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I just had a not viable pregnancy after IVF treatment. What can I do to get a better result , since i'll be using my frozen embryos.

I just had a not viable pregnancy after IVF treatment. What can I do to get a better result , since i'll be using my frozen embryos.

A matter of chance: Most non viable pregnancies are the result of an embryo that is genetically abnormal. The majority of embryos are abnormal and most of these will declare themselves by not growing or not implanting. This is particularly pronounced as you get older. Other than using an egg donor, your best bet is try again with frozen or with fresh embryos.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high.

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I am 39 and like to share my frozen embryos in return for ivf?

I am 39 and like to share my frozen embryos in return for ivf?

Probably not: You could always donate your embryos to another couple anonymously or it can even be a known situation. But, honestly, most couples needing donor embryos will choose younger embryos and it would not be in their best interest to pay for half your ivf to get 39+ year old embryos.

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What can cause the IVF embryo falling out in the first 3-5 dpt?

What can cause the IVF embryo falling out in the first 3-5 dpt?

Embryos don't quit: Fall out. The embryo will either attach or not attach. Embryos are microscopic and would never be seen "coming out or falling out". When an embryo attaches it is called implantation.

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We want a boy. Could embryos selected for IVF be grouped by sex?

We want a boy. Could embryos selected for IVF be grouped by sex?

PGS: Pgs allows genetic screening of each embryo, including the gender. Therefore, with pgs, you would know which of embryos are genetically normal and the sex of each embryo.Transferring normal embryos have improved the implantation and delivery rates.

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With embryos of grade 1 and grade 2 , if an IVF cycle fails , what could be the possible causes?

With embryos of grade 1 and grade 2 , if an IVF cycle fails , what could be the possible causes?

Complicated: First of all grade is only one part of embryo quality. The rate of growth and expansion of the embryo are most important. I transfer almost always a blastocyst embryo. Many grade 1 embryos early on do not look good later. Also pregnancy rates from grade 1 embryos are twice as high as grade 2 on average. Sthe uterus makes a big difference so proper evaluation is very important.

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When they usually start the IVF induction medication? On what day of the cycle? &when they transfere the embryos?

IVF questions: are always best answered by your own doctor. Gonadotropins usually begin by the 3rd day of the menstrual cycle, leuprolide can begin at that same time or up to 2 weeks earlier. GnRHa is given mid-stim based on Us and E2. Embryos are transferred 2nd, 3rd, 5th or 6th day.

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Had IVF 2 day transfer of 3 embryos: a 2 cell, a 4 cell, and a 1 cell. The 2 & 4 cell were the highest grade. What is my chance of success? I'm 41.

Had IVF 2 day transfer of 3 embryos: a 2 cell, a 4 cell, and a 1 cell.  The 2 & 4 cell were the highest grade.  What is my chance of success? I'm 41.

Ask your doc: Each clinic determines their own success rates. Pregnancy rates vary considerably from clinic to clinic. For example, we always transfer on day 3 and day 5, so i would have trouble giving you a comparable success rate. However, in general, embryos should be 4 cells on day 2 and the smaller embryos are likely of lower quality. The us national average for 41 yo = 12%. Best wishes.

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How are embryos eggs monitored in the IVF treatment?

In an embryology lab: The eggs go from the body directly into the IVF lab. Today, the lab is specially designed for air handling, lighting and temperature to support embryo growth. The embryos are cultured for 3-6 days before transfer into the uterus. Embryos receive a score for implantation potential. Sometimes checked for the number of chromosomes and even time-lapse photography. # transferred based on age&quality

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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.

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Am 10 days IVF post embryo tranfer is it ok to orgasm ?

Ask your doctor: Any disruption of the normal uterine environment may be dicey for your case. You obviously are going to great lengths to have this child, so don't do anything which might bring about the demise of your pregnancy.

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Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Should a couple sign something before they start ttc to handle the embryos from ivf?

Yes: Check with a legal advisor about "embryo" ownership rights if divorce occurs before implantation. The supreme court just ruled that an embryo implanted pregnancy that develops into a child is not entitled to survivors benefits from social security in the event of the prior death of one of the parents.

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Hi my 8 day of embryo transfer but i feel pain please tell this is my first IVF proccess?

Hi my 8 day of embryo transfer  but i feel pain please tell this is my first IVF proccess?

Call your IVF clinic: If you're doing an ivf treatment cycle you should talk to your clinic about any symptoms you're worried about, including pain or bleeding.

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How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

How to manage colds during IVF cycle? I have embryo transfer tomorrow and i coming down with a cold.

Cold and IVF: If you are having , mild flu like symptoms, there may not be any need to worry about transfer. However, if you are feverish or having severe symptoms, it may be better to freeze the embryos and plan a transfer when you aren't ill. I would talk to your doctor about their recommendations.

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Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Success rate of day 3 versus day 5 embryo transfer for IVF. Is one method more successful than the other?

Need more space: to give the full answer. Short answer: they're the same, it depends on the embryo number and embryo quality. Day 5 allows transfer of fewer embryos (less risk of multiples) while keeping rates at the sam level. Could write a book about this, please consult with your MD or could do an online consult full details. Your doc is always first choice! Good wishes.

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I had 15 embryos made it to day3 biopsy in ivf-PGD Process, 7are 8cells&6are 7cells&2are4cells Could they all make it to day 5?

I had 15 embryos made it to day3 biopsy in ivf-PGD Process, 7are 8cells&6are 7cells&2are4cells
Could they all make it to day 5?

Embryos: Maybe...maybe not. Infertility treatment is loaded emotionally. It helps to focus on taking care of yourself, eating well, staying physically active, using your community support system, family help....

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For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs? Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs?
Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?

Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing.

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3 MCs 6-8weeks. 1st attempt at IVF. Have 2 healthy embryos. How important would you say ERA & assisted hatching is in my case. 33 yrs old ?

After 3 MCs, yes: Many details go into that decision, but those should be considered. Your fertility doctor would be in the best position to answer that in your situation.

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I am 41 and just had my embryo transfer on sunday 12/05/13. This is my first IVF cycle. I had 4 embryos transferred on day 3. What are my chances?

I am 41 and just had my embryo transfer on sunday 12/05/13. This is my first IVF cycle. I had 4 embryos transferred on day 3. What are my chances?

Reasonable: The number one predictor of success with ivf is age. The u.S national average is 20% pregnancy & 12% creating a live born baby. The 8% difference is mostly due to miscarriages. You specific odds of achieving pregnancy and ultimately a live born baby depends on many factors, including your fsh level, the cause of infertility, the skill and experience of your physician, skill of embryologist.

Embryo (Definition)

An embryo is a developing human being from between 1- ...Read more