Choosing Between Day 3 vs. Day 5 Embryo Transfer

“You have to be in it to win it.” With all seriousness, I am saying that if no embryo(s) are transferred into a uterus in a fresh IVF/ICSI cycle, there can be no pregnancy (I am excluding embryos biopsied for genetic testing for hopeful thaw and transfer of a normal embryo in the future). I…
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IRMS NJ Discusses: What Is Up With These MOSAIC EMBRYOS? What You Need To Know

What is up with mosaic embryos? Why is everyone in reproductive medicine talking about these things? What are they? Why should I care? Mosaic Embryos are embryos that have some chromosomally normal cells and some chromosomally abnormal cells. If you are using IVF with PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening) to conceive or to avoid miscarriage or…
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IRMS NJ explains Single Embryo Transfer (SET)

Having a one baby at a time is desirable for many reasons, particularly when considering the health of the mother and child, as it is well known that twins and multiples are often delivered prematurely and mothers have a higher risk of preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications. Early use of IVF was associated with a…
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IRMS NJ explains the acronym ART

ART is an acronym for Assisted Reproductive Technology. In the broadest sense, some consider all treatment for infertility, such as Clomid for ovulation induction, to be ART. It can also include artificial insemination. However, the term usually refers to the advanced technology used in IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment cycles. In an IVF treatment, the…
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Day 5 vs. Day 3 Embryo Transfer

Day 5 embryo transfer vs. Day 3 embryo transfer vs. “Sorry, no transfer; all of your embryos arrested”. Has this ever happened to you ? Your entire IVF/ICSI cycle “wasted” because you made few embryos that did not survive in the laboratory to become blastocysts (day 5 embryos) so you did not have an embryo…
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Single Embryo Transfer in IVF

While assisted reproductive technology (ART) continually improves, offering patients better and better pregnancy rates, we still struggle with the issue of multiple gestation. We, like our patients, want the absolute best possible success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF), but we have to weigh this against the risks of multiple births. While it’s wonderful to…
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