Are you having difficulty conceiving?
If so, you’re not alone.
Having children is a basic human desire and most couples build their lives together, around the idea of nurturing and fostering children who will follow in their footsteps.
To not be able to have a child is a confronting issue and going through IVF can be a difficult and lonely road with several unknowns.
In this podcast you will get invaluable insights into Dr (“Prof”) Michael Chapman’s IVF practice. You will learn valuable tips and solutions to dealing with infertility, how to maximise your success rate, the impact of age on fertility, and and lots more.
Dr Chapman co-founded IVF Australia and over the last 35 years, he’s helped over 3,000 couples realise their dreams of having a baby.
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178. What are the chances of success in IVF?
Is there anything that you should do to improve your chances of conceiving?
Apart from taking medication to produce a high number of quality eggs, there are other things you need to do.
What does Prof Chapman warn against if you’re trying to conceive? Smoking, drinking excessively, having lots of caffeine, and being overweight doesn't help.
Prof recommends that to maximize chances of success, you need to stay healthy, and find an IVF specialist who’s experienced.
Is putting in one embryo at a time best from the babies’ perspective? Does putting in more than one increase the risk of death after birth?
Learn this and so much more, in this episode. Also, be sure to check out all our previous episodes.
177. Are the babies born of IVF normal?
Over 8 million babies were born via IVF over the past 4 decades. IVF children are probably the most investigated group of babies.
Are they monsters? Is there evidence that these children are different from others?
There have been major concerns from many religious groups, and media, that doctors who perform these procedures are altering God’s creation and interfering with nature.
What does Prof Chapman have to say about IVF babies being predisposed to diseases like cancer?
Tune in to find out if there’s a higher rate of perinatal mortality, premature delivery, and diabetes associated with IVF pregnancies.
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176. IVF – Sometimes It’s A Numbers Game
How many times can a couple try IVF?
According to Professor Chapman, his highest record with an IVF couple is 39 cycles. They were persistent.
The average patient goes through somewhere between 2 ½ and 3 cyles.
Prof explains that the number of embryos can influence the likelihood of pregnancy.
The more embryos there are, the greater the potential for the embryo to attach, and the higher the chance of getting pregnant. For example, 3 good embryos increase your chance of conceiving by 75%. But having say 30 embryos isn’t really necessary.
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175. Are embryos best stored on-site? Should you lose weight before your IVF Transfer?
Do you need to lose weight before your IVF transfer? Studies suggest that the environment that the egg goes into is very important. Prof discusses this and more in this episode.
Did you know that about 30% of women experience some sort of spotting during pregnancy? However, bleeding beyond that isn’t normal and one should seek medical attention.
There are several options for left-over embryos that aren’t used in a live IVF cycle. Prof discusses some of these options.
He also discusses whether egg collection is best done on-site or off-site.
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174. Does age have any impact on egg quality?
In this episode, Prof Chapman goes on to answer more questions sent by Facebook live listeners.
He talks about doing tests on the uterine wall to see if it’s receptive.
There are also some sophisticated tests that look at gene expression in the endometrium.
He also explains that uterine receptivity doesn't seem to affect pregnancy rates.
Some other questions he addresses include:
Are there particular meds that increase egg production?
Do implanted eggs tend to have fewer genetic abnormalities?
How soon does one have to wait before repeating IVF?
There’s so much to learn!
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173. Is There A Higher Risk Of Miscarriage In IVF Treatment?
In this episode, Professor Chapman answers different questions that people have on IVF treatment.
He discusses Premium IVF unit & low-cost IVF unit prices and what makes the rates differ from each other.
He also explains that the possibility of miscarriage in natural and IVF is almost the same (though age might play a role here).
Additionally, he talks about whether or not fibroid cysts need to be removed surgically.
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