Why do doctors prescribe progesterone supplements during IVF?

Why do doctors prescribe progesterone supplements during IVF?

18:23 9th February 2016 | Progesterone Supplements

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Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovary. It is first detected in the middle of the menstrual cycle when an egg is released and progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus to receive a fertilised egg. If pregnancy does not take place, the progesterone levels fall and the woman has a period. If an embryo implants into the lining of the uterus, the ovary will produce progesterone for eight weeks into the pregnancy. After that ti...

Fertility Decline

Fertility Decline

11:48 30th June 2015 | Age & Pregnancy

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Nature has a plan but you can beat it

Women were meant to have babies in their late teens and early twenties. These are their most fertile years and generally speaking, the older a woman gets the less fertile she becomes. This graph shows that, on average, women aged 22 -23 years who are having regular unprotected sex, have a 25% chance of becoming pregnant every month. This slowly declines for women between 24-30 years and by the t...

Is it ethical to transfer embryos before the 5th day?

03:07 12th January 2014 | Embryo Culture

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Fertilisation of the egg by the sperm occurs within the Fallopian tubes during a natural conception. The fertilised egg travels along the Fallopian tube to get to the uterus for implantation on the 5th day after fertilisation.

It has increasingly been shown that implantation rates and hence pregnancy rates are much higher when embryos are cultured to the fifth day before transfer in an IVF treatment cycle.

The risk, of course is t...

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