Are you pregnant or trying for a baby? Everything to know as coronavirus pandemic continues
Whether you’re pregnant now or you were hoping to be in the next few months, this might feel like an overwhelming time, living through the current coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Time magazine recently reported that fact in an article this week about COVID-19 and how it relates to pregnant women. Yes, pregnant women are generally more susceptible to viruses, for example, the flu. It’s true that there’s limited information and published literature about exactly how susceptible pregnant women are to COVID-19, and the severity of infection. If you’re pregnant or had been trying for a baby, stay in even better contact with your doctor or health care provider.
Baby Girl Is Born From Deceased Uterus for the 1st Time in the U.S.
The woman who donated the uterus might be long gone, but a baby girl born from the donated organ is alive and well. For the first time in U.S. history, a mother who received a womb transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby. The Cleveland Clinic said their trial specifically uses the organ of a deceased donor, to eliminate risk to any healthy living donor. She gave birth via cesarean section in June after a successful pregnancy. We are grateful to the donor and her family, their generosity allowed our patients dream to come true and a new baby to be born, Tzakis said.
IVF mixup: Mother gives birth to other couples' babies
CNN/Salk InstituteNEW YORK - A couple from New York is suing a fertility clinic after a woman gave birth to other couples' babies because of an IVF mixup, according to a federal lawsuit filed in US District Court. The mother, who is Asian, gave birth to two non-Asian babies, and each child was a genetic match to a different couple that was also a client at the fertility clinic, the lawsuit states. CHA Fertility claimed on its website to be one of the "premier fertility treatment networks in the world," the lawsuit states. That "confused" the couple because there was only one male euploid embryo, which was not transferred to her, the lawsuit states. One even said that when his wife was pregnant, they were told they were going to have a boy but ultimately had a girl, the lawsuit states.
Wounded vet denied IVF coverage by VA health insurance
After a roadside bomb in Afghanistan caused Kevin Jaye to lose a leg and a testicle, he and his wife Lauren turned to IVF to start a family. His VA health insurance did not cover the cost of the procedures, due to a law passed years ago tied up in abortion politics. As David Martin reports, the couple would like to see that ban reversed.cbsnews.com
First baby born through controversial IVF treatment draws attention
A breakthrough in vitro fertilization procedure is giving hope to those struggling to get pregnant. In an interview you'll see only on "CBS This Morning," Jericka Duncan introduces us to Zain, the first baby in the world to be born using the controversial stem cell technique, and his proud parents.cbsnews.com