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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Embryo (Definition)

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