IVF Success

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains the factors and signs that contribute to having a successful In Vitro Fertilization
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IVF Success

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The pregnancy test is done about 10 days after the embryo or embryos are transferred into the woman's uterus. That test is very accurate. Obviously if it's negative we know that the embryos did not continue to grow. If it's positive, then we re-test in a few days to watch that pregnancy hormone rise telling us that the pregnancy is establishing. Pregnancy rates vary exactly with the woman's age. A woman under 35 today, we can estimate pregnancy rates at 65, 75 percent. Really high quality embryos with donor eggs can be 80 percent per cycle. By age 40 the pregnancy rates are down to about 25 percent. By age 42, 43, the pregnancy rates have fallen down to 10, maybe 15 at the most. So there's that gradual decline through the 30s but a very sharp fall off after 40. And that's why we encourage patients to come and start early with fertiility treatments if they feel they have an issue.

Fertility Specialist Hal Danzer, MD, explains the factors and signs that contribute to having a successful In Vitro Fertilization

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Hal Danzer, MD

Fertility Specialist

Co-founder and partner of the Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Hal C. Danzer, MD is an expert in reproductive medicine, including reproductive endocrinology, women’s health and fertility issues.  As one of the most respected specialists in the Los Angeles area, over the years Dr. Danzer has helped countless patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. 

Dr. Danzer, a reproductive endocrinologist, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and serves on the faculty of the UCLA Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program.  He is also Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Among his hospital appointments, Dr. Danzer served as Reproductive Endocrinologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as Attending Physician in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

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