Increasing Success with IVF
In order for in vitro fertilization (IVF) to be a success, an embryo has to implant into the uterus and continue to grow for close to nine months without miscarriage. They key here is selecting the best embryo that is up to the task. These are exciting times in the world of fertility treatment. It seemed to me that all the buzz at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Conference this year was about increasing pregnancy and live birth rates and reduced miscarriage rates through chromosomal screening of embryos.
Although there are distinctions, chromosomal screening is known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CSS), and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). In the past we’ve always heard that selecting the best embryo to transfer in IVF fertility treatment was more art than science. New research is now tilting that equation more towards the science. Creating a Family talked about these very exciting developments on Creating a Family radio show.
Benefits for Single Embryo Transfer in IVF
One of the best things about being able to select an embryo with the highest chance of implanting and growing into a baby is that we hope it will increase the success of single embryo transfer. Dr. Marcy Maguire said on the Creating a Family show that RMANJ is achieving live birth rate success with a new approach. Transferring only one genetically normal screened embryo in infertility patients rivals live birth rates when transferring two un-screened embryos, with a greater reduction in multiple births. A step in the right direction.
*Creating a Family guest Dr. Marcy Maguire talks about Increasing Success with IVF. Dr. Marcy Maguire is a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.