Table of contents

  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • Collaborating IVF and GIFT units
  • Abbreviations
  • Highlights
    1. Introduction
    2. Treatment cycles and pregnancy rates
    • 2.1 Microinsemination
    1. IVF pregnancies
    • 3. l  Maternal and paternal characteristics
      • 3.1.1 Place of residence
      • 3.1.2 Parental age
      • 3.1.3 Previous pregnancies
      • 3.1.4 Duration of infertility
      • 3.1.5 Causes of infertility
    • 3.2  Management of IVF pregnancies
      • 3. 2.1 -Ovarian stimulation
      • 3.2.2 Treatment cycle in which pregnancy occurred
      • 3.2.3 Number of oocytes collected
      • 3.2.4 Number of embryos transferred
      • 3.2.5 Donor or frozen gametes and embryos
      • 3.2.6 Microinsemination
      • 3.2.7 Drugs used in luteal phase of pregnancy
    • 3. 3  Outcome of pregnancy
      • 3.3.1 Maternal death
      • 3.3. 2 Maternal age and outcome of pregnancy
      • 3.3.3 Spontaneous abortion
      • 3. 3.4 Ectopic pregnancy
      • 3.3.5 Selective reduction of fetuses
      • 3.3.6 Viable pregnancies of at least 20 weeks' gestation
      • 3. 3.7 Multiple pregnancies
      • 3.3.8 Method of delivery
      • 3.3.9 Sex of infants
      • 3.3.10 Birthweight
      • 3.3.11 Perinatal mortality
      • 3.3.12 Congenital malformations
    1. GIFT pregnancies
    • 4.l Maternal and paternal characteristics
      • 4.1.1 Place of residence
      • 4.1.2 Parental age
      • 4.1.3 Previous pregnancies
      • 4.1.4 Duration and causes of infertility
    • 4.2  Management of GIFT pregnancies
      • 4.2.1 Ovarian stimulation
      • 4.2.2 Number of oocytes collected and transferred
      • 4.2.3 Drugs used in luteal phase of pregnancy
    • 4.3  Outcome of pregnancy
      • 4. 3.1 Maternal deaths
      • 4.3.2 Spontaneous abortion and ectopic pregnancy
      • 4.3.3 Viable pregnancies of at least 20 weeks' gestation
      • 4.3.4 Multiple pregnancies
      • 4.3.5 Method of delivery
      • 4.3.6 Sex of infants
      • 4.3.7 Birthweight
      • 4.3.8 Perinatal mortality
      • 4.3.9 Congenital malformations
    • Tables
    • Bibliography
    • Appendix 1 Definitions
    • Appendix 2 Notification form