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Second IVF failed – what’s next?

Second IVF failed – what’s next?

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">Marlene</span>

    I’m at my wit’s end. My second round of IVF came out negative. I’m beyond devastated and don’t know what to do anymore. It’s also financially draining us, we hardly were able to afford our two cycles, but a third one would be a disaster! Please help me, my husband and I don’t know if we should continue or not.

    12/19/2020 at 9:28 am
  2. Hello Marlene,

    I’m so sorry to hear this. However, it is important to not lose hope and to look for a second medical opinion.

    In cases of repeated IVF failures, there is an underlying condition that has remained undetected so far and which is why it is important to get a second opinion of a different specialist since he might detect the cause which your current doctor didn’t. The medical reasons could be, as said before, an incomplete diagnosis of the infertility cause, low quality of the gametes, presence of genetic alterations or immunological disorders, among others. Depending on your diagnosis, you might opt for different fertility treatment with a better pregnancy outcome.

    Here you have some tips on how to cope with a negative IVF result and what to do next: IVF Failure – Staying Positive & Options for Success.

    Should you need help in finding a fertility clinic, you can use our fertility report. This tool is free of charge and provides you with a list of fertility clinics in your preferred area as well as individual fertility treatment options. Furthermore, you get also a cost estimate of the different treatments and possible discount programs so that you know what to expect when it comes to payment.

    Wish you all the best and stay strong.

    12/20/2020 at 9:32 am
  3. Hi!

    I don’t know if this is the appropriate thread, when not, please delete it.

    I’m planning on getting IVF on the NHS and was wondering how many IVF attempts are covered by our public health care system. I also would like to know how many IVF cycles are safe for your health and when it’s time to give up. I know, I haven’t even started yet but I’m extremely anxious and want to prepared for everything.

    12/22/2020 at 10:30 pm
    • Hello Liv,

      a general answer as to how many IVF cycles are covered by the NHS is difficult to provide.

      The decision on who can have access to IVF and how many attempts are granted is made by the local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and their criteria may be stricter than those recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Also, the requirements and number of cycles differ according to the region you live in. While in some areas you can get up to three cycles, in some other regions you are only eligible for 1 or a maximum of 2.

      For this reason, I recommend you speak with a specialist in your area about your eligibility for NHS-founded fertility treatment. If you want to have an overview of fertility clinics in Great Britain, I suggest you have a look at our clinic directory.

      How many IVF cycles you want to undergo is a personal decision and also depends on your overall well-being since a fertility treatment takes its toll both emotionally and physically. Generally, there are no limits but specialists recommend a maximum of 3 IVF cycles since the cumulative effect of three full IVF cycles increases the pregnancy chances to 45-53%.

      Hope this answers your questions,

      All the best.

      12/24/2020 at 9:52 am