CptSpacely wrote:I'm new here, but I'm interested in this subject since I also have to use IVF to conceive. I found links to the studies you're referring to towards the bottom of Caryn's post here:
BTW - I'm very sorry for your loss.
sam10 wrote:One of the risks with any ART including IVF is the risks of mulitples, which then in turn also increases the risk of PE/HELLP (especially for those who had PE/HELLP in a previous pregnancy). More placenta means more risk.
For those who do IVF and are already at higher risk for PE due to a previous PE pregnancy it is usually recommended to do a single-egg-transfer.
caryn wrote:A couple new studies I haven't discussed in the research write-ups:
This is very poorly understood - researchers start saying things about Tregs that go right over my head when I ask about it, and I think it's partly because they're not sure yet, either, what might be going on, so they can't teach it to me yet - and so I would definitely as your RE and your MFMs to talk about this to you.
What's odd is that even traditional IVF causes the maternal immune system to respond differently. I can only speculate that it has something to do with the way that the embryos are cultured in the laboratory.
So I am really interested in the link between the IVF itself, without multiples, and pre-e. Just by instinct, not knowing about any of these studies, I asked my MFM about a possible link between the IVF and HELLP. He was adament that there was no link. I am really interested to read that my instincts were probably correct.
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