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Which type of progesterone support is best for IVF?

Which type of progesterone support is best for IVF?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared progesterone injected under the skin to vaginal progesterone after an embryo transfer. It found that under-the-skin progesterone was just as effective as vaginal progesterone, and led to similar pregnancy rates. Some background In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common infertility treatment that involves transferring...

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Can a dual trigger shot improve IVF birth rates?

Can a dual trigger shot improve IVF birth rates?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether using two hormone injections to trigger ovulation can improve birth rates from assisted reproductive technology (ART) when all embryos are frozen. It found that cycles with trigger injections of both human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; Pregnyl) and GnRH agonist (Decapeptyl) had higher birth rates. Some...

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Can progesterone prevent preterm birth?

Can progesterone prevent preterm birth?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at the effect of progesterone on pregnancies at risk of preterm labor. It found that progesterone reduces preterm birth for women with a short cervix or previous preterm birth, but not for women carrying twins. Some background Between 5% and 18% of births are preterm. Births earlier than 37 weeks into the pregnancy, 3...

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Can an ovulatory cycle improve the pregnancy outcomes of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer?

Can an ovulatory cycle improve the pregnancy outcomes of women undergoing frozen embryo transfer?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review compared pregnancy outcomes following two methods of preparing the uterus for a frozen embryo transfer (FET). It found that natural cycle FET led to fewer pregnancy complications than artificial cycle FET. Some background Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a common infertility treatment is related to in vitro fertilization...

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How does the uterine lining thickness affect pregnancy in each IVF protocol?

How does the uterine lining thickness affect pregnancy in each IVF protocol?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared how the thickness of the uterine lining affected outcomes from two protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that the GnRH antagonist protocol had better outcomes when the lining was of medium thickness. The long GnRH agonist protocol had better outcomes when there was a thick lining. Some background IVF is...

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Does genetic testing improve birth rate?

Does genetic testing improve birth rate?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether genetic testing improved the birth rate from in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that testing improved birth rates for women over age 35. Some background IVF is a common infertility treatment in which eggs are stimulated and collected, and fertilized embryos implanted back in the uterus. When IVF embryos...

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Predicting pregnancy in women with poor ovarian response

Predicting pregnancy in women with poor ovarian response

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at which factors can predict pregnancy following in vitro fertilization (IVF) for patients with a poor ovarian response (POR). It found that pregnancy was affected by age, body weight, ovarian reserve, and type of fertility medication. Some background For couples with infertility, IVF can greatly increase the chances of...

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Natural conception following endometriosis surgery

Natural conception following endometriosis surgery

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how the Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) affected patients following endometriosis surgery. It found that patients with a better EFI score conceived naturally more often, while more patients with a low score became pregnant using assisted reproduction. Some background Endometriosis is a chronic condition in...

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