How many IVF cycles did it take you to get pregnant?

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    K. Chapman

    Hey, what’s up?

    My husband and I have fertility problems and we’re undergoing our second IVF cycle, but earlier we did 3 inseminations. Actually at the very beginning I was a little more excited but now I’m kinda disappointed because it’s taking too long…

    I’d like to know how many times on average do I need to try IVF before it works.

    Thank you very much,

    Kind regards

    08/31/2015 at 8:42 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility Counselor

    The current average is of 2-4 IVF attempts, but it is only indicative as it depends on each case, the fertility problem, and the number of transfers that can be done at each attempt.

    It depends on the recommendations given by your gynecologist but also on how emotionally prepared you are to deal with possible failure and of course on your economic status.

    In many cases, experts recommend to turn to ICSI when prior IVF attempts have failed, since it allows a more specific selection of the spermatozoon to be done.

    Ask your doctor at any rate. Good luck!

    09/01/2015 at 3:49 pm
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    FreddieIVF

    Hey! My wife and I underwent IVF a few months ago and it finally worked after 7 attempts… She’s 42 years old now. My advice is that hope is the last thing you lose. I would also recommend you to turn to another clinic, because maybe the doctors at your center are not as experts as they pretend to… Believe me YOU CAN! 😀 Wishing you all the best.

    09/01/2015 at 6:03 pm
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    DREAMING

    Hello, I’ve a question. I experienced menstrual problems a while ago, when I was 23. Later, when I was 34 I had a miscarriage and my periods are absent ever since. I want to have a baby now and I don’t know what to do. Obviously I know I can’t achieve pregnancy naturally but I’d like to know whether I could undergo IVF. If so, where? Please, kindly if anyone could help me make my dream come true, I’d be eternally grateful 😉

    09/02/2015 at 8:56 am
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    Rimz1976

    Just don’t give up!!!

    11/17/2015 at 3:39 am
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    Katia Mazur Paulino

    Hi I’m from Canada and tried IVF 2 times, a fresh transfer of 1 embryo and a frozen one, both did not work. At the time I was overweight. In total I spent about 8000$ and it did not worked, I lost about 40 pounds and have 1 left frozen embryo and would like to know if I have a high chance of getting pregnant this time. Thanks.

    06/13/2017 at 10:52 pm
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      Sandra F.
      Fertility Counselor

      Dear Katia,

      Losing excess weight before undergoing IVF treatment can improve the success rates. In fact, having a healthy body and an optimum weight is beneficial not only for having a smooth pregnancy, but for delivering a healthy child. According to statistics, women with normal weight (with a Body Mass Index below 20) have higher live birth rates than obese women. So, yes, you might have a higher chance of getting pregnant this time.

      It depends, however, on other factors, such as your age, endometrial growth, etc. Ask your doctor about all the factors that might be involved in addition to your weight.

      I hope I have been able to help,

      Best wishes

      06/14/2017 at 10:45 am
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    Angela Nilsson

    Hello, I’m Angela, 38. I’m waiting for my baby but I’ve used surrogacy, actually I’d had some experience before it. Firstly, you have to do general urine analysis, blood chemistry, hormones analisys and a smear. The man also needs to pass the sperm for carrying out the spermogram and a smear from the urethra. Generally it is safe and each repeated attempt increases the chances of success by analyzing and correcting failures on the first attempt. IVF didn’t help me. I’ve made the first IVF in the age of 31 and BFN. Other results are the same, but I know some pairs who were doing it with 2-3 month interval and finally BFP. So my answer as you wish.
    Good luck

    06/26/2017 at 3:14 pm
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    irina

    The second one worked for me. Maybe doctors need to look into it and see what is the problem. Maybe you need surrogacy or s donor program.

    04/14/2018 at 5:19 pm
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    wellspring1

    Hello,
    In 2-4 attempts IVF treatment gets success. As it depends on the infertility issue with the couples. It also depends how strong intended mother is physically and mentally. The more you are strong and positive the faster results you will get.

    04/16/2018 at 9:09 am
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    rose34

    Hi Ladies, just wanted to let you know that i understand your pain of going through IVF treatments. I went through Two IUIs, and two failed IVFs before i finally got pregnant with my third IVF. The journey was hard, but you can give up.

    So i did a couple of things differently this time around:

    1) Did a surgery to remove all my fibroids before my third round and waited for several months to recover
    2) Took blood thinners (lovenox injections every night-40m-one time per day)
    3) baby aspirin 81mg
    4) ate very clean one month before the transfer
    5) the final round did not include birth control- i started taking estrogen pills the second day of my period
    6) one week before the transfer and two weeks after i drank chicken and beef broth -organic grass fed
    7) ate pineapple cores 5 days after the transfer-first day being the transfer day
    8) i did not rest too much after the transfer-took it very easy the first day -in bed pretty much and the second day was half in bed half walking and the third day i left the house and went to a pool party and tried to stay stay cool (not too much sun) and hydrated
    9) drank a lot of water -a lot of tea- non caffeinated
    10) took two days off from work before the transfer and stayed home for 3 more weeks after the transfer
    11) slept and rested during the day but still kept active- went for walks and went out at nights
    12) ate lots of nuts
    13) took my vitamins
    14) ate brazilian nuts every day
    14) kept my body and feet warm
    15) wore flat shoes
    16) tried to stay away from stress (tried but wasn’t always successful in this department)
    17) went to church many times and still going-prayed and prayed and every day i still do-God is Good! 🙂
    18) i tried to eat gluten free foods and gross fed meats and diary products and organic fruits and veggies
    19) did not take a shower for the first two days and then tried to take a shower with warm water instead of hot water
    20) used organic shampoo from Whole Foods

    hope this tips will help you ladies.

    Good luck and please don’t give up! baby dust!!!! 🙂

    05/03/2018 at 1:01 am
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