Mom From Viral Rainbow Baby Photo Is Back With Another Gorgeous Pic

Photographer Mary Maloney says she started off 2017 in “a perfect way.” On the second day of the year, she snapped photos of a proud mom holding her rainbow baby.  In October, Mary, the woman behind Pebbles and Polka Dots Photography, teamed up with JoAnn Marrero of From Labor to Love Photography for a stunning maternity photo of Jessica Mahoney. Jessica faced infertility issues after having her first child, but after six miscarriages she became pregnant with her rainbow baby, a child that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. To celebrate, Jessica was the star in a viral photo that included rainbow smoke bombs.  Jessica has since welcomed her rainbow baby, and Mary had the chance to photograph the proud mom and her daughter. The photographer is working on a breastfeeding series and learned that Jessica wanted to be a part of it. Mary wanted to highlight that Jessica’s daughter is a rainbow baby, so she provided the mom with a rainbow dress and a veil for the infant. Mary told The Huffington Post that the photo shoot was quick because of the cold weather in Massachusetts, and according to her, Jessica’s daughter was a natural. “Her daughter did perfect,” she said. “Not a peep. A complete angel.” Mary told HuffPost that though the shoot was short, taking photos of Jessica and her daughter was an emotional experience.  “For me, sitting back 20 feet with camera in hand an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionFCM is widely used to assess cellular populations, but not typically employed for endometrial evaluation. FCM provides a rapid, detailed, and quantitative analysis and reduces inter-observer subjectivity bias. Detailed understanding of the normal endometrial immunophenotype, and associated deviations, may provide insight into the aetiology of infertile patients labelled “unexplained”. Failure despite transfer of high grade, or proven euploid blastocysts, is a difficult problem, and endometrial profiling may help identify research areas to determine potential future therapeutic interventions for this d...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Background.Infertility is common after HCT predominantly as a result of the chemoradiotherapy used in conditioning. Patients are increasingly encouraged to store gametes, tissue or embryos before transplant for use after their potentially sterilising treatment. Furthermore, some patients do retain or recover fertility and conceive naturally.Methods:We sent questionnaires to 602 EBMT centers requesting retrospective details of number of pregnancies following either allogeneic or autologous HCT, use of artificial reproductive techniques (ART) and pregnancy outcome for all patients treated between 1995-2015.Results:47 centers...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 723. Clinical Allogeneic and Autologous Transplantation: Late Complications and Approaches to Disease Recurrence: Poster I Source Type: research
ConclusionPresence of adenomyosis seems to have adverse effects on IVF outcomes in clinical pregnancy rate, live birth rate and miscarriage rate. Screening for adenomyosis might be considered before ART so that the couple has better awareness of the prognosis.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2018Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): SpanishInfertility SWOT Group (SISG), MA Checa, J Bellver, E Bosch, JJ Espinós, F Fabregues, J Fontes, J García-Velasco, A RequenaAbstractHysteroscopic septum resection in women with unfavourable reproductive and clinical outcomes has become common practice worldwide to improve reproductive results. No clear evidence on the possible advantages and drawbacks of this procedure has been published. In this opinion paper, based on a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, the different aspects...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to demonstrate a markedly enlarged isthmocele, that resulted in the miscarriage of a 12-week IVF twin pregnancy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigated the quality and quantity of eggs and embryos as well as the clinical pregnancy outcome in young infertile women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI). MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed records of 4285 infertile women and divided them into 3 groups according to age and ovarian reserve: young women with normal ovarian reserve (n=1695), young women with DOR (n=1121), and older women with DOR (n=1469). RESULTS In young women with DOR, the proportion of high-quality embryos was significantly higher than in older women...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
ConclusionHysteroscopic surgery using cold graspers combined with electric loop by the HEOS is feasible and effective for treatment of DUL as it preserves the uterus and yields favorable reproductive outcomes. The cold surgery and fenestration method minimize electrical and thermal damage to the endometrium surrounding the myoma, consequently reducing surgical risks.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Given its potential to reduce the miscarriage rate, LT4 supplementation is recommended for infertile women with SCH and/or TAI who are undergoing IVF/ICSI. However, additional population-based RCTs are needed to confirm this recommendation. PMID: 30249251 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
ni ME Abstract Context: There is increasing evidence for MIS/AMH physiologic activity in the human uterus, so it is relevant to study how MIS/AMH levels impact pregnancy. Objective: To investigate the association of MIS/AMH levels with risk of adverse obstetric outcomes. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Academic fertility center. Patients: Women who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) between January 2012-October 2016. Exclusion criteria were: oocyte donation, gestational carrier, multiple gestation, miscarriage before 20 weeks, medically indicated preterm deliverie...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Increased serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels have recently been reported to reduce fecundity in healthy eumenorrheic women with a history of 1-2 pregnancy losses. 1 As subclinical systemic inflammation may impede maternal immune tolerance, implantation and embryonic development might be compromised. Inflammation could, thus, also serve as a causative factor for the substantial proportion of miscarriages that reveal normal karyotypes after analysis of products of conception (POCs). To evaluate in infertile women the relationship between pre-pregnancy CRP levels and POC karyotype was the objective of this study.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
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