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Australian Couple Ditches Baby With Thai Surrogate

An Australian couple who paid a Thai surrogate to carry their twin babies left one near Bangkok after finding out the boy had Down’s Syndrome and a congenital heart condition. The couple returned to Australia with a healthy girl. Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, was paid roughly $14,900 to carry the twins who were born in December, and has been caring for …

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IVF Pregnancies Linked to Higher Blood Clots, Artery Blockage Risks

A new study has associated in vitro fertilization (IVF) with an increased risk for blood clots and pulmonary embolism (PE) in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is in addition to the already higher risk of blood clots seen during a normal pregnancy, which affected about one out of every 1,000 pregnancies in the early 90s. IVF has been used …

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Fertility Treatments Linked to Asthma in Children

A new study has shown that asthma was more common in children born after fertility treatments than those conceived naturally. The study found that five-year-old children born to “sub-fertile parents” were more likely to have asthma, wheezing, and to be taking anti-asthmatic medication. “Sub-fertile” parents were define as those who tried for at least one year before successful conception or …

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IVF Linked to Higher Birth Defect Risks

A new study has found a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and higher risks of birth defects. Researchers from UCLA presented their findings this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The study, titled Congenital Malformations Associated with Addisted Reproductive Technology: A California Statewide Analysis found that birth defects were “significantly” increased …

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