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Doctor insights on: Can Menopausal Women Become Pregnant With Donor Embryos

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I was dignosed with prem menopause 20 yrs ago. Have had 7 FET cycles with donor egg with 5 neg pregnant tests and 2 blighted ovum. Pls advice. Wants babie

I was dignosed with prem menopause 20 yrs ago. Have had 7 FET cycles with donor egg with 5 neg pregnant tests and 2 blighted ovum. Pls advice. Wants babie

Sperm and uterus: Even is someone that requires donor egg, the sperm and uterus are very important. So everything must be taken into account when assessing the embryo and pregnancy success. There may be more than just an egg issue ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How high is rate of conception if 3 vs 4 embryos transferred into never-pregnant 42 year old from proven donor?

How high is rate of conception if 3 vs 4 embryos transferred into never-pregnant 42 year old from proven donor?

Not a good idea: An egg donor produces embryos with high implantation rates, in the range of 50-70 percent.

Transferring 2 embryos with a 70 percent implantation rate creates a twin risk close to 50 percent. (0.7x0.7 = 0.49 = 49 percent).

It is bad strategy to transfer 3-4 donor embryos to a recipient. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become pregnant after an hCG level of 3 14 days poat 3 day embryo transfer?

Is it possible to become pregnant after an hCG level of 3 14 days poat 3 day embryo transfer?

Ask your doctor: Your question is not clear and you appear to be under the care of a doctor and s/he would be in the best position to address your questions and concerns. ...Read more

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If I have conceived, will I still get the pms-like symptoms I usually get for the 2 weeks prior to my menses? Does this still happen until the embryo has iimplanted because your body does not know you are pregnant yet?

If I have conceived, will I still get the pms-like symptoms I usually get for the 2 weeks prior to my menses? Does this still happen until the embryo has iimplanted because your body does not know you are pregnant yet?

No: Your symptoms are your own body symptoms. Pg may or may not change them, at least in the early stages of pg. Wait and other body changes and hormones will have you feeling new sensations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can exercising and losing weight before you find out pregnancy, can it affected fetus growth? Lmp was june 7 could I had conceived before that?

Can exercising and losing weight before you find out pregnancy, can it affected fetus growth? Lmp was june 7 could I had conceived before that?

Exercise & pregnancy: You should be fine. Many women early in pregnancy continue with aerobics and running. This early its more important to take your prenatal vitamin than worry about your weight. In general excercise shouldn't have an effect on a first trimester pregnancy ...Read more

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I had a medical abortion using mifegest kit at home. After 6 weeks I have conceived again. Will I have a safe pregnancy. Will the fetus be healthy.

I had a medical abortion using mifegest kit at home. After 6 weeks I have conceived again. Will I have a safe pregnancy. Will the fetus be healthy.

Need checked: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Need to make sure new pregnancy and not failure of previous pregnancy. Not enough info to really answer question. ...Read more

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How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

How doe implanon work exactly? Does it destroy the fetus if u become pregnant? Or does it simply prevent the egg and sperm from uniting? Is it safe

Implanon/Nexplanon: Progestin implants that slowly releases drug over 3 years. Progesterone suppresses ovulation, thickens cervical mucus & thins endometrial lining of uterus. May still ovulate. Works by preventing sperm passing into uterus & by not allowing a 'hospitable' endometrium in which a fertilized egg could implant. Effective (assures compliance). Spotting most common ae; ha, acne, wt gain, breast tndr. ...Read more

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What is effect of fertility drugs for females giving and getting donor eggs on them and the embryo?

What is effect of fertility drugs for females giving and getting donor eggs on them and the embryo?

Very litle: Women coming to donate eggs are usually 21-28 and have amh levels that see if they have a large number of eggs. If they are carefully screened and have conservative ovulatory medications, they should do very well. We limit the number of times women are allowed to donate so they will have sufficient number of eggs for themselves when they attempt pregnancy in the future. ...Read more

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Can a woman with 46 xy chromosones get pregnant through donor egg / ivf? And if so is there any risk during the pregnancy of being unsuccessful? Thx

Can a woman with 46 xy chromosones get pregnant through donor egg / ivf? And if so is there any risk during the pregnancy of being unsuccessful? Thx

Genetic male: A phenotypic woman with genotype 46, xy is likely suffering from complete or partial androgen insensitivity, formerly known as testicular feminization. These patients lack a uterus, and usually have a blind-ending vagina. The gonads present in the patient are testicles, and not ovaries. The patient would need to utilize a donor egg and surrogate mother for the zygote. ...Read more

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Is there any way that pregnant woman and her baby by donor egg can exchange DNA so he really is her genetic child?

