Healthy couples achieve pregnancy either with IUI method or ovulation induction treatment about 20% or a little more in a month. These treatments can be tried 3 or 4 times, but most pregnancies are obtained in the first months of treatment. Insisting the treatment more than 4 times will not increase the chance of getting pregnancy, for these situations, IVF will be the choice of treatment.
In order to reach a happy end in IVF treatment, it is necessary to believe to treatment without any despair. When pregnancy cannot be achieved in the first trial, it should not be given up. In some couples IVF treatment is not a one-time treatment, pregnancies are achieved after a few attempts.
The success rates of IVF treatment are increasing with the development of new methods and techniques. Therefore, if pregnancy cannot be achieved in the first attempt, the couples should have to try more IVF cycles.
In IVF treatment most women typically see success rates of 35-45% per cycle but the chance of conceiving in a month varies according to the age of the woman, and it can reach up to 50-60%.
The cumulative effect of 4 full cycles of IVF increases the chances of a successful pregnancy up to 70-90%. The chance of getting pregnant increases parallel with the number of trials in couples who do not have a specific problem.
If unsuccessful attempts affect the couples negatively, it may be necessary to interrupt or even stop the trials. However, there are couples who can have their babies with IVF treatment after many trials.
In Vitro Fertilization treatment can be done if the woman has not gone through menopause. Although there is no real age limit for women undergoing IVF, many women in their 40s have not high positive results. Between the ages of 40 and 44 having a baby chance is approximately a ten percent through IVF.
The most important factor that determine the success rate in IVF treatment is the correct diagnosis, correct patient selection and application of appropriate treatment methods rather than the number of trials.
The age of the couple, the duration of infertility, the male factor, obtaining high quality embryos, considering all the additional problems in men and women before starting treatment and the experience of the doctor are the most important factors affecting the success.
After unsuccessful attempts in IVF treatment, the chance may gradually decrease in repeated treatments. Therefore, before starting a new treatment cycle, all factors that may cause failure should be investigated in detail:
As conclusion, pregnancy is usually achieved on first IVF attempts but sometimes repeated trials may be required. The important thing is to identify all problems that may prevent success before starting treatment and help you to hold your baby in your arms with minimum financial and moral fatigue. An experienced doctor together with a high technology and high standard IVF laboratory, will increase the chance of IVF treatment success.