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Controlled Clinical Trial
. 2006 May;85(5):1404-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2005.10.035. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Impact of Hypnosis During Embryo Transfer on the Outcome of in Vitro Fertilization-Embryo Transfer: A Case-Control Study

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Controlled Clinical Trial

Impact of Hypnosis During Embryo Transfer on the Outcome of in Vitro Fertilization-Embryo Transfer: A Case-Control Study

Eliahu Levitas et al. Fertil Steril. .

Abstract

Objective: To investigate whether hypnosis during ET contributes to successful IVF/ET outcome.

Design: Case-control clinical study.

Setting: Academic Fertility and IVF Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Patient(s): Infertile couples undergoing IVF.

Intervention(s): Ninety-eight IVF/ET cycles with hypnosis during the ET procedure were matched with 96 regular IVF/ET cycles.

Main outcome measures: Comparison of clinical pregnancy and implantation rates between the two groups.

Result(s): We obtained 52 clinical pregnancies out of 98 cycles (53.1%) with an implantation rate of 28% among hypnosis IVF/ET cycles, and 29 out of 96 (30.2%) clinical pregnancies and an implantation rate of 14.4% in the control cycles. Our overall IVF program pregnancy rate for the same period was 32.1%. Logistic regression analysis was performed emphasizing the positive contribution of hypnosis to the IVF/ET conception rates.

Conclusion(s): This study suggests that the use of hypnosis during ET may significantly improve the IVF/ET cycle outcome in terms of increased implantation and clinical pregnancy rates. Furthermore, it seems that the patients' attitude to the treatment was more favorable.

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