Calculator That Measures Child Birth Chances

By Henry Tyler, Parent Herald December 01, 05:54 pm
Stages of a fetus are displayed at the Illinois Right To Life a table while Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy 2015 Rise Initiative on July 31, 2015 in Tinley Park, Illinois. The event was billed as a 'frank discussion on defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural death'.
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Every new couple wants children but they never know what are the chances of it, when a miracle of conceiving might happen. Consider this a thing of the past and say hello to a special calculator that precisely illustrates your chances of conceiving a baby.

Couples can get help with this new calculator to find out their chances of having a baby before the treatment begins with the vitro fertilization. The calculator uses the specific characteristics of the couples to predict the chances on intracytoplasmic sperm injection or multiple cycles of IVF.

The doctors were reluctant over the past for estimating the chances before the completion of at least one cycle of IVF. Now, by this new calculator, women can know the chances before the start of the treatment.

This calculator will help couples know the odds before the treatment and will help them plan both financially and emotionally for the treatment. The tool online was based on the data from embryology authority and human fertilization, that gathers information about licensed treatments in the U.K.

The researchers went through the data provided prom more than 110000, These women used their partner's sperm cells and their eggs in IVF cycles for over 180000 or ICSI b/w 1999 and 2008. The result findings showed that 29% successfully conceived after one and 43% had a child after 6 complete cycles.

Several factors were associated and looked at with successful child birth chances like maternal age, the number of eggs collected and underlying reasons for treatment. With the help of all the gathered the information, they created an online tool.

Dr. David McLernon, who was the lead author of the study, says that women in first IVF cycle would want to have a baby in initial attempy, rather than predicting for future cycles.
He told Fox News that this cycle will help women determine their chances before first cycle of IVF. It can be adjusted by the doctor as well.

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