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

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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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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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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Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Will art or IVF (in vitro fertilization) cause any birth defects in the baby?

Not likely.: See recent impactful publcation in the new england journal of medicine [n engl j med. 2012 may 10;366 (19):1803-13. Epub 2012 may 5]. The increased risk of birth defects associated with ivf was no longer significant after adjustment for parental factors. The risk of birth defects associated with icsi remained increased after multivariate adjustment. ...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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What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?

Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Is there any insurance that covers invitro fertilization ivf?

Sure!: Some insurance plans will cover for one cycle of fresh and one cycle of frozen embryos. Check in your area for plans covering some ivf services. ...Read more

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Is 16 eggs fertilized out of 27 in IVF process a good fertilization rate?

Is 16 eggs fertilized out of 27 in IVF process a good fertilization rate?

Its ok: I would focus on the encouraging sign that you had 16 fertilized eggs. Hopefully they will continue to develop ...Read more

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Had failed IVF cycle today, as Dr. Says only 02 eggs were retrieved from 9 follicles grown & those two failed to fertilize with ICSI. Is it possible?

Had failed IVF cycle today, as Dr. Says only 02 eggs were retrieved from 9 follicles grown & those two failed to fertilize with ICSI. Is it possible?

Yes: Normal women have a cycle every month but only a few pregnancies in her life. The careful success of a pregnancy requires a host of issues to successfully line up. Probably 60% of impregantions are still not successful and even in the face of many sperm many eggs are never impregnanted. Much is still a mystery. ...Read more

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Hello, I had ivf, only 1 egg fertilize out of 2. I got a call today saying its A grade embryo on day 3. what are the chances of surviving till day 5?

Hello, I had ivf, only 1 egg fertilize out of 2. I got a call today saying its A grade embryo on day 3. what are the chances of surviving till day 5?

Consider d3 transfer: Impossible to say with certainty, though top quality d3 embryos are optimistic for making d5. My question is: if you have 1 embryo, why wait for d5 and not transfer on d3? If you were planning to do PGS (at age 28?) you'd need to wait, but I see few other reasons (avoid OHSS?) not to just transfer on d3. Elective frozen transfers are also becoming very popular but risky for 1 embryo. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?

My hubs was diagnosed with globozoospermia. We did ivf with icsi with ooygote activation/calcium ionophore. Fertilization failed. Will it happen again?

Fertility evaluation: Male factor infertility must be dealt with on a case by case basis. If some normal sperm can be identified then pregnancy should be possible. In some cases donor sperm may be suggested. Discuss with your specialist the options to help what is best for you. ...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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I was in the process of IVF and after egg retrieval my eggs did not fertilize. When should my period start? I was not on progesterone.

I was in the process of IVF and after egg retrieval my eggs did not fertilize. When should my period start? I was not on progesterone.

Sooner: Usually the menstrual cycle may start sooner after an egg retrieval without Progesterone support. If you don't start then do a pregnancy test. Especially if you had intercourse prior to the egg retrieval. ...Read more

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My AMH level at blood test is 2.99 pg/ml. But doc. Says I hv poor quality eggs after failed IVF fertilization. Is there any test to determine egg qual?

Second Opinion: DO another cycle of IVF with another doctor. If still there is no fertilization, then that is possible that your egg quality is not the best. Maybe go to Australia, London or Germany and USA to see what happens here. ...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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What are the disadvantages of in vitro fertilization?

IVF: Is very safe and can be highly successful; it is usually expensive and can be stressful to go through. ...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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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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How much does in vitro fertilization cost?

It depends: IVF costs can vary from one center to another. A basic IVF cycle can range from from $7, 000 to $15, 000. There may be additional costs for additional procedures (assisted hatching, ICSI, cryopreservation, etc.). Medications and basic infertility testing are also not usually included in the basic IVF quoted price. Of course, a few are fortunate to have insurance coverage for IVF. ...Read more

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Cost of in vitro fertilization in singapore?

Check with clinic: From looking at some blog posts on google the cost is around $12, 000 usd in 2010-2011. Try contacting a clinic there for more accurate up-to-date info. ...Read more

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What happens when in vitro fertilization is done?

What happens when in vitro fertilization is done?

Several steps: The woman is given injectable fertility drugs to produce several eggs. The eggs are removed from her ovaries through her vagina while under anesthesia. The eggs are fertilized with sperm and embryos are grown in our lab. An average of two advanced embryos (called blastocysts) are placed in her uterus and two weeks later we do a sensitive pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...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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Are kids made through in vitro fertilization more spoiled?

Are kids made through in vitro fertilization more spoiled?

No: Kids born via ivf are no different than kids born via natural methods of conception. ...Read more

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In vitro fertilization? Will the catholics ever approve it?

In vitro fertilization? Will the catholics ever approve it?

Probably: I'm certainly not the religious expert, but, as long as one doesn't discard any embryos, I don't a conflict. ...Read more

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How does in vitro fertilization works & how much does it cost?

IVF summary: Essentially a woman takes fertility drugs to make muliple egg form, the eggs are removed and fertilized in a petri dish with sperm (partner's or donor) the embryos created are put back in with an embryo transfer 2-5 days later. Ivf usually costs around $10, 000. For details on the procedure and costs refer to my website www. Rockymountainfertility. Com. ...Read more

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What is do it yourself in vitro fertilization and does it work?

Impossible: That would be impossible. In Vitro Fertilization means "In Glass Fertilization" essentially making a baby in a petridish (which used to be glass).

How you could remove the eggs from your body and then separate the sperm to fertilize the eggs would be impossible in a DIY method.

You may be asking about DIY Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) ...Read more

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