I had 2 healthy children and then 5 miscarriages of 6 children. I've started the IVF journey to preserve whatever fertility I have left (I have already been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve) while we search for answers. One interesting thing we've noted is that all my cycles have low fertilization rate, but everything that fertilizes makes it to the blastocyst stage. For instance:
Cycle 1: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 were mature, 3 fertilized, 3 high quality blasts
Cycle 2: 10 eggs retrieved, 8 were mature, 4 fertilized, 4 high quality blasts
These were all freeze all cycles. I wonder if I don't just make high quality embryos even of the chromosomally abnormal ones and then they fail. Any ideas?
hey deepikas, thank you for the insight on surrogacy and where it can be done in the best way. any suggestion or information on infertility treatments is valuable as different experiences adds more to our existing knowledge of infertility and its treatments. Thank you.
There's a rather strange fad amongst celebrities to eat your own placenta after you give birth. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian did it. X-Men: First Class actress January Jones did it.
Despite the fact that there is no evidence that eating your placenta has any health benefits, the idea has gone bizarrely mainstream, with plenty of people on YouTube posting videos of how to prepare placenta, cook placenta, or even turn it into a milkshake.
There are even men out there who've made placenta tacos, and a recipe book titled 25 Placenta Recipes - Easy and Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Placenta! that has fairly good reviews available on Amazon.
For those people who would like to consume their placenta, without having to follow any recipes, there are also companies out there that will turn human placenta into capsules. You can then take it (again, for no apparent medical benefit) in a convenient pill form.
However, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now suggested that not only is eating your placenta pointless, it may also be dangerous for your child.
In the report, the CDC says that health officials believe placenta capsules may have caused an infection in a baby in Portland, Oregon.
The mother had her placenta turned into pills by a firm she believed to be safe. To do this they take placenta, clean and dehydrate it, and then grind it down before putting it into capsules. However, after she had been taking the capsules, her child fell ill. Doctors couldn't work out what was wrong with the child until they were informed the mother had requested her placenta at birth.
The capsules were tested, and were found to contain infectious bacteria within the placenta itself. The CDC believes that the company may not have heated the placenta enough to kill off the germs, before they shipped them back to the mother.
My 1yo daughter and I have contracted pinworms!! Doc thinks she got them from another kid and I picked them up from her... It's been about a month now. She is being treated with albenza, but I'm still seeing them in her stool. I am not able to be treated until the third tri. Busting my butt washing linens, cleaning, trying natural remedies, etc. And I'm honestly just so tired. I would LOVE to know if anyone has experience with this. ANY advice would be appreciated. Of course, I've scoured the internet. Thanks in advance!!
Hello, my husband and I are planning to try this summer. I want to make sure to start all the necessary vitamins beforehand. I am extremely confused as to how much of each vitamin I need to be taking during pregnancy. Everywhere I look, different numbers are thrown at me which is making me super confused and frustrated. I really want to make sure I have enough of everything necessary. Please, can anyone out there tell me which vitamins and how much of each are needed, thank you!!!
Hi. I am curious to know how things are going for you and baby. I have been journeying down the road to recovery since April last year. I am now 4-8 weeks pregnant. Im very concerned. Although i have a fairly good handle on symptoms, i do know they are there. I share some of my journey to healing in http://www.healingfoodie.wordpress.com