STATES CHRONICLE – A new type of calculator was developed to determine what are every couple’s chances of having babies. This advanced technology is only available for those couples who want to use in vitro fertilization (IVF). The device can predict these chances before even starting treatment. In the past, not all doctors were so confident when estimating the likelihood of having babies.
To establish this, the couple needed first to complete a cycle of IVF. Without this, predictions would have been impossible or infelicitous. However, nowadays, using the pre-treatment calculator, women can receive some approximate odds concerning a possible pregnancy before starting the treatment.
The new device which is available online was created to generate specific characteristics of a couple thus determining their chances of becoming parents, without the need of intracytoplasmic sperm injection or multiple IVF cycles. The online system was announced to have been released by the British Medical Journal.
This will be prone to model the expectations of every couple, offering them an opportunity to prepare mentally and financially for what will come. The revolutionary tool underlined the information from the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) which gathered data based on all fertility treatments in the UK.
To reach to these results, scientists had analyzed the information coming from approximately 110,000 females. All these women have used their eggs and the sperm cells of their partner in more than 180,000 cycles of IVF which were registered to happen between 1999 and 2008.
The results of the study have proved in about 29% of the cases women succeeded in becoming mothers after only one cycle. On the other hand, 43% of females needed six complete cycles of IVF to have a baby. Experts have analyzed primary factors which were associated with a successful birth. Some of the factors were related to maternal age, the number of collected egg cells and also the reason for the treatment.
Based on all this data, specialists managed to generate this online system which is available on the website of the University of Aberdeen. Dr. David McLernon, who is the lead author of this revolutionary study, had argued that it is easier for women to use this sort of program without being urged to use cycles of IVF or ICSI just to determine the chance of a future pregnancy. Most likely, all couples desire to have a baby from their first attempt.
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