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I thought having twins would be good and wanted ivf. But doctor said no. Why?

I thought having twins would be good and wanted ivf. But doctor said no. Why?

Increased risks: Multiple births increase risks for both mother and child because the uterus is designed really for only one baby. The more babies crowded in there, the more problems so that is why your doctor discouraged you from tampering with mother nature. She sometimes knows best. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ivf (Definition)

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


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If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend single embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend  single  embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

It's all about twins: Twins are a little bit trickier pregnancy. Twinning with 2 embryos is as high as 20-30%. In the US the ASRM allows 1 or 2 embryos in a 29 year old woman, but recommends only one. Personally I believe this is patient's choice and do NOT recommend 1 vs. 2, but that's me. Your info says you are 29 and in the UK? I do not know the UK standard of care but the science is the same. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My husband's been married before & has had a vesectomy. We're looking at the best options for a baby. He's older & we thought IVF twins? Suggestions?

My husband's been married before & has had a vesectomy. We're looking at the best options for a baby. He's older & we thought IVF twins? Suggestions?

IVF: By far ivf is the best option. Surgically reversing the vasectomy may not work and so surgically removing sperm to use with ivf is by far your best option. As far a twins, a single pregnancy is also preferable to multiple pregnancy for many reasons. Ivf can but does not need to increase the risk of twins. ...Read more

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After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm Are these good results?

After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm  Are these good results?

Discuss with your ob: As s/he will have the most information about your pregnancy and your health. The data you report is absolutely consistent with norms in twin pregnancies. But why accept an imperfect answer when you could get a more informed answer. Ring your ob & be well! ...Read more

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Do you have a checklist you give your IVF patients? My doctor just answered my do and don't questions as i thought to ask them. :(

Do you have a checklist you give your IVF patients? My doctor just answered my do and don't questions as i thought to ask them. :(

depends on clinic: In our center we give both written and oral instructions to our patients after the embryo transfer. Each clinic has different protocols for this. ...Read more

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Is it better to transfer two good quality embryo in ivf if you want to conceive twins,or will it decrease the chances of conception?

Is it better to transfer two good quality embryo in ivf if you want to conceive twins,or will it  decrease the chances of conception?

Increases chances: Transfer of two will increase (not decrease) your chances of pregnancy. If both survive, you will have twins. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I now know synthetic progestin is not good for early pregnancy. Will the one injection new doc gave me hurt fetus? I am 7wk+ 5 with IVF twins.

Unnlikely: No one can make any guarantees, but honestly i'm willing to say it's highly unlikely. The progestin is not at all a certain danger, it's just a risk you proabably ought not take. ...Read more

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Why did first round of IVF fail? Doctor says egg quality looks good.

Why did first round of IVF fail? Doctor says egg quality looks good.

(GOK) God only knows: I am sure your fertility doctor will be able to give more intelligent answer. Have faith and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to naturally have twins after a failed pgd ivf?

It could be possible: There can be many explanations for a failed ivf cycle, and in most cases, the exact cause can not be determined. It is not uncommon for us to see women who have conceived naturally after having failed ivf in the past. But often it takes a significant amount of time to have this pregnancy. Ivf does not guarantee pregnancy, and failure does not mean that you can't conceive naturally. ...Read more

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If my partner and i decided to have IVF can we choose to try and have twins?

If my partner and i decided to have IVF can we choose to try and have twins?

Discuss with Ur OBDr: IVF should only be considered if U have problems conceiving naturally. IUI should be considered before IVF for both hetero or same sex couples. Most fertility Drs perfporming IVF advise implanting 2 IVF embryos to increase chances of having baby & nowadays probably more twins born after IVF than by natural conception. However, as other Drs point out, there is somewhat increased risk having twins ...Read more

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Can i get IVF to better my chances of having twins? I really want twins in the future. Just wondering..

Unethical : You will be hard pressed to find any infertility doctor whose goal is twins or more as this places all the fetuses at a higher risk for a whole host of complications. Realize too, that insurance won't cover infertility treatments without a documented medical reason, and these types of treatments are exceptionally expensive. ...Read more

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Ivf beta day hCG 950 what is the chance of twins?

Ivf beta day hCG 950 what is the chance of twins?

High liklihood: Certainly the assay for HCG may be off, but generally when the 1st beta HCG is greater than 100- the likelihood of more than one implantation is significantly higher! ...Read more

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How common are IVF pregnancies that result in twins?

Very: Ivf pregnancies, whereupon ovulation induction agents are used, markedly increases the occurance of multiple gestations. Embryos are screened before implantation to reduce this concern, but it still occurs with greater frequency than spontaneous pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is there a limit to the size a women can be to conceive twins by ivf?

Is there a limit to the size a women can be to conceive twins by ivf?

No specific limit: The aim is to conceive in a single baby which is a better outcome than twins. Most physicians feel that petite women do better with singleton than twins although this true for all women. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to have twins instead of using fertility medication , IVF etc. ?

Sorry, no: The fertilized egg must either completely separate during cell division ("identical") or the ovary must happen to release multiple oocytes which get fertilized in same time proximity ("fraternal"). Neither of these phenomena are able to be externally encouraged via natural methods. ...Read more

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Can anyone use IVF and ask for twins? My partner has depression and is on medication. We both have been trying for 6 months with no luck.

Can anyone use IVF and ask for twins? My partner has depression and is on medication. We both have been trying for 6 months with no luck.

Depends: Many times congenital. However, if it is a new finding, have evaluated. Cancers can cause a nipple to invert. It's unlikely but, mammogram and ultrasound is place to start. ...Read more

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Can you have IVF and twins if you get abdominal liposuction?

Yes: If you have had previous abdominal liposuction, there is no problem with having ivf done. These procedures would not interfere whatsoever. ...Read more

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Are more twins born now because of ivf?

Are more twins born now because of ivf?

Yes but: There is more ivf going on now because it is more accepted and the rates of infertility are increasing (that's another post). But also to blame are some societal reasons like increasing maternal age at birth- older mothers are more prone to twinning. Also because of improved neonatal care, twins are more likely to survive and reach reproductive age and that increases odds of more twins. ...Read more

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Do twins or sextuplets happen naturally? Without IVF?

Yes: 1 out of 30 births is a twin birth. The incidence of multiple births above that is significantly less. IVF increases the chance of multiple births by 20-40%. ...Read more