Gap Between 2 Consequent IVF Cycles – What You Should Know

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IVF or in vitro fertilization treatment at an IVF center in Delhi or any city is a different experience for a couple willing to become parents. Some couples conceive in the very first cycle of the IVF treatment while some have to go for more than one cycle. If you are going through the IVF treatment, you have a few concerns over its success, failure, and the need for more than a cycle. Keep reading this post to educate yourself. 

Why does IVF fail or why do some couples face IVF failure? 

Keep in mind that IVF is a fragile science if you want to have success in your fertility treatment. For successful egg fertilization and conception, the quality of the egg and sperm must be normal and viable. And the egg fertilization should result in a healthy embryo. And after the implantation, the embryo should develop normally. Several factors make the IVF treatment success or failure. Here are some reasons why IVF fails    

  • No viable eggs – In the IVF treatment, experts administer fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries for more egg production and release at a time. After the retrieval, the experts mix eggs with sperm for the fertilization process. In some cases at a certain age (usually above 35-40), the eggs of a female are not suitable for successful fertilization. After 30, females have a sharp decline in the number of eggs left with them.  
  • Unsuccessful fertilization – No successful fertilization leads to an IVF failure. It can be due to poor eggs and sperm. 
  • Embryo implantation – To conceive through IVF, successful implantation of the embryo is crucial. Unsuccessful embryo implantation occurs due to two reasons – a lack of appropriate uterine atmosphere and any abnormalcy in the embryo. Experts should conduct genetic testing on embryos before using the same for uterine transfer. It can help the experts to identify the abnormalities and facilitate the implantation process to make it successful.    
  • Inappropriate follicles – If a woman is above 35 years of age, she lacks sufficient follicles to form enough healthy eggs.   
  • Lifestyle – Your lifestyle affects the success of your IVF treatment. To make your treatment successful, you should have a healthy lifestyle. It includes a healthy & balanced diet, strict restrictions on smoking and drinking, light to moderate exercises, weight management, and a safe distance from stress and anxiety.   

After the failure of an IVF cycle, what is next for you?

At first, both of you should take time to get rid of your grief after an IVF. You have an emotional toll on you due to pregnancy loss or not successful embryo transfer. It is time to talk to your doctor for a better option and go through counseling to get rid of what you are facing.   

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After becoming normal or getting over the issue caused by an IVF failure, you should plan to move ahead. You can consider these options:

  • Another try for IVF – If you decide to have one more cycle of the IVF treatment, you should discuss the adjustments needed to make IVF treatment successful this time. Based on several factors, your doctor may recommend genetic testing and allied options before starting the IVF treatment again.  
  • Donor egg/sperm – Healthy eggs and sperm are crucial for successful embryo implantation. As a couple, you should be ready to go with a donor egg or sperm if the doctor states that your egg or sperm is not healthy for fertilization and embryo development.    

What is the right time to make another attempt at IVF treatment?

You may have a query on the right timing for the next IVF cycle. Before you move to have one more IVF cycle, you should know the following points:

  • Understand why your first IVF cycle meets a failure 
  • Talk to experts about the gap between two consequent IVF cycles. As per the available studies, there is no link between failed and consequent IVF cycles in terms of success in it  
  • The success of an IVF cycle completely depends on maternity age, quality of egg and sperm, lifestyle, and the selection of embryo for transfer. 

Take away 

An IVF failure is highly painful for you. And you feel everything is against you. However, you should not lose hope. You should take enough time to get rid of the emotional toll and associated issues you have and prepare yourself to move ahead. Counseling and doctor consultation can help you. And after getting better, you should try for another IVF cycle or adopt a child to become a parent. 

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