The level of progesterone: basic in the pregnancy rate following IVF
Ginemed´s reproduction unit links the hormone rate registered the day of egg retrieval with a positive course of pregnancy.

The importance of progesterone in a woman’s life is already known, highlighting particularity its value during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy, though before now, its importance in terms of the results pursuing a favourable course of pregnancy in Assisted Reproduction treatment such as IVF, was unknown. In this line of work, a group of researchers from Ginemed Clinicas have confirmed that the level of progesterone registered the day egg collection has an influence on the pregnancy rate for embryo transfer.

Carrying out the study, the scientists at the Reproduction unit at Ginemed analysed the levels of progesterone of 282 women who were carrying out IVF treatment and embryo transfers in fresh. Determining these hormonal levels, the experts explain as a summary of their investigation, how the analysis of the hormonal levels were carried out the same day as egg retrieval.

The results of this investigation, which have been presented in the 69th Annual Congress of the American Society of Reproductive medicine, revealed that the pregnancy rates obtained were different in accordance with the value of progesterone registered. The hormonal status, which involved in large part the pregnancy rates (Between 7 and 10 ng.ml) coincided in every case with the average concentration analysed amongst women who were object of the study. (8.2 ng/ml). 

The summary of this study has been published in the September edition of the magazine Fertility and Sterility, with the investigation and research signed by J. C. García Lozano, M. Dorado, E. Traverso Morcillo, E. Troncoso Dantas, P. Sánchez Martín y F. Sánchez Martín from the Reporduction Unit at Ginemed.