In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) : Success Rates, Risk, Procedure

IVF Treatment

In some ways it can be difficult to determine the success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF), it’s not as easy as saying it’ll work 6 out of 10 times or there’s a 15% chance of it working because in reality there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account when looking at IVF success rates. Success rates also can depend on the IVF clinic that you are using, the doctor you use, the state in which you are located, and the country in which you were born.

A lot of things that need to be considered before determining the success rates of IVF. The couple’s own personal success rate and infertility issues are a factor. Of course, every woman that has IVF is different. Some women’s infertility is more severe than others or some women could be seen as luckier than others.

Many times, the outcomes of IVF are greatly dependable on the couple’s own personal fertility problem. For example, if the woman’s eggs are of low quality, this means that woman’s success rates are going to be very different compared to a woman who is using a donor with low sperm quality and other fertilization factors.

One of the main issues and factors that has a big impact on the success rate is the woman’s age. Unfortunately, the older the female gets, the lower the quality of her eggs. This dramatically reduces her chances of being able to conceive. The same applies as the younger you are then the healthier your eggs are and therefore equating to the higher your chances of conceiving being.

Generally, women who are under the age of 30 have a one in four chance of success with IVF, whereas the case is much different for women who are over the age of 40. The IVF success rate for women over 40 drops from one in four to one in ten. Women who have been pregnant before and are having difficulties trying to conceive another child may have a greater chance of in vitro fertilization success than those who have not been pregnant or a had a child before.

Some evidence shows that women who are within a healthy weight range, which is defined as having a body mass index within the range of 19 to 30, are more likely to have successful IVF treatment than those who are overweight or underweight. Therefore, a woman may be advised by the doctor to lose some weight before trying IVF if she is overweight as it could increase your chances of having a successful result.

If she is underweight, the doctor may talk to her about gaining weight before starting IVF. This will certainly be the case if being underweight is causing any irregularities with her ovulation.

The average success rate is around 20%, but this can vary between countries, states, and the ages of the women of course. This is the percentage of the average chance of delivering a healthy baby for each cycle of treatment. There are cases in which a pregnancy can occur and there can be difficulties that result in problems with the baby or miscarriage, so these factors also need to be taken into consideration.

Couples who have already tried IVF or who are looking at trying IVF need to take into account that experts have said that if IVF has not worked then it will be unlikely to work after the third attempt. There are a lot of success stories about IVF, so percentage success rates, although they need to be taken into consideration, are not necessarily the whole story. It can be better to stay positive about IVF success and keep stress levels down to keep your body in a good state and more able to conceive.

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