IVF Speeds Time to Pregnancy and Lowers Costs

IVF Speeds Time to Pregnancy and Lowers Costs

Patients who come to a fertility specialist want to become pregnant as soon as possible. There are various treatment options now available for infertility; some have higher pregnancy rates and some have lower pregnancy rates. These treatments have markedly different costs and differing levels of complexity. Very commonly patients may start with a less effective…

Single and Multiple Embryo Transfer in IVF: likelihood of live birth and multiple births
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Single and Multiple Embryo Transfer in IVF: likelihood of live birth and multiple births

A study was done in 2009 to determine whether a policy of elective single-embryo transfer (e-SET) in IVF lowers the rate of multiple births (twins, etc.) without compromising the live birth rate. Elective single-embryo transfer (e-SET) is the transfer of one embryo into the uterus during IVF as compared to two.

IVF does not cause developmental disorders in babies

IVF does not cause developmental disorders in babies

IVF and Babies: Background In Vitro Fertilization has been around for 30 years now. Many studies have been performed to try to discover any possible effects on children born through IVF . A new study suggests that IVF does not increase the risk of developmental disorders in children. Many questions have been generated in the…

PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%
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PGD may reduce miscarriages by 50%

Miscarriages after infertility treatment are common. Numerous studies have shown that most of miscarriages are due to abnormalities in the number of chromosomes in the embryo. This is called aneuploidy. Normally, an embryo should have 46 chromosomes or, more precisely – 23 pairs of chromosomes. In two-thirds to three fourths of all miscarriages, the embryo…

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure
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PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure

PGD reveals cause for IVF implantation failure During in vitro fertilization – IVF, embryos are chosen for transfer based on two separate criteria. In all IVF cycles, the microscopic evaluation of the embryo is carried out at varied stages to identify those with the best overall appearance and development characteristics. In some IVF cycles, preimplantation…

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) predicts IVF success
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Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) predicts IVF success

Measurement of ovarian reserve is an important part of any infertility evaluation. In addition to identifying those women that may have a very poor chance for success, measurement of ovarian reserve is useful for determining the correct dose of fertility drugs to use in treatments such as in-vitro fertilization – IVF. Previously, a number of…

Metformin Ineffective for IVF
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Metformin Ineffective for IVF

Metformin ineffective for IVF Metformin (Glucophage) is a commonly used treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) . Metformin is used to treat insulin resistance which is commonly found in women with PCOS. There is sufficient data currently to state that metformin use in PCOS patients can result in ovulation and thus increased fertility in PCOS…