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Difference Between Ivf And Test Tube Baby
No: 'test tube baby' is a much older non-medical term that used to be used when talking about ivf pregnancies. They are the same thing. ...Read more
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
Doctors, what is the difference between icsi(intracytoplasmic sperm injection) & test tube baby method?
ICSI and IVF: "Test tube baby" is a poor naming of a GROUP of procedures in which conception (that is--the joining of sperm and egg) is done outside of the body...as in a petri dish in a lab. These are known as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. One kind of IVF is ICSI: a scientist injects a single sperm into a single egg. This is done for couples whose sperm cannot fertilize the eggs on their own. ...Read more
Gestational age: Miscarriage is the term used when pregnancies fail prior to 20 weeks. A stillbirth is a child that is born and expired after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The term intrauterine fetal demise refers to both regardless of gestational age if the baby is not living while in the uterus. ...Read more
Definition: IVF is "in vitro fertilization" which could include ICSI - "intracytoplasmic sperm injection". IVF involves fertilizing an egg in a petri dish usually by putting a quantity, usually many millions, of viable sperm in the dish with an egg. IVF by ICSI involves using a single sperm that is injected into the egg to accomplish the fertilization. ICSI is used when there are very few sperm available. ...Read more
Both accurate: Hsg usually first because less expensive and not invasive like surgery. Laparoscopy is no longer a common "test" for infertility because we have good imaging with ultrasound and x-ray without risk and expense of surgery. Then ivf is so successful that we move to using it faster as it provides better outcome and sooner. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between hCG level and bata level for a 3 day IVF transfer?
My numbers are 1508 hCG and my bata #is 24.19
Hormone: The pregnancy test commonly referred to as HCG is actually a measure of the beta subunit of the HCG molecule, so you may hear it referred to as beta hcg, hcg, or beta and they are the same test. I think you may be mistaken on the second test-- the result seems more consistent with a Progesterone level. ...Read more
I am pregnant with 2 sacs... one is measuring 9.20 and the other is measuring 3.45. Will the second sac catch up to baby a?
Outcome: Number of pregnancies is always higher than number of births due to miscarriages. ...Read more
Same thing: Cranioschisis is simply a type of neural tube defect. Cranioschisis refers to when the cranial end of the neural tube does not close and the skull and brain do not form properly as a result. There are other types of neural tube defects which affect the development of the spinal cord instead of the brain. Spina bifida is an example. ...Read more
If sperm from one women is transfer to the other women vagina through transvignal probe 3 day befor ovulation then what are chances of pregrancy?
IVF test is positive for pregnancy after one PGS tested embryo transfer, what are the odds of the pregnancy going to term with a gestational carrier?
IVF: Congratulations on getting pregnant. Now the journey begins. It is important to find an Obgyn once you are released from the fertility specialist usually in the late first trimester. IVF pregnancies are at greater risk for preterm labor as you mentioned but also many other things. Prenatal care is important to help care for you and your baby ...Read more
Am 16weeks pregnant and i tested coombs Indirect positive. Can it affect the baby or makes the baby abnormal?
It refers to blood : You have red blood in you as does your husband. On the outside of the cells there are sugar molecules- either A or B or neither. Each of you will contribute the genes so the infant will get one from you and one from him and have either type A or type B or type AB or type O (neither). There is another Rh system. The Coombs refers to antibodies that you have against blood cells. Disc with your OB ...Read more
Sounds reasonable: Ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks for the baby, but what is the estimated fetal weight? It depends how large the baby is in relation to u, it is a good sign if if the head is down in the vagina if it is your 1st baby, a bad sign if it is not and make sure the midwife has good doctor backup as you may end up with a c-section, as the song goes if it does not fit do not force it. ...Read more
Babies are different: The edd by ultrasound has a range of error of 5 days to 3 weeks depending on the week of the pregnancy. Earlier in pregnancy, he f irst trimester, hultrasound edd should be within 5-7 days as there are only small differences. In the size of fetuses regardless of the parents genetics. At 20 weeks the variation is 10-12 days and at he end of pregnancy plus or minus 3 weeks as babies have a wide rthe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am 16weeks pregnant and this is my second pregnancy. i tested coombs Indirect positive. Can it affect the baby or makes the baby abnormal?
Which antibody?: It sounds like you are referring to an antibody screening test which is done on all pregnant women. Some antibodies are significant during pregnancy, some only matter if you are receiving blood during a transfusion and others do not matter at all. Ask your doctor to go over your specific test result and explain the clinical significance ...Read more
What's the difference between a baby born at 36 weeks and one full term ? Will the baby act any different ?
Short/long term: Babies nervous system development is mapped out from the point of conception rather than the time of birth. Developmental expectations like sitting/standing/walking etc. Are adjusted for these kids by a month. Other functions like gut maturity, kidney function and the like mature based on time of birth. So some issues are different some the same.By 2, most kids will act the same. ...Read more
Important to know: Rh factor refers to important protein that may/ may not be on the surface of your blood cells.Each of the four blood types can be a+ or a-, b+ or b-, etc, with the +/- referring to that factor.Developing babies get rh from both mom and dad.A problem arises when mom is - and baby is + as the mother can develop antibodies which can cause a serious bleeding problem in the baby.Can be addressed though. ...Read more
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