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Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer Fertility
GIFT: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (gift) is a surgical procedure, typically performed via laparoscopy, where sperm and eggs are transferred into the end of the female's fallopian tube. The eggs fertilize in the tube and the resulting embryo migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Procedure of the pas: We only do these now if it is required by insurance. Gift is gamete (eggs and sperm) mixed in the fallopian tubes does not assure fertilization and identification of embryo division. Unlike zift, zygotes- fertilized eggs are transferred back to the tubes the day after retireval. ...Read more
ZIFT candidate: Embryos live best in the environment of the tubes which act as natural incubators. For women older than 42, ivf may not offer much advantage over the natural cycle. Some studies had shown that placing embryos (zift) or the sperm and eggs (gift) into the distal tubes could yield higher live birth rates than ivf. For most patients, however, ivf is more cost effective than zift or gift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zift: Not exactly sure. See: http://harvardmagazine.com/1997/11/f.science.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Donor gametes. Friends say what I do and feel will influence the fetus. What would be the mechanism for that>fertility doctor preferred?
Epigenetics: Epigenetics is the process of altering, or turning on and off certain genes based on the environment. The environment of the fetus is maternal physiology. Many theories now that maternal factors control much of this process. So the answer is yes, but how much and what aspects affect the preg. We feel the biggest effect is thru nutrition and it's effect on metabolic syndrome in the child/adult. ...Read more
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