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Why was my mom required to have ivf? Was she too old?

Why was my mom required to have ivf? Was she too old?

Too old?: How old was she? What else do you know about any fertility problems she might've had? ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby ?

Complications: Ivf is associated to multiple gestation such as twins and triplets. More than one passenger in the womb increases the chance of preterm labor. ...Read more

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How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

Very effective: In general ivf is the most effective fertility treatment. It is very safe almost without any risks. Pregnancy rates are mostly related to age and an be very high in many but not all women. ...Read more

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Starting a round of ivf. 41 yrs old. Any advice for success? Supplements? Tricks? :) thanks for your help!

Starting a round of ivf. 41 yrs old. Any advice for success? Supplements? Tricks? :) thanks for your help!

Improving fertility: Reduce stress. Optimize sleep. Avoid any processed foods, dairy, sugary products. 1 month before ivf, one can take dhea 75 mg x 1 month before ivf to improve egg count and quality. Take vitamin B12 sublingual 1000 mcq per day. Take vitamin b6 50 mg per day. Folic acid (methyltetrahydrofolate form) 800 mcq per day. Zinc 50 mg per day. Krill oil 2 per day. ...Read more

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What are odds of conception if IVF tried again in 42 year old woman who had only 1 egg with prior stimulation?

What are odds of conception if IVF tried again in 42 year old woman who had only 1 egg with prior stimulation?

Not good.: The likelihood of a take-home baby in the scenario you describe is pretty small - i would guesstimate <5%. Consider donor eggs at this age, if that is an option for you. ...Read more

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Is 45 female great health and 46 male great health too old to conceive a child we want to is it better to do IVF and have multiples inplanted?

Is 45 female great health and 46 male great health too old to conceive a child we want to is it better to do IVF and have multiples inplanted?

Low chances: Pregnancy rates in women over 45 years of age are low. (the male age is less of an issue). Ivf will not give you a great chance of conceiving either. Only 9.1% of women over the age of 42 conceived with ivf in 2011 in the United States. I would recommend evaluation with a reproductive endocrinologist immediately to review your options and see if you are a candidate for therapy. ...Read more

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Trying for child #2. 1st one conceived naturally after trying 4 yrs. Two yrs in this time, 3unsuccessful IUIs. 36yrs old/healthy. Can't afford IVF. ?

Trying for child #2. 1st one conceived naturally after trying 4 yrs. Two yrs in this time, 3unsuccessful IUIs.  36yrs old/healthy.  Can't afford IVF. ?

Be patient: Just because it took you longer to conceive the natural way first time, doesn't necessary mean it needs to take that long the second time. There are no set rules. There are check lists for trying to conceive in the blog for which a link has been provided for your review. Good luck:) ...Read more

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