Embryo banking is an option for women facing fertility problems, but
women with cancer can also use the procedure to increase their chance of
having children after treatment.
Up to one in three women experience vaginal bleeding during the firest few months of the pregnancy, and many wonder how they can make sure the pregnancy is viable.
In some medical cases, embryo implantation may be improved by
injuring the endometrial lining. Injury is defined as scratching the
lining of the uterus though researchers in Leichester UK are not sure
how effective the treatment really is.
Researchers from UNILABS in Paris, France, recently studied the role of
carnitine in oocyte competence. According to the study, carnitine is
released naturally and plays a part in the carnitine shuttle and lipid
Live birth following eSET is significantly less expensive than DET in good-prognosis patients. (I-A) Therefore, from a cost-effectiveness perspective, eSET is indicated in good-prognosis patients. (III-A).
More and more doctors and couples are choosing to freeze all embryos
because of the positive impact cryotherapy has on reducing risks
associated with stimulating the ovarian cycle during IVF treatment.
Researchers find two embryos are more viable for women who are attempting pregnancy with their first child.
When a pregnant women experiences bleeding or pain early in the
pregnancy, she may undergo an ultrasound to determine if a miscarriage
With the development and perfection of genetic testing, every chromosome
in the human body can be tested for faults and defects. This testing
can and does take place while the fetus is in-utero, so what is stopping
couples from aborting a fetus because chromosomal testing reveals an
Stages in pregnancy are often divided up into weeks or trimesters. Within these common stages in pregnancy are six major times of change. These stages of pregnancy occur at one week, four weeks, eight weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks and 40 weeks.
Home pregnancy tests changed the face of fertility by allowing couples to use a pregnancy test at home without the aid of a doctor. Before jumping into a home pregnancy test or other form of pregnancy test, it is best to understand how they work and the best way to use them.
After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth.
In Australia, researchers working in the field of infertility may have recognized a small factor that could measure the health of an embryo before IVF.
Fetal body measurements reflect whether the fetus has grown enough or whether the measurements fall outside the normal range.
The following measurements can usually be made:
Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system.
As pregnancy progresses you can make the pregnancy diagnoses seeing several landmarks where you would normally expect to see the pregnancy development.
There are three primary steps in conception: Ovulation, Fertilization, and Implantation. Ovulation is the first step, the ejection of a mature egg from the ovary.
The embryo transfer procedure with IVF is usually the last step of in-vitro fertilzation.
Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation.
A blighted ovum is another word for a miscarriage or a missed abortion.
It is a pregnancy where the egg is fertilized and implants and attaches
itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo doesn't develop.
How thick should the uterine lining be?
A pregnancy can be visualized on transvaginal ultrasound as early as 4w3d-5w0d gestational age (5 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period or 3+ weeks after fertilization/ovulation).