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Increasing Success with IVF

November 1st, 2013 by ddavanport

In order for in vitro fertilization to be a success, an embryo has to implant into the uterus and continue to grow for close to nine

Chromosomal screening of embryos for IVF

Have we reached to point where we know which embryos will implant in the uterus and grow into a baby without miscarriage?

months without miscarriage. They key here is selecting the best embryo that is up to the task. These are exciting times in the world of fertility treatment. It seemed to me that all the buzz at the American Society ofReproductive Medicine (ASRM) Conference this year was about increasing pregnancy and live birth rates and reduced miscarriage rates through chromosomal screening of embryos.

Although there are distinctions, chromosomal screening is known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CSS), and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). In the past weve always heard that selecting the best embryo to transfer in IVF fertility treatment was more art than science. New research is now tilting that equation more towards the science. We talked about these very exciting developments on this week’s Creating a Family radio show.

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Benefits for Single Embryo Transfer in IVF

One of the best things about being able to select an embryo with the highest chance of implanting and growing into a baby is that it we hope it will make increase single embryo transfer. Dr. Marcy Maguire said on our show that they are approaching live birth rates when transferring one chromosome screened embryo in infertility patients that rival live birth rates when transferring two embryos, with a much reduced rate of multiple births. A step in the right direction.

*Our guest to talk about Increasing Success with IVF was Dr. Marcy Maguire, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey andClinical AssistantProfessor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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I found the post very interesting and useful. Would like to add that indeed the chances of attaining pregnancy and live birth with IVF has increased over the last few years. Today, medical centers are technologically superbly equipped to provide the best of the treatment which includes selecting the healthiest embryo for transfer to the uterus for implantation and achieving conception. Countries like India are now at the foremost in offering IVF treatment with high success rate and are a
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