest immediately after an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, despite being common practice, did not help women ultimately have a baby in a new study. Full story

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  Elisabeth Rohm opens up about infertility

Actress Elisabeth Rohm talks about her difficult road to motherhood, including struggling with infertility and eventually undergoing IVF to have her daughter, as outlined in her new book, “Baby Steps.”

  New hope for couples trying to conceive

EmbryoScope, an incubator that takes high-resolution pictures of an embryo’s development, is allowing doctors to better see which embryos have the best chance at becoming healthy babies. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Victim of brutal rape pregnant with ‘miracle baby’

After being abducted, raped, and left to die at 8 years old, Jennifer Schuett was told she would likely never be able to have children. But thanks to a gift of IVF treatments, she and her fiancé are expecting their first child next month. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports.

  More couples turning to ‘fertility financing’

The cost of fertility treatments can be steep, more than $12,000 per IVF cycle, and often aren’t covered by insurance, but a whole new loan industry is popping up to help couples start families. NBC News chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman reports.

  New test helps prevent IVF miscarriages

A new technology which tests embryos before implanting significantly improves the chances of successful IVF pregnancies. KNBC's Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.

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Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during IVF procedure called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection at Novum clinic in Warsaw
Doctor Katarzyna Koziol injects sperm directly into an egg during IVF procedure called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection at Novum clinic in Warsaw

A doctor injects sperm directly into an egg during in-vitro fertilization at a clinic in Warsaw October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Holly Finn, 42, who wrote an e-book called "The Baby Chase"
Holly Finn, 42, who wrote an e-book called "The Baby Chase"

Holly Finn, 42, who wrote an e-book called "The Baby Chase", about her failed attempts via IVF to get pregnant, at her home in Hillsborough, CA, Friday, August 12, 2011.