A Taste of IVF Over 40

What’s Stopping My Embryos From Falling Out?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I found a blog from Dr. Licciardi at http://infertilityblog.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html. He says:

“Can embryos fall out of the uterus through the cervix? Maybe they can. They do get up into the tubes. Pregnancies in the cervix are extremely rare, so I would think that the number of embryos traveling down the cervix would be pretty low. On the other hand, maybe the cervix is such a bad place for an embryo, it doest grow well there. Does this mean that some women have a leaky cervix explaining their repeated lack of pregnancy? It may. My feeling is that the cervix is made to block out bad things and keep in good things. The theory has been proposed before, it’s just such a tough thing to prove.”

Makes me feel a little better.

I’d recommend reading heaps of his blogs, a bit like a good book on IVF, if you have some spare time.  They describe patient situations, give further information about common and rarer problems, and explain the pros and cons for different treatments.


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