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Embryoscope Responsible for Another Live Birth

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been updated on March 15, 2013

A technique for monitoring embryo development has been put into practice by 15 fertility clinics in the United States since it was first approved by the FDA in 2011. The first live birth resulting from IVF and Embryoscope culture was reported in 2012 by The Fertility Centers of New England and now the Cleveland Clinic has announced its first success: healthy twin girls born after utilizing the Embryoscope technology!

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Anti-abortion Activists Want to Bring 'Personhood' Fight to Ohio Ballot

Cleveland Plain Dealer,  Dec 1, 2011

Anti-abortion activists, undaunted by a defeat last month in Mississippi, are pushing to get a "personhood" amendment on next year's ballot.The effort, while still in the preliminary stages, has in-vitro fertilization doctors and abortion-rights groups digging in for a fight.

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Ohio Couple Now Expecting Twins via Surrogate after Embryo Mix-Up Lead to Giving Birth to Another Couple's Child

Cleveland Leader,  April 7, 2011

Carolyn and Sean Savage — the couple who accidentally had the wrong embryo transferred during in vitro fertilization and turned the child over to his biological parents after he was born — announced that they are now expecting twins via a surrogate. The couple have three other children, and tried several times to have more children using harvested embryos. Due to issues she experienced in previous pregnancies, they decided to use a surrogate this time. The twins are due in August.

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Ohio Woman in Embryo Mix-Up OK with No More Kids

The Wall Street Journal,  Feb 11, 2011
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Mix-up in embryo transfer

NEW YORK — An Ohio woman who gave birth to another woman's baby after a getting the wrong embryo implanted by a fertility clinic said in a television interview broadcast Friday that she can accept not having any more children.

Carolyn Savage told "Dateline NBC" that she has no regrets about carrying the baby boy and giving him to his biological parents, Shannon and Paul Morrell, who live in the Detroit suburb of Utica, Mich., after giving birth in September 2009. Savage didn't want to have an abortion and had no desire to raise the child.

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Sextuplet Love: Strangers Help 6 Beautiful Babies

Good Morning America,  Oct 28, 2010
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Strangers help six beautiful babies

In a picture that has prompted "oohs" and "aahs" across the Internet, Rozonno McGhee lies on his stomach surrounded by his six — yes, six — newborn babies.

The McGhee sextuplets, born to Rozonno and Mia McGhee June 9, are only the second set of sextuplets to be born in Ohio and the first born in Columbus, where they reside.

The couple had had trouble conceiving, so when six children came all at once, they were astounded but thankful.

"It's a dream come true," Rozonno McGhee told "Good Morning America."

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Health Plans Often Omit Fertility Treatments

The Columbus Dispatch,  Aug 29, 2010
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Fewer employers choosing to add coverage

The only way that Faith Amore-Reed can get pregnant is through in-vitro fertilization.

She's had several ectopic pregnancies and too many miscarriages to count. As a result, she lost her fallopian tubes.

Amore-Reed and her husband, Stephen Reed, have an 8-year-old daughter, Carsie, who was born after in-vitro.

They have been trying for a second child. Their latest attempt was this month when her doctor implanted her fertilized eggs.

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Agencies Find Adopters for Frozen Embryos

The Columbus Dispatch,  Aug 25, 2010
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Opponents of stem-cell studies offer alternative

The nation's 500,000 frozen embryos face a hotly debated future.

Researchers want them to help cure debilitating diseases, parents wonder whether they should be stored or destroyed, and still others see them as a way for infertile couples to adopt and become pregnant at the same time.

The last path is a little-known but growing option at the heart of a Monday ruling that bars federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. The Obama administration is expected to appeal the order, which was sought by Nightlight Christian Adoptions and others who oppose research that destroys embryos.

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Big Families Are Back in Style

Forbes.com,  July 29, 2010
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Some working moms are saying four kids is the new two

If popular culture were any indication, you'd think big families are back. Television shows like Jon & Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting and 9 By Design follow women whose outlook on kids seems to be the more the merrier. Plus, celebrities like Heidi Klum (four kids) and Angelina Jolie (six kids) make many-children motherhood look glamorous.

All of which raises the question: Are professional women shattering the two-children, nuclear-family norm?

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