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In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

In vitro fertilization= test tube or turkey baster baby?

IVF/IUI: (grin) if i understand the question, ivf is a 'test-tube baby' rather than a 'turkey-baster' baby. 'turkey-baster' describes (more or less) intrauterine insemination/iui. Happy thanskgiving! ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Is in vitro fertilization safe?

Yes: People who have been properly counseled, and enter IVF voluntarily have few complications short or long-term. The procedure is successful, risks are limited, and significant complications are uncommon, if not rare. ...Read more

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What is in vitro fertilization?

What is in vitro fertilization?

Outside the Body: In Vitro means outside the body. So, IVF means fertilization outside the body. We remove the eggs from a woman's ovaries and collect a semen sample from the man for sperm. In the embryology laboratory, the sperm and eggs are combined to allow fertilization into embryos. We culture embryos for 3-5 days and then place them into the woman uterus and hope for implantation and a baby. ...Read more

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Is in vitro fertilization an alternative to adoption?

Sometimes: Ivf is an alternative to adoption in some cases where a woman is a "good candidate" for ivf. In other words, if a 47 year old woman wants to adopt, she has a much higher chance of "having a child" through adoption vs. Ivf, as she would be considered a poor candidate for ivf success due to her advanced age. I hope this makes sense... ...Read more

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What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

What hormones are used during IVF (in-vitro fertilization)?

IVF: An unusual question at your age. Surely if you are seeing an obstetrician for IVF, that doctor would be explaining that to you? If you are asking on behalf of someone else, she too must discuss this with her obstetrician. There should be little, if anything, to be concerned about. ...Read more

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How does in vitro fertilization work?

Simple: Sometimes ivf sounds complicated but it is very simple. We want to see as many of your eggs as possible in a safe way to use the best ones for you. Injections allow us to get several eggs. The we make sure the sperm gets inside the eggs and that is done in the lab. And then we grew the embryo (early pregnancy) usually for 5 days and then easily place it back inside your body. ...Read more

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Why fertilization only takes place in fallopian tube?

Why fertilization only takes place in fallopian tube?

Other places too: Normal pregnancies start with conception in fallopian tube. Then the embryo develops over a few days to mature enough to stick to the endometrium in the uterine cavity. If mature enough then it will attach and grow. If fertilization occured in the uterine cavity, then the embryo would fall out of the uterus. Ivf allows for outside fertilization. Fertilization outside tube yields ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are pgd and ivf(in vitro fertilization) the same thing?

No but related : Ivf refers to the procedures we use the remove the eggs from your body, fertilize them in a laboratory and transfer them back into the uterus. Pgd refers to testing those embryos for genetic abnormalities before we return them back to your womb. Most ivf is done without pgd but pgd cannot be done without ivf. ...Read more

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Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Sometimes yes!: It depends on the patient and the reason the tube(s) is (are) blocked. Tubal cannulation under fluoroscopy and by hysteroscopy have both been studied extensively since the early 1990s (it was actually first done with a whale bone in the 1890s!) the most important consideration is whether the woman is a appropriate candidate for the procedure. ...Read more

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Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Can using PESA method retrieve enough sperms to fertilize egg using ivf without going through ICSI?

Need ICSI: PESA does not produce sufficient number of sperm for an intrauterine insemination - ICSI is required. http://www.advancedfertility.com/testicsperm.htm ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift) is a surgical, laparoscopic, procedure where a zygote is placed in the female's fallopian tube. The zygote continues to grow and migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Ivf day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Ivf  day 4 embryo transfer success rate?

Huge NumberVariables: including: age, person receiving, donors, those helping & their methods, food, emotional issues & the list goes on & on. All meaningful medical rates are after the fact data; not reliable future predictions. Why? The issues are far too complex & beyond everyone's reasonable understanding. Suggest studying: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for important issues not commonly covered. ...Read more

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How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ...: First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen. ...Read more

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Can sperm ovulate dead ovum ?

Can sperm ovulate dead ovum ?

Here are some...: Seemingly this Q was answered. But do you mean sperm fertilize dead ovum? If so, the dead material would not biologically fuse to let fertilization take place; then there is no game. More? Ask your ob-gyn doctor timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Tubal ligation reversal success?

Tubal ligation reversal success?

40% to 85%.: But it depends on several factors: the best candidates for tubal reversal are women younger than age 40 who had sterilization surgery immediately following childbirth. Have you considered adopting? Probably cheaper, and the success rate is 100%! and you would be doing a good thing. A very good thing. ...Read more

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When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

When is IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf. ...Read more

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