In The News: Pregnancy Hormones Could Affect Eyesight During Third Trimester- DNA Expert

In The News: Pregnancy Hormones Could Affect Eyesight During Third Trimester- DNA Expert

Pregnancy hormones that help your body support your growing baby can sometimes affect your eyesight during the third trimester. You may become more near or farsighted than usual, to the point where you might have trouble seeing clearly with your regular prescription lenses. But, this is generally minor and temporary, and reverses within several months […]

What You Need To Know About Spotting Between Periods

What You Need To Know About Spotting Between Periods

Bleeding between periods, or “spotting,” can occur for many reasons. The cause is usually benign. Hormonal fluctuations that occur at the very beginning of your reproductive life cycle (menarche, the onset of periods) or toward the end (menopause, when periods stop) are often likely culprits. Still, spotting between periods is never normal, says Joyce Gottesfeld, MD, […]

In The News: Study Shows Embryos Aren’t Female By ‘Default’ After all

In The News: Study Shows Embryos Aren’t Female By ‘Default’ After all

Basic biology tells us that in humans and other mammals, embryos with two X chromosomes develop as females, whereas embryos with one X and one Y chromosome develop as males. If only it were that simple. As it turns out, genetic makeup doesn’t fully determine which sexual organs will develop in utero. Every developing embryo, […]

How Important Is Embryo Grading To A Successful IVF Cycle?

How Important Is Embryo Grading To A Successful IVF Cycle?

Many factors affect the success of an IVF cycle, but embryo quality may be the most important.  The majority of all miscarriages, about 60 percent, are caused by abnormalities in the embryo.  If you’re having IVF treatment, transferring the best quality embryos increases your chance of a successful pregnancy.  Your fertility center’s embryologists play an […]