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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 »
Day 3 versus Day 5 transfers - which has a higher success rate ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 16 May 2014 9:38pm There’s still a lot of confusion as to whether Day 5 ( blastocyst) transfers are better than Day 3 transfers. A lot of patients believe that blastocyst transfers have better success rates . As IVF lab culture systems improved and doctors were able to reliably and consistently grow embryos in the lab to Day 5, we were very hopeful that th ... Read on »
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 »
Day 2 versus Day 5 transfers by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 21 Sep 2012 9:43pm When blastocyst transfers were first introduced in the IVF clinic, there was a lot of hope and hype and excitement . We felt ( or were led to believe) that if we could grow embryos up to Day 5 in the incubator and then transfer them into the uterus, the implantation rates would increase . It was logical to assume that blastocyst transfers woul ... Read on »
Transferring too many embryos by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 24 May 2014 10:01pm Many IVF clinics in India continue to routinely transfer four or five embryos during the IVF treatment, even for young patients who are doing their first IVF cycle . This is worrisome , because the risk of these patients having a multiple pregnancy after the transfer of so many embryos is extremely high . Many will end up having triplets ... 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 »
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 »
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 Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:17am As an IVF specialist, the commonest question patients ask me is - How many embryos should I transfer ? While IVF technology today is very good at making embryos in the IVF lab, we still cannot control the process of embryo implantation. This means that most of the embryos we transfer do not become babies - which is why the success rate of most ... 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 »