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Invitro fertilization. What do the terms mean?

Invitro fertilization. What do the terms mean?

IVF: In vitro means literally 'in glass', that is, fertilization occurs in the lab. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

= pregnancy resulting ...Read more


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Is invitro fertilization covered by the us army?

Is invitro fertilization covered by the us army?

Might: I am a civilian rei provider for tricare, and this insurance does not cover ivf in the private sector. There is a benefit for care through the military in cities that have military ivf centers. ...Read more

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Is invitro fertilization safe for a healthy 41 year old woman?

Yes: Ivf is now a commonplace procedure that is generally very safe. Very few women have any problems with ivf medically. But that is something to speak to a fertility specialist directly about. ...Read more

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What are the success rates of invitro fertilization for a 42 year old exsmoker (7 pack year history, stopped 12 yr ago)?

What are the success rates of invitro fertilization for a 42 year old exsmoker (7 pack year history, stopped 12 yr ago)?

Roughly 15-25%: Your age is important; smoking in the past can also reduce your ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality). The best tests of ovarian reserve are a Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test, amh or antimullerian hormone blood test, and an ultrasound of your ovaries looking at size (volume) and antral follicle counts. None of these tests are perfect, but can give us a fair idea about your individual chances of success. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Sure!: Some insurance plans will cover for one cycle of fresh and one cycle of frozen embryos. Check in your area for plans covering some ivf services. ...Read more

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What are the tests for IVF pregnancy?

Do you mean...: ...Tests preparing for ivf, or once you are pregnant? Minimal preliminary tests include blood, evaluation of uterus and ovaries, uterine cavity, and usually a mock transfer - in specific cases more testing may be done. After conception earlier monitoring with blood and ultrasound is common to determine fetal number and confirm location. ...Read more

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Ivf pregnancy what to do and what not to do?

Ivf pregnancy what to do and what not to do?

Alot like natural: With a singleton ivf pregnancy the do's/dont's are pretty much the same as with a natural pregnancy; if you are on Progesterone supplementation you must of course continue that. Beyond that, make sure you are following your doctor's instructions, call their office whenever you are not sure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for IVF pregnancy?

See below: Not sure what you are asking. In order to get pregnanct by ivf you usually take a series of daily injections to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. When the eggs are mature they are removed and placed in a dish with the sperm. 3-5 days later they are put back into the uterus. The pregnancy rate depends most on the woman's age. Pregnancy after is treated like a regular pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that can accompany IVF pregnancy?

Mostly like natural: I'm not certain i understand what you're asking, but pregnancy symptoms are related to the pregnancy not how you got that way. In other words, if you account for possible multiples, and for the fact that ovaries are stimulated in ivf, the symptoms are the same as in a natural pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had tv u/s after IVF pregnancy at 6 w 5 days (h/r 110), 7 w 4 days (h/r 130) and 8 w 4 days (h/r 140). The h/r seem slow. Is this a concern?

Normal: While it is understandable to be worried after all you have been through to get pregnant, you are overthinking this one. Try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy and congrats! ...Read more

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Is extreme thirst normal through IVF pregnancy?

Is extreme thirst normal through IVF pregnancy?

No: There is no reason to have extreme thirst. Are you eating high salt diet and that would trigger thirst. If you are pregnant and very thirst then a simple lab test and urine may be warranted. Also you may need your blood sugar tested. Suggest contact your OB. ...Read more

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How can you survive more than one IVF pregnancy loss?

Not easy; seek help: Psychological support from friends and family. Counselors are available & your fertility clinic can give recommendations. Some connect with others with infertility or pregnancy loss in online communities. Medically - talk to your md about possible causes for miscarriage and testing options, we usually offer miscarriage testing with 2 losses. Some causes can be treated to prevent loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 24 yrs old with an IVF pregnancy. My blood work came back with a high chance of down symdrome. I heard that might be due to IVF itself?

No it is not: 1. There is no evidence that ivf increases the chance for a down syndrome baby 2. Blood work is not diagnostic. You need a sure test like amniocentesis for baby chromosomes. ...Read more

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Is Primolut depot safe in early IVF pregnancy to stop brown bleeding. Seems controversial. ?

Is Primolut depot safe in early IVF pregnancy to stop brown bleeding. Seems controversial. ?

Unusual choice: It would be an odd choice of treatment, at least in the us. Although it's actions are very similar to native progesterone, i agree i would consider its use controversial. Discuss your concern again with your doctor, for sure. ...Read more

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Im 28 with an IVF pregnancy. My blood work came back with a high chance of down syndrome. Someone said it might be from the ivf?

Not from ivf: Down syndrome is a chromosome defect (trisomy or translocation). It is usually sporatic without cause. It can be familial or related to maternal age. The ivf process does not cause this defect, but the ovum and sperm used may already have the defect. Direct evaluation of fetal cell dna will be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 5 wks with ivf pregnancy. I have endometriosis. I'm so bloated i look like i'm 9 months pregnant. Pain & Very uncomfortable. Why? How to fix it?

Call your REI/MFM: If your REI doctors or your MFM doctors are not available, it would be wise and prudent to visit an ED where a gynecologist is available to evaluate you ASAP. ...Read more

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4.6 progestrone at 4wk 33 progestrone at 5.5wk? Poi given IVF pregnancy should I still be worried about m/c based on orginal blood? Hgc numbers high

4.6 progestrone at 4wk 33 progestrone at  5.5wk? Poi given IVF pregnancy should I still be worried about m/c based on orginal blood? Hgc numbers high

Still worrisome: A Progesterone this low can be a problem, but your levels have improved significantly. Unfortunately, you will just have to see how it plays out. ...Read more