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Boston IVF is a leading site for cutting-edge reproductive technologies and exceptional patient care. With more than 50,000 babies born since 1986 and convenient locations throughout New England, we are proud to be considered among America's most experienced fertility centers.

A PERSONAL APPROACH - At Boston IVF, we respect each patient as an individual. So when it comes to assessing your chances to become pregnant we take a personal approach. We assess your chances based on your own health and fertility profile. By tailoring our medical evaluations and services to your personal needs, we ensure you receive the highest quality of customized treatment. At Boston IVF, a personal medical team will dedicate itself to you every step of the way.

A PIONEER IN FERTILITY TREATMENT - Boston IVF is a national leader in research, receiving two of the largest government grants (through the National Institutes of Health) for fertility studies. We have a history of firsts - including the first IVF/ICSI baby in New England, the first baby using gamete intrafollopian transfer (GIFT), the first donor egg pregnancy and the first birth in Massachusetts to result from a frozen egg. In addition, all Boston IVF physicians are on staff at Harvard Medical School, making us a training center for the future's best fertility specialists.


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A blog by Alice Domar, PhD, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, May 16, 2014

It makes intuitive sense that stress should lead to decreases in fertility. It has certainly been observed in the animal model. If you stress animals by crowding them or limiting their access to food, their fertility rates decrease. When you put them in more comfortable surroundings or give them more food, they quickly begin to reproduce normally.

A blog by Alison Zimon, MD, Boston IVF, April 9, 2014

The term "designer babies" is misleading everyone on the benefit of pre-testing with in vitro fertilization (IVF). It cannot be applied to current medical techniques and is a theoretical term and connotes the idea that technologies can genetically engineer a child with specific and desired traits based on a preference for such characteristics as blue eyes, brown hair, and skin with freckles for example.

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