Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Do's and Don'ts before IVF treatment

In an ideal world, you wouldn't need to know anything about IVF at all since you'd go to the best IVF doctor in the world, who would take the best care of you. Because of his exceptional competence, compassion, and desire to do everything possible to ensure that you have a kid. Unfortunately, reality frequently doesn't work out that way, so you can't afford to think that your doctor will take every precaution. 

He might very well have your best interests at heart, but there's no way to know for sure, so you need to be well-read and knowledgeable to make sure you're visiting the correct doctor. You only need to understand enough about the medical procedure to know that you're on the right track, not that you need to master or learn IVF. The best part is that the procedure can be easier; all you have to do is get pictures of your embryos from the doctor prior to their transfer.

Because all clinics will be able to view embryos under a microscope and all microscopes are attached with cameras, all good clinics routinely disclose this one piece of information to all of their patients.

Something is extremely wrong and you should be concerned if your doctor declines to show you pictures of your embryos. Please insist that photographs are provided ideally. You should check this even before you start your IVF cycle so that way no matter what the outcome you have peace of mind you went to a good doctor who did his best to give you a baby.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The grade A embryo myth

Many patients are thrilled when their doctor tells them, "Hey, we put top quality grade an embryos class one embryos back inside you and of course, you're going to get pregnant," but when the cycle fails, they come to terms with reality and wonder what went wrong and why this top quality grade A embryo didn't develop into a baby.

The truth is that there is no such thing as a grade A embryo. To be more precise, you must identify the number of cells an embryo contains before calling it a grade A embryo. You must specify the grade with the number of cells if the embryo is a day three embryo with eight cells rather than just grade A.

Similarly, it's crucial to grade the blastocyst if one exists based on whether it has enlarged, hatched, or has a cavity. Now, these may seem like technicalities, but if your doctor is withholding this information from you, it implies he is lying to you, and you should be very concerned. For this reason, it is no longer sufficient to merely accept that the doctor put a grade A embryo back.

You must act as a responsible patient and insist that the doctor provide you with photos of your embryos so you can verify if they are in fact high-quality embryos or not.

The good news is that it's simple to do this because there are so many online embryo atlases, making it simple to compare how your embryo appears to an ideal embryo. Remember that if you want to have a baby, you can't just leave everything up to the doctor; you also need to be an informed IVF patient.

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