When a patient or couple is pursuing fertility treatment, there is always an emphasis on success rates. Success rates for different clinics, success rates for different types of treatment, and success rates for different ages. As a specialty, we have always believed that women who successfully conceive through IVF once will have a favorable prognosis […]
In the United States, approximately 1.5% of all births involve the use of assisted reproductive technologies or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Couples going through IVF understandably have questions about the short-term and long-term impact of IVF. We know that couples with infertility have a slightly increased risk of obstetrical complications, specifically decreased birth weight and […]
Is DHEA in IVF Helpful?
DHEA also known as Dehydroepiandrosterone has been used in IVF in the hope that it will enhance follicle growth and egg development in women with a prior poor response to the gonadotropins (FSH and LH) used in IVF for ovarian stimulation. Is DHEA in IVF helpful? Some IVF centers not only encourage the use of […]
Losing Excess Weight Improves IVF Success
Over weight and obesity are known to adversely affect health and are associated with many reproductive maladies including infertility, pregnancy loss, and other obstetrical and neonatal problems. A recent study from 3 IVF Centers in Spain reported at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) found that losing excess weight before IVF improved […]