IVF - Getting Started

When the cycle doesn’t work. There are several reasons why conception may not occur during the Assisted Reproduction Cycle. The treatment cycle may be canceled prior to egg retrieval if follicular development is unsuitable. Some eggs may not be fertilized and some embryos may not implant when transferred to the uterus. Failures at IVF procedures are frustrating. We share in your success and disappointments. If at any time you feel undue stress or just need to talk, please let us know of your feelings.

If pregnancy does not occur in the first IVF cycle, is there reason to try again? Yes, several studies conclude that IVF pregnancy rates are constant throughout the first 6 attempts. In other words, your chances for pregnancy are not decreased in your third IVF attempt because the first 2 attempts did not work assuming that there were embryos each time to transfer.