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All your questions about infertility and how to get tested for fertility answered.
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The three major causes of infertility covering over 80% of cases include ovulation problems, sperm problems, and fallopian tube problems, while 15% of couples have unexplained infertility.
IVF in-vitro fertilization is defined as a procedure when eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted into the uterus.
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Researchers from Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research in
Australia recently published an in-vitro study that could hold the key
to increasing implantation success rates. The study was published in the
journal Human Reproduction.
Her elation was quickly dampened
with the doctor cautioned her about the risks of carrying high-order
multiples. She was immediately presented with the most difficult
decision she would ever be asked to make: whether to take the risk or
“reduce” her pregnancy.
There may be a misconception among men and women seeking fertility help
that all IVF cycles are complete and successful, but that is not the
case. There are several reasons why an IVF cycle cannot be completed –
often referred to as a failed IVF cycle.
According to two papers published in the journal Fertility and
Sterility, estrogen levels at the time of embryo implantation via
in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may be associated with increased risk of
preeclampsia and other pregnancy/infant complications.
Studies on the impact of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) on cancer risk
have reported and denied a connection. A recent study published in the
journal Fertility and Sterility from researchers in Israel confirms no
connection between cancer risk and IVF treatment.
At the heart of the female egg is a power source – the mitochondria. If
the mitochondria do not work properly, the fetus does not develop as
intended and birth defects, spontaneous abortion, miscarriage and other
complications can arise.
There is very little information about the safety of IVF while
breastfeeding; probably because most fertility doctors suggest waiting
until baby has been weaned.
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In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception,
equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility
windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment.
Researchers recently published a study in the journal Human Reproduction
on how information about IVF treatments is shared. Patients primarily
shared information on Internet forums, but not all information was
According to a recent study published in BMJ, women who conceive with
the help of IVF are more likely to suffer blood blots than women who
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Morphometric analysis is used to determine embryo volume.
Researchers from UZ Leuven Campus Gasthuisberg recently completed a
study using morphometric analysis to determine if embryo volume played
an important part in clinical pregnancy rates.
Researchers from Karolinska University report a connection between
in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and increased risk of blood clots and
pulmonary embolism in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Sperm washing is a term used in fertility clinics and treatment centers.
When semen is collected for use in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or
intra-uterine insemination (IUI), sperm washing is used to remove
seminal fluid from viable sperm.
In-vitro fertilization is a costly infertility treatment that involves
expensive oral and injected medications that promote superovulation
resulting in the release of multiple eggs. The eggs are harvested and
paired with sperm in a lab where the sperm fertilizes the egg.
When it comes to conceiving a child without a partner, women have two choices. They can choose to talk with a close personal male friend to arrange an intimate relationship for the sake of conception or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
These options – sometimes referred to as “Advanced Reproductive Therapy” or “Assisted Reproductive Technlology” (ART) can make the difference between being childless or adopting a child and having a child that’s biologically your own.
In most situations, getting pregnant with one ovary is not only possible, but no more difficult then if you had two ovaries. More important is whether the fallopian tube, a small tube that connects the ovary to the uterine cavity, is intact.
Multiple fertility treatments are available for women facing infertility. Finding the right treatment reduces the overall cost and improve outcome. Clinical studies aim to aid fertility doctors in choosing the right treatment for select groups of women.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is used in many IVF/ICSI treatments to facilitate implantation of embryos. Researchers from Poissey Saint German Medical Center wondered if women with recurrent implantation failure shared a common form of polymorphism.
Researchers at Poriya Medical Center started the study into thrombophilia and ovarian response with 89 women seeking IVF-EF treatment. After the treatment, the women were placed in two groups.
IVF and ICSI treatments are costly and time-consuming, so researchers are constantly looking for small details that can impact overall conception, pregnancy and live birth outcome.
The Assisted Conception Unit at Guys Hospital in the UK recently completed a study into the effect of heparin on IVF outcome. The report used previously collected data to render an overall analysis of treatment outcome.