Archive for December, 2013

New Year, New Hope

December 28, 2013Carole No Comments »

There is reason to be optimistic for 2014 when it comes to infertility treatment. IVF programs are getting better at choosing the “most-likely-to-implant” embryos through both genetic testing and embryo progression analysis (time lapse technology). Take-home-baby rates have tripled since the beginnings of IVF from less than 20% to over 60% at the best programs. […]

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Abandoned embryos: the clinic’s right to dispose

December 27, 2013Carole 1 Comment »

One of the unintended consequences of successful IVF treatment is an “excess” of embryos left in cryostorage after the patient’s family size is complete. Most patients in this situation choose one of these options: store indefinitely (and pay storage indefinitely), donate the embryos to a research program, donate the embryos to the clinic for technical […]

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Embryo Disposition Options: A tool for decision making

December 1, 2013Carole 1 Comment »

You have come to the end of the IVF road and your family is complete. But you still have embryos in storage at your IVF clinic and the dread letter from your clinic has just arrived or you know it is coming. The letter will ask you, do you want to continue to store these […]

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