In Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Dean Morbeck and Dr. Jani Jensen  joined us to talk about In Vitro Fertilization.  How and why is IVF carried out?  What are the drawbacks of IVF?

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  1. B;anca Iris Ghazal
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I did 3th in IVF and did not got baby !!!
    I have endometrocy problem and my preriod is inregular .. I would like to do an avaluation again . thank you

    • Tracy
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      Dr. Jensen replies “Sorry to hear about your difficulty in getting pregnant. There may be more than one factor contributing to your fertility problem. Endometriosis may be one factor and it would be important to determine what is causing the irregular period. We would suggest getting a re-evaluation by a fertility expert, which likely will include blood tests and an ultrasound.”

  2. Margaret Frank
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Please acknowledge that IVF can involve the intentional destruction of embryos which has moral implications.

  3. Jenny
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I have have been pregnant 5 times and only had 2 that were successful. I have been diagnosed with PCOS. Do you think this is the cause of all my miscarriages? or could I have some other type of disorder?

    • Tracy
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      Dr. Jensen replies “Sorry to hear about your pregnancy losses. It may be that two separate problems are occurring. While women with PCOS are reported to have higher rates of miscarriage than women without PCOS, other factors such as thyroid or blood clotting problems should be considered. We would suggest getting a thorough evaluation for both recurrent pregnancy loss and PCOS.”

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