Israeli scientists have found that a type of acid helps boost the odds of success for women trying to conceive by using their own eggs when undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The method had the best outcome for women in fertility treatments who are given the lowest prognosis of having a baby using their own eggs. 10 – 15 percent of couples worldwide have infertility problems, the researchers noted, and many are turning to artificial reproductive technologies including IVF. However, only about one-third of IVF cycles, on average, are successful. The clinical benefit of hyaluronic acid, a substance found in the human body, is believed to increase the likelihood of embryo implantation, which improves the potential for pregnancy and live births. There were 15 trials which showed an increase in birth rate in cases where a woman was implanted with her own fertilized egg and not in cases where donor eggs were used.
Although the cost of hyaluronic acid is expensive to utilize this brings into the armamentarium another tool to increase the odds of a successful implantation and pregnancy.