Can you test(biopsy and PGD) previously frozen embryos?
Yes! If you have already been through IVF and have frozen embryos from a past cycle, it is possible to thaw and test those embryos for both health and gender.
Watch your Weight!
Researchers found that women classed as ‘overweight’ had a 24 percent extra risk of miscarriage compared with a normal pregnancy, and a 9 percent lower chance of having a baby.
For ‘obese’ women, the risk of miscarriage was increased by 40 percent and chance of a live birth cut by 20 percent.
“The higher up the (BMI) range, the more likely it is that overall success rate will be reduced,” the Daily Mail quoted El-Toukhy as saying.
“To maximise the chance of a successful pregnancy, we are now recommending that women get as close as possible to a healthy weight before starting treatment,” he added.
His Diet Matters Too!
Better sperm quality and hence higher chances of a successful in-vitro fertilization with men who eat plenty of fruits and grains, but cut down on their red meat and alcohol intake, has been reported in a new study.
The study revealed that a poor diet and obesity can lower sperm concentration and affect their ability to swim towards an egg.
In the past, female fertility problems have been linked to obesity as well as smoking and drinking, but it was not clear until now if the same applies to men as well.
The latest study of men with partners, who were undergoing a type of fertility treatment, has revealed that those who regularly binged on alcohol and ate poorly were slowed down on the fertility front, the Daily Mail reported.
Frozen Embryo Transfers May Yield Better Results
Many recent studies are showing that the live birth rate after a planned frozen transfer is significantly higher than a fresh transfer following IVF stimulation. The clinical pregnancy rate per transfer was significantly greater in the cryopreservation group than in the fresh group. These results strongly suggest impaired endometrial receptivity in fresh ET cycles after ovarian stimulation, when compared with FET cycles with artificial endometrial preparation. Impaired endometrial receptivity apparently accounted for most implantation failures in the fresh group.