Trudy C. M. Trimbos-Kemper

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The present study compares the evidence of pregnancy and delivery among in-vitro fertilization (IVF) parents (45 couples), other formerly infertile parents (35 couples) and fertile parents (35 couples). All deliveries concerned primaparous women and singleton births. In addition, the burden of fertility treatments was investigated. Results show that the(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate long-term infertile couples in regard to their well-being. The design of the study consisted of a structured questionnaire. Husband and wife answered a written questionnaire each in a different place in their home. Wives and husbands of 108 childless couples with a long-term infertility participated. Seven(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate factors that may influence the well-being of long-term infertile couples. One hundred and eight childless couples with a long-term infertility completed a structured questionnaire. Three groups of independent variables were discerned: sociodemographic factors, factors associated with infertility and the desire to have(More)
Long-term infertile couples often reflect seriously on their desire for a child. By investigating involuntarily childless couples we might get a better understanding of the intensity of the desire for the first child, the motives behind this desire and the difference between men and women in these respects. In this study among 108 couples with a mean(More)
BACKGROUND Tubal ectopic pregnancy can be surgically treated by salpingectomy, in which the affected Fallopian tube is removed, or salpingotomy, in which the tube is preserved. Despite potentially increased risks of persistent trophoblast and repeat ectopic pregnancy, salpingotomy is often preferred over salpingectomy because the preservation of both tubes(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate expectant management in asymptomatic patients with an initial serum beta-hCG titer of <2,500 IU/l and to determine the independent ability of initial serum beta-hCG titers and trend of serum beta-hCG to predict successful expectant management. A cohort of patients (N0418) with suspected ectopic pregnancy (EP) between(More)
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