A blog by Dr. John Zhang, New Hope Fertility, October 6, 2015
Traditionally, IVF carried a substantial risk of having twins due to transferring multiple embryos. It was believed that transferring multiple embryos increased the odds of becoming pregnant. Today's research has debunked those myths. Transferring multiple embryos does not increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant. What it does increase is the risk of having twins if pregnancy does occur.
While readily available, IVF statistics are a treacherous path for couples trying to make informed decisions about their IVF treatment options. The potential for misunderstanding and subsequent poor decision making is ever present without a clear understanding of what various statistics mean. Here are four of the most common traps to avoid.
In vitro maturation (IVM) is one of the newest tools in the field of fertility medicine. Instead of harvesting mature eggs, IVM harvests immature eggs which are then matured in a laboratory setting. This tool can help a number of women who are not well suited for IVF treatment. Additionally, IVM provides another treatment option for women who are looking to preserve their fertility.
There are three main protocols that are recommended for in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients. However, each patient responds differently to the cycle and some may benefit from alternative protocols or additional treatments for greater ovarian response, increased number of eggs retrieved, and better quality embryos.
Eeva stands for “Early Embryo Viability Assessment” – and that’s exactly what the EevaTM Test does. It assesses an embryo’s potential for further development and provides embryologists with insights to help them select the best embryo for transfer in an IVF cycle.
A blog by Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth, August 11, 2015
As with most new discoveries, the pioneers of this technology were first to experience the challenges of the fledgling treatment. Back then IVF was more risky and less predictable. Almost 40 years of optimizing in vitro fertilization has nearly eliminated the barriers to safe and effective IVF for many patients, and over 5 million babies have been born.
The EevaTM Test, the first and only test cleared by the FDA to aid in embryo selection, is used by leading IVF clinics to assess the developmental potential of embryos and select the best embryos for transfer.