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Monitoring During Ivf
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Freeze all?: A very high e2 is a risk factor for ohss. You could freeze all embryos to prevent getting pregnant. The HCG of pregnancy is a huge risk factor for ohss. If you used an antihistamine suppression then you could use lipton to trigger retrieval. Talk with your doc who will review these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Need to know how to interpret labs when someone is on hormones. It's a test tube issue (lab altercation) not a human thyroid change. ...Read more
What's your advice to eat after IVF to garantee better result and do you recommend a normal lifestyle or is it better to relax during this period?
Normal Balanced Life: Just be normal; eat healthy, take breaks at work and rest, take it easy at home and try to have a stress free life. Usually just a day or two rest after the embryo transfer is more than enough. At our center we do not recommend sex or lifting above 20 lbs until after the pregnancy test is performed (there is no medical evidence that this improves pregnancy rates but we recommend anyway). ...Read more
During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?
Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more
I would ask yr doc: Ivf can be stressful and there is an inclination to get obsessed with details. I'm not saying that's you and it is important to be informed. It sounds like you need reassurance of your level but there can be some fluctuations and i'm not sure there is a best level. It is likely a range and one reason to check it is so that it isnt too high, pointing to ovarian hyper stimulation. Good luck. ...Read more
I am thinking about starting IVF treatment , but suffer with bad migraines , have you any tips to avoid migraines happening during this treatment ?
I am looking to start on a course for dhea after a failed ivf. Anything I should avoid during this period and how bad are the side effects?
Not much info: This is a controversal medication to use for fertility since its not available made by a commerical pharmaceutical company, you find it in health food stores or compounded. There are no good studies that show an improvement in pregnancy rates, and many mds around the country do not use it. ...Read more
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