Everything you need to know about IVF Failure

About IVF Failure

Accepting the unacceptable fact of your being infertile is not an easy rope to hoe for couples or individuals who are trying hard to complete their families. The fertility treatments indeed come as a ray of hope for these people, but one cannot deny that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures are stressful. Living in speculations about whether the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment would work or not can take a toll on the physical, financial, and mental health of couples undergoing these treatments. Countless couples and individuals visit fertility clinics for their IVF treatments. Couples experiencing male and female infertility issues book their appointment with the best IVF doctors at Crysta IVF centre.

Owing to the modern technologies, cutting-edge equipment, fertility doctors’ expertise, and state-of-the-art infrastructure at best IVF clinics, the IVF success rates are high for most couples. But did you know that IVF treatment fails too? Hard to agree but have to! Let us have a look at the statistics for IVF cycle failure.

A report presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that out of 231,936 IVF cycles performed in 2015 (U.S.), only 60,778 IVF cycles resulted in live births. That being said, only around 25 percent of IVF cycles led to successful deliveries. The report also showed that the scenario was considerably inferior for women over age 40.

In IVF treatments, the ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t work at all. The success rate of IVF first time is high, but some women fail to conceive even after undergoing 3-4 full cycles of IVF treatment and 4-5 Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) cycles. It is vital to learn and understand the prominent causes of IVF failure and how you can prevent it.

Reasons for IVF failure

The anger and frustration after experiencing IVF failure is natural. But you or your partner should not be blamed for a failed IVF cycle. There are countless factors behind the failure of an IVF treatment. Your IVF doctor would be the best person to educate you about the probable reasons for IVF failure.

  • Quality of the embryos

For successful implantation and healthy pregnancy, high-quality embryos play a crucial role. These are important, especially for the blastocyst stage during an IVF cycle. Good-quality embryos containing 6-10 cells have higher chances of developing into viable blastocysts. Also, embryos containing chromosomal abnormalities may fail to implant, thereby impacting the IVF success. Genetic health testing of embryos is essential to prevent IVF cycle failure. The maternal uterus has nothing to do with the IVF failure as it is something related to the flawed embryos.

  • Poor ovarian response

IVF cycle failure also occurs when a woman’s ovaries and body fail to respond well to the fertility medications used for In Vitro Fertilization treatment. The poor ovarian response is responsible for IVF failure as it affects oocyte production and decreases the possible chances of conception.

  • Lifestyle factors

Your lifestyle habits and choices play a vital role in determining whether you are the right candidate for IVF or not. A healthy lifestyle comprising a nutritious fertility diet can increase your chances of implantation and successful pregnancy. A male or female partner who is indulged heavily in regular consumption of alcohol or has smoking habits is an elevated risk of IVF cycle failure.

IVF failure symptoms

While pregnancy-related symptoms are recognized by the presence of specific changes that take place in your body, including nausea and tender breasts, IVF failure symptoms are recognized when there’s an absence of particular symptoms like vaginal discharge, fatigue, abdominal cramps, and pain. Some of the prevalent symptoms of successful implantation after IVF are:

  • Spotting or light bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Notable changes in basal body temperature
  • Sore breasts
  • Migraine like headaches

In most failed IVF cases, women with failed implantation and IVF cycle failure have experienced the absence of these symptoms.

Coping with IVF failure

Giving up and being stressed about your loss is not how you cope up with IVF failure. Getting back to normalcy as soon as possible is a must to take your journey to parenthood to the next level. Take your time and understand what’s going on in your body. You never know your next IVF cycle could be a successful one. Giving yourself another try, thinking positive, and making specific changes in your lifestyle can help you combat a failed IVF cycle’s negativity.

IVF failure, what next?

Based on your medical history and the pertinent reasons for IVF failure, the fertility specialist may consider changing the salt or dosage of fertility medications used in your previous cycle. In cases where there’s some issue related to the quality of eggs or embryos, the fertility specialist prescribes preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to check for any chromosomal abnormality in the eggs or embryos. With the help of PGS testing, it is easier to pick only the viable embryos for implantation. In the cases where eggs and embryos are healthy, successful implantation may occur in the next IVF cycle.

Contact Crysta IVF Centre

If you have recently suffered a failed IVF, we can help you in your next cycle. At Crysta IVF, we have a dedicated team of highly-experienced IVF doctors who can guide you on how you can improve your chances of implantation followed by a healthy pregnancy. For more assistance, you can book an appointment with Crysta IVF centre and get instant help.