Saw OB first time today. All good. Cause of my age and weight I am high risk which I knew so will see her more often.
A copy and paste from Monash's newsletter today re a current lining study...
There is some evidence that the thickness of the endometrium may be associated with poorer outcomes following IVF. For example, a very thin endometrium may be associated with a slightly lower pregnancy rate. A thicker endometrium on the other hand has been associated with higher pregnancy rates following IVF but also with an increased rate of placenta previa, a condition where the placenta is attached too low in the uterus. This happens in 1 in 250 naturally conceived pregnancies.
This project is investigating the subtle muscle contractions of the uterus known as “uterine peristalsis” during the time of implantation of a fertilised embryo into the uterus. It is thought that these contractions may be more prominent in women with a thicker endometrium. Although we don’t know for sure, these contractions may have the potential to shift the embryos into a different spot than where it was deposited. Our study hypothesises that the thickness of the endometrial lining is related to these contractions; i.e. the thicker the endometrial lining the higher the frequency of the contractions.
If a relationship between the thickness of the endometrium is linked to the uterine contractions it could potentially explain why embryos sometimes implant low in the uterine cavity or in rare circumstances end up implanting in the fallopian tube as an ectopic pregnancy. Additionally, this may lead to future studies looking at screening for and potentially treating higher risk women with medications to decrease uterine muscle activity at the time of transfer.
Recruitment for this study is ongoing and is offered to patients receiving treatment at our Clayton clinic.
@Billie2 - Fantastic start hun hope your cycle continues to go so well x
@midnite01 - Great that you can get started good luck x
@calypso75 - Great you have a new plan, hope you can put it in place soon. Very interesting info on the elevated mitochondrial DNA might look into that myself out of interest. We could all do with a fairy god mother haha!
@Blossom74 - Good luck for your skype appointment hope all goes well x
@AnnaMM - Hope your ob appointment went well its good that they have a close eye on you x
I've been unwell today and last night.. Spent all day in bed. 2 eggies have fertilised today. Thanks for well wishes. Hopfulky feeling human tomorrow.
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