How many times do I need to try IVF before giving up?

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    Hello, I’ve heard that IVF never works the first time, is it true? Then why investing such a huge amount of our money on it?


    January 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Hello ROSE,

    that statement is not true: of course IVF can work the first time. Some women achieve so, others don’t. It depends on a great number of factors. Assisted reproduction is not 100% effective, just as natural pregnancy: embryo implantation does not occur always.

    Each assisted reproduction technique counts on its own success rates. However, understanding IVF statistics can become a bit complicated, since many aspects can be taken into account. Be it as it may, many women have achieved pregnancy the very first time; others may need even three or fours attempts. The good news is that success rats of IVF are cumulative, that is, they increase with each attempt.

    Each case must be treated and analyzed individually.

    Hope this helps,

    Best wishes

    January 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm