Archive for June, 2010

Gambling with twins, triplets and more.

June 7, 2010Carole 2 Comments »

My lab was optimized to produce twin pregnancies because we almost always transferred two embryos on day 5. Statistically,  if you came to us and got pregnant (and more than 60% of our patients did the first time), you had a 50% chance of twins. Patients loved this because they got “two for the price […]

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Every sperm is sacred….

June 6, 2010Carole 2 Comments »

You might remember Monty Python’s irreverent musical tribute to sperm “Every Sperm is Sacred“. While perhaps not sacred, per se, sperm are pretty fascinating little cells. Did you know it takes approximately seventy days to make a sperm which is no bigger than half the width of a human hair?  Sperm are a renewable resource […]

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Fun facts about FDA and third party reproduction

June 4, 2010Carole 1 Comment »

Having just returned from a intense two day conference on FDA regulation of sperm, egg and embryo donation, I am full of fun -or at least odd- facts about the convoluted maze of federal regulations designed to protect us from ourselves and our reproductive urges, particularly if we bring more than two to the party. […]

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