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Minimal Stimulation IVF - A Hanabusa IVF Speciality
7Nov, 2016

Now that it takes longer to establish one’s career and find a suitable life partner, women are delaying starting a family until their late 30s and early 40s, the very time when a woman’s fertility starts to decline. As a result, women over 40 are turning to IVF, and in the second article of her two-part series covering the topic, New York Times columnist Jane Brody writes about the sometimes misleading promise of IVF over 40. (You can read the full article here.) To summarize, Brody advises patients to be […]
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As Many as 30% of Fertilized Eggs have an Abnormal Number of Chromosomes
24Oct, 2016

At one time, twin sightings were a rare occasion, but due to the rise of both IVF and the use of fertility drugs, twins and even triplets are a much more common occurrence and it isn’t unusual to now know of families with a set of twins or to see parent’s pushing double strollers down the street along with their first-born toddlers. The increase in twins and triplets is partly the result of the multiple-embryo transfer (MET) approach to IVF which leads to multiple gestations, though some patients are sometimes […]
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23Dec, 2015

There was a really interesting article published in New York Times this morning. We would like to highlight a really important point of this research study which confirms our approach to IVF treatment. “Some clinicians also believe that women who do not produce any eggs — or produce just two or fewer — after stimulation of the ovaries are less likely to become pregnant via future cycles of I.V.F. The new study found no evidence for this. “We found that just isn’t the case,” said Dr. Debbie A. Lawlor, an […]
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13Nov, 2015

A retrospective study of the Quebec pregnancy registry indicated no successful IVF pregnancies in patients > 44 y/o in Canada from 2010-2012. The conclusions from the authors is that IVF in woman> 44 y/o is pointless and expensive. We have been involved with dozens of successful IVF pregnancies in woman older than 44 years (their own eggs, of course). Not many, but enough to show it isn’t “pointless”. Our conclusion is that high stimulation protocols (which tends to be used) will NOT optimize these women’s chances. By decreasing medication and […]
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22Oct, 2015

People.com, among numerous other news sites, recently posted a picture (shown left) that has been getting some attention around the web: http://www.people.com/article/photo-baby-syringe-heart-captures-ivf-struggle-facebook It’s a great image for sure to represent all of the needles and medications that are part of a Traditional IVF protocol. It certainly caught our attention. We thought we’d post our take on the image, something to represent the needles needed with our minimal stimulation, Japanese IVF protocols (shown right).
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23Aug, 2015

CK was 38 years old and had been dealing with secondary infertility for many years. She conceived once in the distant past in a prior relationship but terminated that pregnancy. While being treated by a prior physician, Dr. A, CK was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes (both sides). Not only were the tubes blocked, the left tube was full of fluid, a condition called “hydrosalpynx.” The concern about this condition is that this fluid collecting in the Fallopian tube, which is probably natural tubal fluid, eventually turns toxic and may leak back into the […]
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