What to do after a failed infertility treatment?
IVF treatment may be recommended if the fallopian tubes are clogged in females, infertility due to male factors, or when previous methods of fertility treatment have failed.
IVF is an invasive and expensive treatment.
The average cost for an IVF cycle varies between several hundred million.
In the treatment of IVF, assisted reproductive drugs are used to stimulate the ovaries.
After that, the egg is removed and combined with sperm to form an embryo.
After three to five days, one or two embryos are transferred into the uterus.
Sometimes, an IVF cycle cannot transfer embryos or has embryo transfer but does not lead to pregnancy.
However, a failed IVF cycle does not mean that the next time there will be the same result.
On average, it takes 2.7 cycles for each couple treated for IVF to become pregnant.
The success rate will be higher for young women.
When an IVF cycle fails, the doctor will consider whether some adjustments can be made on the next attempt or it is possible to switch to taking the donor’s egg.
After the treatment of infertility fails, couples may decide to try again, look for another method or not continue treatment.
Unsuccessful infertility treatment can cause couples to feel frustrated and stressed.
This is completely normal as research has shown on the first or even second attempt the success rate is very low.
An unsuccessful treatment will cost time, money will have a mental impact, but one or two cycles of failure does not mean that they have run out of hope.
The pairs need more time or another treatment plan.