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Amy Klein welcomes you to her new blog In Vitro, where she talks about medicine, health and people in general, in addition to what’s going on in the news of IVF around the world.

How to Interpret IVF Success Rates

IVF Success Rates

Dr. Timothy Hickman with Houston IVF has a few pointers on how to analyze IVF success rates from the CDC and SART.

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Define IVF Success

Eric Surrey M.D., a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine defines a successful IVF cycle as having a healthy child. Twin pregnancies are not an ideal IVF outcome, increasing the potential risk of complications during a pregnancy.

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Natural IVF Information

Dr. Frank Yelian, medical director of Life IVF(Irvine, CA) explains the procedure for natural IVF. It is an approach in which, only a single egg is retrieved, through natural selection. No fertility medication or is involved in natural IVF. The patient is monitored for hormone level and follicle size, and then a trigger shot is given prior to egg retrieval.

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Mini-IVF for Fertility Treatment

Dr. Frank Yelian, medical director of Life IVF Center (Irvine, CA) explains the advantages of Mini-IVF for fertility treatment. In general, natural Cycle IVF is a good option for a women with poor ovarian reserve. One major advantage is that you use less medications, the patient has a much lower chance of developing any complications. Between ages 35-40, a mini- IVF, using 3 or 4 eggs, is a much better option.

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Advantages to Natural Cycle IVF

Dr. Frank Yelian, medical director of Life IVF Center (Irvine, CA) explains the advantages of natural cycle IVF. Conventional IVF is expansive and involves lots of medications and daily injections.Younger individuals with fertility problems only due to fallopian tube blockage or low sperm count are excellent candidates for natural IVF cycle, using one follicle and one egg.

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What are Benefits of Array CGH Testing with IVF?

E. Scott Sills, M.D., a fertility doctor with HRC Fertility, discusses what research has shown about the benefits of Array CGH testing with IVF.

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IVF and ICSI

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a laboratory technique used with in vitro fertilizaton (IVF). The technique involves injecting a single living sperm directly into the center of woman's egg. "By using ICSI, we're doing everything we can to maximize the fertilization rate and embryo quality that develops," says Ed Marut, M.D., a fertility doctor and medical director of Fertility Centers of Illinois.

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Should All IVF Patienst Have Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening?

Wendy Schillings, M.D., a fertility doctor with RMA of Pennsylvania, discusses whether an IVF patient should have Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS).

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Why Is Comprehsive Chromosomal Screening Important?

Wendy Schillings, M.D., a fertility doctor with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS).

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