Navigation Links
Womens Mood Plays a Key Role in Infertility Treatment

A study of womens moods during IVF has found a strong relationship between negative mood and multiple embryo transfer.Dr Christopher Newton of the University Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre , London, Canada, said that his work could lead to better understanding of the importance of couples emotional health during IVF treatment, and the effect this has on their decision-making.

A reduction in the incidence of multiple pregnancies with IVF requires the transfer of fewer, and ideally only one, embryo (single embryo transfer, or SET). However, many women resist SET because they either favour a multiple pregnancy, or prefer to accept the risk rather than take the chance of not getting pregnant.

Research quite unrelated to infertility for example, in gambling or playing the lottery - had shown that decision-making could be influenced by particular mood states and by the individual tendencies of some people to engage in greater risk taking behaviour, said Dr Newton. We decided to see whether this was equally applicable in assisted reproduction.

The team asked 129 female infertility patients to undertake a standardised questionnaire, the Profile of Mood States (POMS), one month before hospital UVF treatment.

POMS measures such transient moods as anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue, and provides a total score of overall distress. The women also completed a Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI), that assesses and measures infertility-specific social, sexual, and relationship stress.

Finally, the women were asked to rate the desirability of having a twin or triplet versus a singleton pregnancy; the perceived likelihood or a twin or singleton pregnancy; and the desirability of SET.

Risk taking behaviour was measured by asking women to make a graded endorsement of a lower risk versus a higher risk option SET versus two embryo transfer (2ET), and 2ET versus three embryo transfer (3ET), and then rating the riskiness of each choice, said Dr. Newton.

We found a significant association between womens mood states and their perceptions of the likelihood of a multiple pregnancy. Women estimated their chance of having a multiple pregnancy as lower when they were experiencing more negative moods.

When asked to choose between SET and 2ET, women with more negative moods also rated their choices as more risky. One possible explanation is that negative moods lead women to knowingly make more risky choices.

In a follow up study, Dr. Newton and his team plan to determine whether providing women with accurate risk information will influence their decisions about how many embryos to transfer.

If infertility patients were to gain a better understanding or the risks and benefits of transferring more or fewer embryos, and the acceptability of SET were to increase, there could be huge benefits, not just emotional and physically to mothers and children, but also in terms of costs to healthcare systems, he said.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies
2. Diabetic Womens Death Rate Shows No Decline
3. Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases
4. Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress
5. Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress
6. Brain Plays Vital Role In Maintaining Bone Density
7. Leptin Hormone Plays Key Role In Losing Weight
8. Happiness Plays An Important Role In Success
9. Brain Plays Important Role In Diabetes Cure
10. Nervous System Plays Role In Stem Cell Regulation
11. Media Plays Crucial Role In Flu Vaccinations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Plano, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... taking part in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients ... for an award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic ... most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Tenn. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... automating, integrating and transforming the patient payment ... of several innovative new products and services ... of its revenue cycle offerings. These award-winning ... more efficient workflows, remain compliant in an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  The National ... has joined the health policy research organization as ... Romano , MD, senior vice president and chief ... company,s representative on the NPC Board of Directors. ... pleased that Mallinckrodt has joined us in support ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: