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When is it time to consider IVF?

When is it time to consider IVF?

  1. nikilake

    Hello all, how are you? What’s up these days? I faced many complications in becoming pregnant. I decided for embryo transfer. My dr advised me for this actually. Should I go for embryo transfer? Or not? My mother is very much worried about me. My husband is worried as well. Should I wait for more to become a naturally pregnant? I can not even sleep properly with this stress. Please help me with your experience. Wish me good luck. TIA.

    01/03/2018 at 5:55 am
  2. Dear nikilake,

    Statistics show that 30% of women who start trying to conceive are able to fall pregnant on the first menstrual cycle (1 month). 60% achieve it after 3 cycles (about 3 months), while 80% will get pregnant after 6 cycles (about 6 months). 85% of women are able to become pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.

    If, after 1 year, and provided that you are 30 years old or younger, pregnancy does not occur, you should visit a fertility specialist. If you’re 35 years or older, this period is reduced to 6 months. So, if you find yourself in any of these situations, my advice is that you should definitely go for IVF.

    Read more: What Happens at Your First Fertility Clinic Appointment?

    I hope this helps,


    01/09/2018 at 5:42 pm
  3. If you want to have a baby, time isn’t considered in any of the clinics. Because they try to get results and they always try to get the best results, results which suit your condition. Then, in the end they start the procedure. If you truly want to make your life beautiful make sure you have the proper treatment to get the best results. In the end it’s up to the doctor how much attention is given to you.

    01/24/2018 at 8:30 am
  4. Hey there. Hope you are in good health. Its sad to hear this.
    What is the reason behind you not being able to conceive?
    Nowadays there are many techniques to help you to be a mum. IVF, IUI, surrogacy, etc. are quite successful IVF has quite high success rate.
    You don’t worry about it. Everything’s gonna be fine.
    Best wishes.

    02/05/2018 at 4:06 pm
  5. Hi! I’m sorry you’re facing trouble conceiving. It’s dreadfully tough. But I’m sure that 2 years of unsuccessful trying are pointing onto conclusions. You shoud consult your doc the sooner the better. Because time never plays on our side during fertility treatments. Once referred to a fertility clinic you’ll get answers to what bothers you. They’ll find out the issues and offer the ways of solving the problem. I agree with ladies above – there are plenty of different options to achieve pregnancy. I would advise no more waiting.
    Me – 39 yo, passed 2 ivf cycles with ex partner (dx 0 low sperm quality). My AMH is extremelly low, right ovary never responded to treatment. Considering egg donation as well. One more thng – it’s easier to struggle the issue if you know it. Wish you all the best, hun

    03/09/2018 at 5:11 pm
  6. Niki lake, I am sorry to hear your story, don’t lose hope, there is a lot you can do to deal with your infertility issue. Have you tried seeing a good fertility doctor? I think it’s too soon to move on to egg donation if you have no major complications. PGD will determine how healthy the embryos are. IVF has been one of the most effective and common used treatments for infertility. There are many options you can look into. Involve your partner to look for options for fertility treatments. First and foremost you have to manage a healthy lifestyle prior to IVF treatment, this will enhance the quality of the eggs and prepare them to be fertilized. It is very essential that you must quit smoking, drinking, and excessive exercise. Do yoga or meditate instead. Plan a holiday with your partner and relax before going for any treatment. I wish you luck

    03/21/2018 at 2:33 pm
  7. Hey dear! You should consider IVF as a last chance as a treatment for infertility.In case If your doctor believes that there are other options that you might look for like medicines, or surgical treatments that you better go these initially.It is not that considered lightly. I would suggest you take your time.
    You should be confident and comfortable enough to go for this procedure.you might face many hurdles as this is a long-term process.This often takes between weeks or two months.
    BTW that’s the assumption made from the forums I have been to. But this depends on how quickly your body responds to various medications .adding there’s a lot you have to do in that time.
    hence this needs your patience and trust that you would end up with the positive result.
    Before making any decision you must know each and everything about the procedure. I would suggest you look for such forums and discussions that might help you out understanding the procedures.
    You may ask queries from the person who have been through this.this would help you gain much confidence. And understand all pros and cons.
    Once you are done with all this you should go for this treatment.wishing you good luck and health. XX

    03/22/2018 at 7:10 pm
  8. Hello,

    Sorry to hear that, but I would suggest to visit Fertility expert who will guide you and properly diagnose the problem behind not getting pregnant. There are many infertility treatment like IVF, IUI, surrogacy etc doctor will guide you according to your issue.
    Don’t lose hope and give your best.

    04/09/2018 at 9:01 am
  9. Hi, lovelies! Hope everyone’s well. Just a quick update. We’ve been already through the 1st consultation with our new clinic. We were amazed at how it all passed. We were met at the airport and taken straight to the clinic. Got acquainted with the dr and told this lovely woman all things involved into previous strugglings. She studied our medical records. We underwent needed testings. She took time to explain the procedure. (We’ve opted for DE IVF this time.) Evaluated our chances which seem to be quite good. I know we shouldn’t count on the very first att. but feel we’re on the right way. We’re satisfied with the clinic choice done. Liked the things throughout the clinic kept clean and sterile. Both clinic and lab have everyone with shoecovers which means they care. Just in case got to know more about surrogacy there..Better get best prepared..

    05/29/2018 at 1:10 pm
  10. Have a good consultation with a fertility expert!
    They’ll take you through your previous medical history including conditions etc. Then they’ll talk you through the next steps and what kinds of things they need to understand to get a full picture. The appointment is for the couple, not just for you, as you are in this together. It’s only made with a gynecologist because it’s mostly woman focussed, but your OH needs to be involved. They might discuss your weight, it depends how overweight you are. If your BMI is over a set amount then they will point towards that as something that needs to be worked on, as it will effect your chances of getting IVF, if you need to go down that route. The doc will also ask you about your diet, your stress levels, your habits and any vitamins you take. There are a number of tests your doctor will likely request after seeing you:
    Progesterone CD21 Blood Test
    LH, FSH, Estrogen, Progesterone & Testosterone CD2-5 Blood Test
    Ultrasound on Uterus
    HSG Scan
    Everything your doc requests is to give them a better picture of why you haven’t conceived yet. Work with them and try to get your tests done as quickly is possible to ensure you speed through the process, as it can be draining and a long drawn out process. Sometimes you may need to repeat tests, this is just to double check results, don’t be too alarmed.
    At the end of these hurdles, you will be given options for your treatment and one day. It’ll all be worth it because you’ll have your baby.
    Stay strong!!

    10/12/2018 at 11:24 am
  11. Hi honey! I’ve been through loads of stressful days concerning ivf treatments. Our first 2 shots with own eggs failed dramatically. We had to move onto donor eggs. Here’s what I wanted to tell you on what to expact during the your first appointment with fertility counselor. It will be a discussion and form filling in mainly. Nothing to worry about. They will take a history from both of you and talk through the tests you may need in coming months. Just because your husband’s semen analysis is okay this doesn’t mean that they will only consider you. He will probably be asked at some point to give another sample which will have a more detailed analysis. You are in it together so they will always prefer to talk to you both together. It also helps as any slightly abnormal results I got sent me into hysterics and total over reaction where as my husband listened properly and responded calmly! They will want to see you both for the first appointment but don’t tend to mind for further appointments. Most tests are covered by the NHS (obviously still a post code lottery) but some treatments are only available on the NHS if neither of you have children from a previous relationship. The eligibility varies between trusts but in general I think this is one reason why they like to establish history at the first appointment so they can advise on what is free and what isn’t. Also it requires the two of you to make the baby so at times they will need to discuss your partner’s results with you so.will need consent to share this (even just confirming his semen analysis is fine with you is a data protection issue of not). They will ask you to sign consent forms for this on your first visit. Wish you successful fertility road ahead!

    10/12/2018 at 11:31 am
  12. Hi there. I’m sorry to hear you’re facing trouble conceiving. I’ve been there too. The most basic way to decide when to see a doctor is based on your age and the amount of time you’ve been actively trying to get pregnant. Trying here is simply defined as having regular intercourse without birth control. Generally, fertility experts recommend that you come in for an evaluation if:
    You are under 35 with regular cycles and haven’t become pregnant after 1 year.
    You are 35 to 39 with regular cycles and haven’t become pregnant after 6 months..
    You are 40 or over with regular cycles and haven’t become pregnant after 3 months.
    These guidelines are informed by statistics. An average woman in her 30s has a 15% to 20% chance of getting pregnant in an average month. After 4 or 5 months have passed, around 60% of women will have gotten pregnant. And the pregnancy rates begin to fall each month after that. Down to a tiny 1% or 2% per month after a year has passed. As women get older, their fertility begins to decline more quickly. Which is why time is of the essence and you should make the call earlier once you’ve passed the cutoff age of 35.
    Even though it’s just statistics I wouldn’t wait for more being in your shoes. You should get the problem nailed the sooner the better and then seek for the best solutions together with your fertility Dr. Wishing you all the best of luck.

    12/13/2018 at 10:22 am
  13. So when to opt for IVF and why it’s done? IVF is a treatment for infertility or genetic problems. If IVF is performed to treat infertility. You and your partner might be able to try less invasive treatment options before attempting IVF. including fertility drugs to increase production of eggs or IUI. Sometimes, IVF is offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over age 40. IVF can also be done if you have certain health conditions. For example, IVF may be an option if you or your partner has:
    Fallopian tube damage or blockage. This cause makes it difficult for an egg to be fertilized or for an embryo to travel to the uterus.
    Ovulation disorders. If ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization.
    Premature ovarian failure. It’s the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don’t produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or have eggs to release regularly.
    Endometriosis which occurs when the uterine tissue implants and grows outside of the uterus. It often affects the function of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes.
    Uterine fibroids which are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg.
    Previous tubal sterilization or removal. If you’ve had tubal ligation and want to conceive, IVF may be an alternative to tubal ligation reversal.
    Impaired sperm production or function. Below-average sperm concentration. weak movement of sperm. abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg. If semen abnormalities are found, your partner might need to see a specialist to determine if there are correctable problems or underlying health concerns.
    Unexplained infertility which means no cause of infertility has been found despite evaluation for common causes.
    A genetic disorder. If you or your partner is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder to your child, you may be candidates for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. After the eggs are harvested and fertilized, they’re screened for certain genetic problems. although not all genetic problems can be found. Only the embryos that don’t contain identified problems can be transferred to the uterus.
    Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions. If you’re about to start cancer treatment. such as radiation or chemotherapy, that could harm your fertility, IVF for fertility preservation may be an option. Women can have eggs harvested from their ovaries and frozen in an unfertilized state for later use. Or the eggs can be fertilized and frozen as embryos for future use.

    01/17/2019 at 9:46 am
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