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Process of Blastocyst Embryo Transfer by rotundaivf Posted Wed 01 Jan 2014 5:28am Blastocyst transfer is a new assisted reproductive technology that has been incorporated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to increase pregnancy rates while simultaneously decreasing the risk of multiple pregnancies. In vitro fertilisation usually involves the transfer of embryos two to three days after they have been successfully fertili ... Read on »
The Road to Blastocyst: Eggs and Embryos by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 1:41pm This is the first installment of blastocyst blog; but it's a bit of a pre-requisite. To give you a feel of where we are going, I will start with pictures of eggs and embryos and then blastocysts. This is an egg. I doesn't really look like an egg. Part of the reason for this is that in this picture there are hundre ... Read on »
8 Embryos Blastocysts Looking For a Family. by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Jan 2013 12:00am Our family is complete and we would like to donate our remaining embryos to a waiting family. Four of the eight blastocysts are frozen individually, and four of the eight have been frozen in pairs, so there are four singletons and two sets of two. All eight embryos are blastocysts: six are Day 5 blastocysts and two are Day 6 blastocyst ... Read on »
8 Embryos Blastocysts Looking For a Family. by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Jan 2013 3:34pm Our family is complete and we would like to donate our remaining embryos to a waiting family. Four of the eight blastocysts are frozen individually, and four of the eight have been frozen in pairs, so there are four singletons and two sets of two. All eight embryos are blastocysts: six are Day 5 blastocysts and two are Day 6 blastocysts ... Read on »
Grading Of Embryos At Blastocyst: How Does It Reflect Implantation Rates? by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 8:40am Question My husband and I recently went through our first IVF. We have been trying for 2.5 years to get pregnant and have done 6 failed IUIs. We have stage 2 endometriosis that was cleared out by a laparoscopy last Fall. Aside from that we are unexplained infertility. We retrieved 10 eggs and 9 fertilized naturally. We transferred 2 blas ... Read on »
Embryos and Blastocysts by Amy Mossoff Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Jan 2011 12:00am Right now, maybe at this very moment, about 5 miles away, some technician is combining my husband’s genes with some stranger’s. I just left a message with my coordinator because I can’t remember what and when the next status update will be.  Will they call me this morning to tell me how many eggs were retrie ... Read on »
All About Frozen Embryos by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 27 Dec 2009 1:00am Although Infertility Answers has some of the information below located on our site...Miracles Waiting has much more to offer. Click on any of the links below to visit their website.      How are embryos created during an In Vitro Fertilization cycle? At what stage ... Read on »
All About Embryos by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am I am always on the look out to learn something new and then turn around and share it with you. Below are a list of questions about Embryos in Hot Link form. I hope that you find the information as helpful as I did. Sharon www.InfertilityAnswers.org Ho ... Read on »
Nature Decries Attempts to Redefine "Embryo" by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 12:11am Considering the discussions we have had here as to what constitutes a human embryo, I thought it worth revisiting an old Nature editorial that decries the sophistic attempt within bioethics and the life sciences to pretend that an embryo before implantation in a uterus isn't really an embryo. Nature supports ESCR, but its editorial notes that the ... Read on »
Is a blastocyst transfer better than a Day 3 transfer ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 27 Dec 2012 9:27pm This is an excerpt from our forthcoming, book, The Expert Patient's Guide to IVF. This being authored by our expert patient, Manju and me. Myth : A day 5 embryo transfer (blastocyst transfer) is better than day 3 embryo transfer (cleavage stage embryo transfer). Fact : When  blastocyst transfer was introduced a de ... Read on »