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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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer