If you or your partner's sperm quality is low, your doctor may suggests techniques, such as filtering, washing, that are designed to improve chances of getting pregnant. Learn more about these tests, why they are used and their effectiveness.
This process is about half as expensive as IVF and requires up to a third less time to complete. The entire GIFT procedure takes about 40-60 minutes, and it carries slightly higher success rates than IVF, yielding a pregnancy rate of about 35%, but it also carries the same risks and stresses as IVF.
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is a blanket term used to cover in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other procedures designed to produce pregnancy if other methods have been unsuccessful. Learn about IVF -- from ovary stimulation to embryo replacement and procedures such as ICSI and GIFT.
As we brave the holiday shopping crowds -- trying ot decide whether to give Barney or Big Bird, action figures or dolls -- one can wonder about the tru gifts of parenting.