Re: Drs. Please give your opinion-thank you

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Posted by on May 30, 19100 at 06:22:58:

In Reply to: Drs. Please give your opinion-thank you posted by Stinky'smom4now on May 29, 19100 at 21:47:41:

Thanks for your interesting question. Increased weight and failure of ovulation often go hand in hand. You didn't mention if you have regular cycles. Your FSH/estradiol were normal. You have had two chemical pregnancies out of five IUI cycles. You are only thirty five. In short IVF may work but it may be unecessary. I would advise most couples with your history to continue with IUI.

You didn't mention if there were any other factors. I would only do ICSI if your husband had male factor, there is no evidence that ICSI will increase pregnancy rates for couples unaffected by low sperm counts.

Blatocycst culture would be appropriate if your lab has the experience with it and you are producing enough eggs to insure that at least two embryos will survive to day five so that you could have a transfer.

Speak to your RE to gain the information you need about the labs experience.

By the way, a serious effort at the most difficult task of weight loss may improve your chance of conception and help you to experience a safer pregnancy. You may want to speak to your doctor about a referral to a nutritionist to help you.

Good Luck,

Dr. Barad

: I am a 35 y/o female who is atleast 100lbs. overweight, with no signs of pco. When I was about 25 and 100lbs. less I became pregnant from the man now my husband, but chose to abort. We have been ttc for atleast 4 yrs. now. I have done 5 iui cycles with injectables. Two were chemical pregnancies. My re told me my progesterone is very low. My fsh is 4.8 and E2 is 32, I know these levels are fine. I am moving on to IVF. What is your opinion that it will work? What are your opinions for blastocycst? Should icsi be performed just to increase chances?

: I would like to thank each of you for your time and knowledge. I hope you know how much you help those of us who post here. Thank you again:-)

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