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Is Adoption Better Than Ovum Donor Baby
Adoption: This is a value judgement, of course, adoption is a wonderufl thing. A baby who is already born and needing parents finds loving parents to live with. While time consuming and at tmes expensive, adoption is not complicated. Having a ovum donor baby is complicated and usually expensive, and carries the inherent risk of failure (much greater than adoption). When it works, it's wonderful too! ...Read more
No: Successful insemination depends upon both male and female factors. Primary male factors, with insemination are :- 1)sperm densiity (number of sperm/ml) 2) %motility & 3) % of normal or abnormal forms. Thus use husbands semen if his parameters are normal, more so because he will then be the biological father. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yourself: You should carry yourself unless you cannot. Surrogacy is used when the woman cannot carry a baby as pregnancy itself is risky. We are protective of surrogates and while pregnancy is risky, it is alright for you to take the risk for your own baby. Surrogacy is also expensive with low prices of about $40k just for the surrogacy. Brief answer but hopefully you understand the point. Best wishes. ...Read more
If a women is to use donor eggs for IVF whose genes will the child have, the donor's genes or mother's ones?
No: Just way easier to obtain and much more abundant ...Read more
Conception: Most likely your hormones are not at the level. Required for implantation in the uterine wall. ...Read more
Are sperm from an older dad as good as frozen sperm from a donor if older mom is having trouble conceiving?
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?
Privacy: People have possession of their body parts even after they die. If they agree to give them up after they die then they can be used. ...Read more
Hi, 2 frozen embryos afyer ivf. Is frozen transfer better then fresh? Bmi is 29 does this go against me. Is there anything can do 2 better chances.
Not always 'better': For everyone. Most ivf cases do just as well with conventional insemination fo oocytes when saperm parameters are normal. Icsi can help in many other cases: poor motility, poor morphology, previous failed ivf, sometimes helpful for older women. ...Read more
Yes it is: Unless either partner an autosomal dominant genetic disease (where there is a 50% chance of passing it on to a child) which which might well lead to child having major permanent disability or early death, in which case adoption might be preferable. Ivf now has quite a high success rate, but even so is not always successful. ...Read more
Yes: Egg yolks are an easy and practical way to provide iron and other much-needed nutrients that may become depleted during this time of weaning from breast and formula. It imparts a fatty acid known as dha, which is vital to the growth and development of the brain.Although an egg yolk typically contains about 200 mg of cholesterol and 6 mg of fat, there is no harm on infant cholesterol levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too early: Not recommended until about 6 months, even then, should use small amount. Main nourishment for babies during the first year of life is breast milk or baby formula when breastfeeding is not feasible. Speak with your healthcare provider to determine what is best for your babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My genotype is AS and want to marry an AS.. But we will go for IVF after getting married, that is test-tube baby. Will our baby be safe from being SS?
No: Your child has 25 percent risk of being SS ...Read more
Not al All: Actually it is really not considered option and not all all like adoption. First the male partner (assuming male female partners) is a genetic father. Second, you still carry the pregnancy. Third you can breast feed and take care of the child from the first moment. Also legally you are always the birth mother and it is your decision whether to disclose your treatment to anyone. ...Read more
Are baby gender ultrasounds accurate? Is there any chance that an ultrasound showing my baby's gender is wrong? I'd hate to completely prepare for a b?
Depends on variables: I would never decorate my nursery based on a baby gender ultrasound. Those done around 20 weeks are likely to be accurate in the hands of a skilled technician, but the boy parts must decide to show themselves or they may be overlooked.I've heard of more moms being surprised by boys than girls. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Failed pregnancy. Baby stop growing @6wks. Which is better d&c or natural miscarriage... I don't want to have problem getting pregnant. In the future?
Depends: There are pros and cons to each option for terminating the pregnancy. A D&C is usually a better option if you just want things completed in a timely fashion, but there are surgical risks with this method. If by "natural miscarriage" you mean allowing your body to initiate the process, it is also an option. You may have more bleeding, it can take a month to complete and you still may need a d&c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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