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Saturday, 23 March 2019 20:06

Things your Doctors May NOT Tell You? IVF Can Be Painful

Doctors often neglect to mention that fertility injections, given as part of IVF, can cause physical discomfort. For one thing, “the shots can hurt, depending on where they’re being given, the needle size, and which medicines are being given,” says Covington, who is the editor of Fertility Counseling: Clinical Guide and Case Studies. And it’s not uncommon for the injection site to become sore and tender over time. The upshot: “Many patients feel that they are not adequately prepared for the physical and psychological burden of a treatment cycle,” Dr. Domar says. From an article by Stacy Colino and medically…
Friday, 22 March 2019 06:37

Things your Doctors May NOT Tell You? A Positive Pregnancy Test Doesn’t’ Necessarily Mean Success

With a positive pregnancy test, “there is always a risk of a biochemical pregnancy — a positive pregnancy test that falls pretty rapidly after being detected — or early miscarriage,” Pavone says. In a study published in an August 2018 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, researchers evaluated the results from nearly 5,500 IVF/ICSI embryo transfer cycles that led to clinical pregnancy at two infertility treatment centers. The overall miscarriage rate among couples who had ART was 12.5 percent — and the risk for miscarriage increased with older maternal age. From an article by Stacy Colino and medically reviewed by…
Thursday, 21 March 2019 09:03

Choosing the Best Embryo: How to Maximize Your Chances of Successful Pregnancy in Ukrainian Surrogacy

One of the greatest fears of intended parents is that embryos fail and your surrogate will not get pregnant. In this series of pieces, we want to give tips as to how to minimize your chances of failed embryos. The importance of choosing the best embryo: Find out how your agency grades embryos. What information about the embryos will they share before implantation? What happens if you do not have any viable embryos? This is a financial question too. Will you be reimbursed if you can’t go forward? Find out before signing your contract and how much. Make sure before…
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 07:59

Fertility Treatment Can Put You on an Emotional Roller Coaster

It’s not just the hormones and fertility drugs that can wreak havoc on your emotions; other aspects of ART can, too. “Undergoing IVF is very stressful. Patients who have suffered from depression or anxiety in the past may find they are dealing with those symptoms again,” Dr. Pavone says. “Even patients without this history could end up feeling depressed or anxious.” In fact, 37 percent of women experience emotional maladjustment during IVF treatment, and 10 percent have a delayed emotional reaction of anxiety or depression, according to a study in an August 2016 issue of Human Reproduction. If you sense…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:56

Worried about not being a part of the pregnancy with UkrainianSurrogacy?

Worried about not being a part of the pregnancy with UkrainianSurrogacy? You SHOULD always be a part of the process! A good agency will facilitate access to your surrogate via internet, encourage photo sharing and anything else you want. Those months are important. Some agencies try to separate the surrogate from the intended parents. For me this causes a huge red flag of concern. What are they hiding? Is your surrogate in an uncomfortable or not good living situation? Are they worried you will disapprove of your surrogate? At Delivering Dreams, we are super selective and proud of our surrogates.…
Monday, 18 March 2019 08:35

Things your Doctors May NOT Tell You? If You Don’t Become Pregnant After ART, It Can Affect Your Body Image

Because many women feel as though their bodies were designed to have babies, an inability to become pregnant after fertility treatments can have a profound effect on self-image, body image, and self-esteem, Covington says. “It can leave women with a sense of their body being defective in some way.” Some research published in the Australasian Medical Journal even suggests that infertility and fertility treatments can lead to changes in sexual self-esteem and sexual function, for women and men. From an article by Stacy Colino and medically reviewed by Kacy Church MD For this reason, we at Delivering Dreams only provide…
Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:48

PGD and PGD Testing: How to Maximize Your Chances of Successful Pregnancy in Ukrainian Surrogacy

One of the greatest fears of intended parents is that embryos fail and your surrogate will not get pregnant. In this series of pieces, we want to give tips as to how to minimize your chances of failed embryos. PGD and PGS testing. Preimplantation genetic testing can show if there are abnormalities in the embryos (PGS) or if there are specific genetic diseases in the embryos (PGD). Discuss with your agency doctors if this is something you should consider. Is there a good reason to do it, or are they just adding to the cost? Understand the difference between PGS…
Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:26

Things your Doctors May NOT Tell You? Fertility Treatments Can Go On For Longer Than Expected

While a woman’s menstrual cycle is on average 28 days long, an IVF cycle can take a lot longer than that. Sometimes IVF involves pretreatments of birth control pills to regulate a woman’s cycle and ovulation, Pavone notes. Once IVF officially begins, the process can last from four to six weeks until egg retrieval; after egg retrieval, embryos are usually transferred three to five days later. Complicating matters, “starting a cycle doesn’t mean completing it — around 20 percent of the time a cycle is canceled,” notes Domar, the coauthor of Conquering Infertility. If another cycle is started later, the…
Friday, 15 March 2019 15:20

How to Maximize Your Chances of Successful Pregnancy in Ukrainian Surrogacy: Surrogacy Testing

One of the greatest fears of intended parents is that embryos fail and your surrogate will not get pregnant. In this series of pieces, we want to give tips as to how to minimize your chances of failed embryos. The importance of surrogate screening: After the requirements for surrogates, every agency does different testing. You want to make sure you get a list of all the tests and screening an agency does. Is the screening done before you are offered surrogate profiles? As with donors, most agencies have huge data bases that are actually lists of every woman that has…
Thursday, 14 March 2019 06:19

Understand Success Rates

One of the greatest fears of intended parents is that embryos fail and your surrogate will not get pregnant. In this series of pieces, we want to give tips as to how to minimize your chances of failed embryos. Understand what is behind the stated success rates: Understand that success rates are averages. Will you have a better chance than average? Or is it lower? If an agency says you are guaranteed to implant, you should probably run away. Nothing is guaranteed. Find out YOUR potential success rate in your particular situation. At a good agency, doctors will review your…
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