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Postby ogr1 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:54 pm

blow ups are when the boys have huge tempertatrum.

it is hard for our kids. they have been in and out of about 20 foster homes. have been rejected by there birth parents.
some are crak babies and some moms drank so much that they are permently damaged.

so when the kids get to frustrated they lose all control.
sometimes they have to be restrained . we have had to call the police a couple of times.
but they need to learn that no matter what they are responsible for there actions.
hope this helps
becky
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Re: Can IVF be done without the drugs??

Postby Bruce123 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:59 am

It's cheaper, less risky for the mother and more effective for older women - why more couples are taking a natural approach to fertility treatment:

Fertility treatment has given thousands the chance to have their own family. But a growing number of women, concerned about the potential risks of the drugs used, are choosing natural IVF instead.

Like standard IVF, it can help women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, or endometriosis, men with low quality sperm or who suffer with impotency or premature ejaculation, and couples with unexplained infertility.
Standard IVF is 'stimulated' - drugs are used to prompt the woman's ovaries to produce several eggs, rather than just one. These eggs are later mixed with her partner's or a donor's sperm in the hope they will become fertilised.

Women take a course of ovarian-suppression hormones to shut down their menstrual cycle, so doctors can control ovulation. Then they will take follicle-stimulating hormones to boost egg production.

When the eggs are ripe, they have to take the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin for egg collection.

Finally she will be given artificial progesterone to help the embryo implant in the womb.

The advantage of stimulating egg production is that there are more eggs to fertilise. However, this carries the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. when the ovaries swell, causing pain, nausea and vomiting - in its severe form, it can be fatal. Up to 6 per cent of women undergoing IVF are affected.

In a natural IVF cycle, doctors use ultrasound to monitor a woman's monthly cycle and check that the blood supply to her developing egg is healthy.

Just as the egg is ready to ripen, it is removed and, as with conventional IVF, it is introduced to the sperm in a petri dish.

Once fertilised, it is implanted in the womb. Drugs are used only to block the egg ovulating before it is harvested. This method is thought to be particularly helpful when treating older women. Their ovaries are more fragile and need gentler handling.

'A more natural approach is likely to yield better quality eggs and a healthier lining of the womb,' says Dr Geeta Nargund, head of reproductive medicine at St George's Hospital and medical director of the private Create Health Clinic.

'Nearly half of all eggs collected in standard IVF cycles are chromosomally abnormal and so are

less likely to result in a healthy, full-term baby.'
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