New Energy Test Allows for More Successful IVF Births
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ivfprescriptions - July 12

A recent University of Oxford study concludes that studying the energy supply in an embryo can predict viability and likelihood of successful implantation. The implications are HUGE. While the recent success rates for IVF, and IVF medications, has been slowly rising over the years, researchers state that this could significantly boost those numbers by at least 30%. This new research allows doctors to select the healthiest embryo to implant, and significantly reduces the chances of multiple births (which were often so common with earlier fertility medications and procedures).

What is an Embryo’s Energy Supply and How Does it Affect IVF?
Researchers found that when mitochondria (the power supply for cells) was extremely high, then the viability of the embryo would be very low. This is because mitochondrial activity that is abnormal indicates that the embryo is not genetically healthy, and therefore more likely to be rejected by the mother, or fail to remain implanted. This is due to the fact that high mitochondrial activity indicates that the embryo is reacting to some unknown stress, most likely genetic.

Mitochondrial Testing for IVF Treatments is Available in the US
Most women don’t know this, but when considering IVF having the mitochondrial testing as part of the panel doesn’t run the tab up any more significantly (adding a little less than $300 to the bottomline). Most state that it is well worth it as it drastically reduces the emotional rollercoaster ride that many find themselves on.

This means that women who are considering IVF procedures, or for those who have been having trouble becoming pregnant, through many cycles of IVF medications and IVF drugs, now have another tool in their considerable arsenal.

Fertility Testing Experiences
Patient 1: This patient and her husband have been trying to become pregnant for more than a year and just learned of the new mitochondrial testing. She asks others if they’ve used it and if it has met with any success. Many responded stating that they have had the test and it was well worth it as it narrows down the many potential ‘candidates’ for implantation. One responder stated she had successfully given birth twice and she used the technique both times.
Patient 2: A patient asks others when they first tested for pregnancy after implantation. She states that this is day five after implantation and wonders when it would be a good time to try and use a home pregnancy kit. Others respond stating that the emotional rollercoaster is not worth it and urge her to wait for the fertility meds to kick in, and other supportive IVF drugs, before testing.
Patient 3: This patient and her husband responded to a woman that posted about whether the additional tests that are offered via different IVF clinics were worth doing, or if they were just moneymakers for the clinics. This couple suggests the mitochondrial testing as it helped them finally realize their dream of having their first child (a boy).

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