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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 »
IVF with PGD cycle 3 - the successful one by Shona D. Posted Sun 19 Dec 2010 3:20pm In vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle three began much the same as my previous IVF cycles.  I had a slow response to the drugs but eventually managed to get a decent number of eggs (12, only 10 of which could have Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) performed on them as two were immature).  On the day of the embryo transfer we were told the best ... Read on »
Happy New Year (belated)! Day 5 ET for Natural Cycle IVF. by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 27 Jan 2010 12:00am Well here we are at the end of January and somehow I managed to avoid posting any blogs for the past 2 months. I am not proud of this fact but I will apologize for my failure to stay on schedule. This past month has included a bout of food poisoning with salmonella and a weekend visit to Boston to visit my Mom who was in the hospital for a few ... 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 »
IVF success story for couple from Bangalore by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 May 2013 10:27pm Each of our patient's success stories provides us with the motivation and burning desire to keep on improving the services we offer . Sharing their joy is an immense source of personal satisfaction - and makes all the hard work we put in so worthwhile ! ----- I always envied but enjoyed reading success stories on infertility struggle ... Read on »
Is a blastocyst transfer better than a Day 3 transfer by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 5:12am One of the commonest question patients ask me is whether they should choose a Day 3 transfer or a Day 5 ( blastocyst ) transfer . Blastocyst transfer was first introduced with a lot of hope and hype. As our IVF technology improved and the IVF culture medium got better, it became possible to grow embryos in the lab upto Day 5 ( instead of ... Read on »
45 Year Old Danish Couple On Sixth IVF Attempt: Should They Alter Meds & Blastocyst Transfer? by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 12:00am Question: Dear Dr. Ramirez, We are a 45 year old couple from Denmark on our sixth IVF attempt. The first three attempts produced 5/5/9 eggs with 225-275 units of Gonal-F and a fertility rate of 100%/60%/60% respectively. Eggs for transfer were three 8-cells on try one on day three, two 8-cells and one 10-cell on try two on ... Read on »
How many embryos should I transfer ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:01pm 1 Comment This is one of the most difficult decisions which IVF patients and their doctors need to make. There are many variables which affect this, so let's look at them one by one. If IVF had a success rate of 100%, everyone would be happy to transfer one embryo . Life would always have a happy ending and IVF doctors would no longer need to talk to t ... Read on »
Seventh IVF Cycle Brings Success But Patient Worried About Progesterone Levels by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 12:00am Question Hi Doctor! I have recently become pregnant after my 7th IVF, and am currently 6 weeks. I had 2 very good quality blastocysts transferred and am awaiting my 7 weeks scan next week to see the heartbeat and hopefully tell if it's twins. I have been going in for blood tests to monitor my progesterone ... Read on »
At home with our two little embryos by Shona D. Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 8:27am   Two pre-morulas on day 4  Here are our two embryos.  They are pre-morulas on day four, which means they are slightly behind schedule but not very much.  Ideally an embryo would be a morula on day 4 and then a blastocyst on day 5. The stages of our embryos Before the transfer yesterday, the embryologist S ... Read on »