Not yet: What you are asking is not possible as yet to vacate all the genetic material from a donor egg and replace it with the chromosomes of the "natural" mother for fertilization and genetic recombination. However, I am sure somewhere there is research going on to do just that in the future. ...Read more

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What is the pregnancy success rate for frozen blastocyst embryo transfer in 32 yrs old woman?

What is the pregnancy success rate for frozen blastocyst embryo transfer in 32 yrs old woman?

Varies: Assuming a good office and a good embryo and a normal uterus, if it is a routine embryo then pregnancy rate is about 40-45% and if it had genetic testing and proven to be normal 50-60% ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant if she done went through menopause?

Not with her own egg: Once menopausal, by definition, a woman is no longer fertille, but rather sterile. If a menopausal woman wanted to get pregnant, one option is going through ivf and using an egg from a much younger woman. This would allow her to be a biological mother by carrying the pregnancy, but not the genetic mother (egg from another woman). ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?

Is it true that pregnant women are not allowed to be blood donors?

Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a woman who is no longer seeing her menses become pregnant?

Can a woman who is no longer seeing her menses become pregnant?

Depends: If she is menopausal then the answer is no. It depends greatly on why the woman is no longer cycling. In order to conceive, ovulation must happen - if the woman does not ovulate then pregnancy cannot happen. If ovulation is sporatic, as with PCOS, then conception could happen with no prior menses. ...Read more

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Can a women become pregnant 1 day after her period? 21 years old

Can a women become pregnant 1 day after her period? 21 years old

The: The odds of this happening are extremely low, but yes it can occur.
Ovulation (fertile time) typically occurs around 14 days or so into a woman's cycle (for example if bleeding started on the 1st then ovulation would typically be the 14th, but could be a day or two before or after this)

here is an example of how pregnancy could occur in this situation: if her period was 7 days long and sex took place on day 8, considering sperm could live about 2-3 days, and if ovulation occurred earlier for some reason that month, there is a chance that pregnancy could occur. But as you see for this to happen a lot of "if's" have to occur.

Good luck and always remember condoms are very effective in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a woman become pregnant after having a partial molar pregnancy?

Can a woman become pregnant after having a partial molar pregnancy?

Yes, with caution: It's generally recomended that you wait a year after any kind of molar pregnancy to make sure there are no complications before trying to concieve. Because the early signs of a recurrant molar pregnancy can overlap with a normal one, and because it will cause you to have a positive pregnancy test, you should discuss matters with your dr before trying. ...Read more

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Can women with thyroid problems become pregnant without difficulty?

Can women with thyroid problems become pregnant without difficulty?

That depends: Her thyroid issues should be regulated. She is more likely to become pregnant around the time of ovulation. She is less likely to become pregnant the farther the intercourse is from time of ovulation. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead: To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may
cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Is it possible for post menopausal women to become pregnant on the hCG diet?

Is it possible for post menopausal women to become pregnant on the hCG diet?

Definitions of words: Menopause means one is not fertile. So, the answer is a resounding no. Of course not. ...Read more

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Can the new test of the pregnant woman's blood fine Down syndrome DNA from the fetus?

Can the new test of the pregnant woman's blood fine Down syndrome DNA from the fetus?

Fetal DNA analysis: Harmony by Ariosa Diagnostics 99.9% accurate from 10 wk 0d, trisomy 21, 13, 18, results in 7-10 d. "For expectant parents with a financial need, regardless of insurance status, Ariosa offers assistance to those who qualify based on a sliding fee schedule." 1-855-927-4672. For testing from 9w0d, Natera's Panorama also detects microdeletions, but may be twice as expensive. (650) 249-9090. ...Read more

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Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Ovulation: Yes, a woman needs to ovulate in order to become pregnant. Becoming pregnant on your period is unlikely, but can still be remotely possible. Unless you want to become pregnant, it's wise to use birth control for every sexual act. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a pregnant woman gets cancer, is the fetus's cells immune from getting cancer, too?

Possibly: The placenta may stop cancer cells in the mother's blood from going to the fetus. A fetus's developing immune system may also kill cancer cells that cross the placenta. However, there are cases of cancer spreading from a mother to the fetus. I recently treated a mother and child with metastatic melanoma. It was discovered during mom's pregnancy and her child got the disease too. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more