Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More not always better with fertility treatments

Although I am not considering IVF with my own eggs--never have, never will--I thought this article was interesting and might be informative for some of the people who read this blog:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101027/ap_on_he_me/us_med_fertility_success

The article talks about how the live birth rate in the study was 36 percent on the first IVF try, 48 percent with a second cycle and 53 percent with a third attempt, and that among those who tried seven or more times, the chance of success was 56 percent — hardly any better than the 53 percent after three tries.

4 comments:

  1. Interesting, I have wondered about that before. It makes sense to me.

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  2. I just read this article on yahoo and hour ago. Makes me think twice about IVF #3 with my own eggs, that's for sure!

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  3. Seven IVF cycles? Wow. I can't imagine. I can hardly bear the thought of going through one. It drives me to a near panic attack.

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  4. Katie, have you never read Tertia's blog? It's great. (She also wrote a book about her experiences.)

    Tertia went through nine IVF cycles before bringing home boy/girl twins. Nine.

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