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Am ttc for 7 years.2 failed ivf.Have pcos.Working on weight loss.Getting there.Will that improve my chances by much?How many times to do ivf?

Am ttc for 7 years.2 failed ivf.Have pcos.Working on weight loss.Getting there.Will that improve my chances by much?How many times to do ivf?

Improved : Obesity and ivf success rates have a negative correlation. As body weight/bmi increases, ivf success rates decrease. It is not all-or-none. Successful ivf can still occur in obese women, just at a lower chance compared to women of normal weight. In addition, the greater the obesity, the greater the negative effect on ivf success rates. Thus, any weight loss in obese women may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why did first round of IVF fail? Doctor says egg quality looks good.

Why did first round of IVF fail? Doctor says egg quality looks good.

(GOK) God only knows: I am sure your fertility doctor will be able to give more intelligent answer. Have faith and best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the biggest issue affecting IVF success for patients with endometriosis? Egg quality? Implantation?

Inflammation: Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease. Ivf avoids the problems with fertilization and egg transport, but there absolutely still could possibly still be issues with egg quality and with implantation. ...Read more

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How to improve egg quality to increase success rate of ivf? Thank you

How to improve egg quality to increase success rate of ivf? Thank you

It's difficult: Improving egg quality is very difficult since it is inherent to the ovary itself. Some thoughts are that acupuncture may help and also coq10; great improvement of poor quality unfortunately relies upon usage of donor eggs. ...Read more

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After 19 unsuccesful IVF cycles is there any new breakthroughs coming out of the usa or elsewhere. Poor egg quality has been our issue. 34 yo wife.

After 19 unsuccesful IVF cycles is there any new breakthroughs coming out of the usa or elsewhere. Poor egg quality has been our issue. 34 yo wife.

Egg donation is best: There is limited evidence that coenzyme q10 supplements may improve energy metabolism in eggs. As long as your sperm is adequate and your wife does not have major tubal issues, there is still a chance of natural pregnancy, even after failed ivf, and even if she has high fsh levels. After 19 failed ivf cycles (19 attempts or 19 retrievals?) egg donation is the best next step: our preg. Rate is 88%. ...Read more

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I am 11 stone 12 pounds should I lose weight for IVF I have just had a failed ivf?

Check BMI: Go online to find a free bmi calculator (which uses both your height and weight). If your bmi is over 30, consider dropping it down to below that to optimize your outcome. If your bmi is 35 or above, that can prognosticate a lower success with ivf as well. ...Read more

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Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

Will taking wheatgrass pill during stim in IVF cause any problem? Also what else can improve egg quality?

There is: no data concerning the effect of "wheatgrass" pills upon fertility or "egg quality" as you put it. IN FACT there isw no evidence that ANY nutritional supplement or for that matter Prescription drug has an effect upon egg "quality" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What foods or herbs can I take to help eliminate or lessen a chocolate cyst?)i want to do ivf. What about egg quality in IVF bec of this cyst?

What foods or herbs can I take to help eliminate or lessen a  chocolate cyst?)i want to do ivf. What about egg quality in IVF bec of this cyst?

Unfortunately none: The only way to rid yourself of an endometrioma is thru surgery. There are no herbs that would help. The endometrioma should not effect egg quality. ...Read more

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I will go through IVF antagonist protocol with bcp, ok to take maca for improve egg quality?

I will go through IVF antagonist protocol with bcp,   ok to take maca for improve egg quality?

Ask your doctor: You already know ivf is a very big deal: you should ask your ivf doc these questions and not get answers from the internet or your friends. If you were my patient i would tell you "no, ' maca doesn't do anything at all for "egg quality, " why take it? Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Depends: With few eggs or low quality eggs pgd may give you the answer but unless good quality genetically normal embryos are available the result may not help this can be complicated and requires very individual counseling. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
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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