Top 5 Things You Should Know about Egg Quality and IVF
When undergoing an IVF cycle you have a lot on your mind. If you are like most people, egg quality is typically not first on the list. However, egg quality is one of the single most important aspects of a successful IVF cycle. With high egg quality, IVF is more likely to succeed. Good quality embryos come from good quality eggs.
What Can Be Done When Sperm Motility is Zero?
The treatment of male factor infertility was revolutionized in 1992 when Palermo and co-workers introduced intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). With ICSI, embryologists use a micromanipulator to inject sperm directly into the egg (that has been retrieved as part of an IVF cycle). It was now possible for men with severe male factor infertility to father a child. ICSI can be used eve...
Implantation Failure in IVF - Why Does It Happen?
“My doctor said that my embryos looked picture-perfect, yet they failed to implant – why did this happen?” This is the question in the minds of women who undergo IVF failure, and this becomes a particularly nagging doubt when they face multiple IVF failures. Many women naturally think that their uterus is defective or their body is not good enough to accept the embryo-- that their ut...
Trouble getting pregnant with low AMH level?
One of the commonest questions I get is from women with low AMH (anti mullerian hormone) levels who are having trouble getting pregnant. These women are often frantic and worried that they will never be able to get pregnant. They often feel that having a low AMH level is the end of the world and it makes pregnancy impossible. Not necessarily true! Read on.
Testing for Pregnancy After IVF Embryo Transfer
While all IVF patients understand that not every IVF cycle results in success, in their heart of hearts, every patient wants to get pregnant every cycle. After months or years of having trouble getting pregnant, the two weeks after the embryo transfer can seem like an eternity and can be very nerve-wracking. Am I pregnant or not? Have the embryos implanted or not? The suspense can...