IVF is the most common Assisted Reproductive procedure in today’s world and while the time taken for a successful IVF varies on a case-to-case basis, the entire procedure can take 2-3 weeks while recurring cycles can extend the time considerably. While your treating doctor will guide you with the best possible options to attain pregnancy, here are some factors that affect your chances of a successful IVF.
The Fertility Issue – Certain fertility issues make success with IVF less likely. It could be fibroid tumors, uterine abnormalities or an ovarian dysfunction. In these cases, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the less likely it will be successful. IVF, however, can very successfully overcome lots of fertility issues.
Previous Pregnancy – If you and your current partner have had a successful pregnancy in the past, it means you have a better chance of successful pregnancy with IVF than in cases which have experienced multiple miscarriages or other fertility issues.
Age – Women in every stage of reproductive life have been able to successfully use IVF. Although, success rates drop with age. From 24 to 34, women have the highest chances of success with IVF treatment (32.2%) because this is the age range when women are most fertile. By the time a woman reaches age 40, success rates drop to around 13.6%., you should still explore IVF options, as the success of treatment is highly dependent on your unique body and medical history.
Lifestyle Factors – Living a healthy lifestyle will create a conducive environment for an embryo. The same would include quitting smoking and drinking at least 3 months before the treatment begins. Also maintaining a healthy weight is also key to a successful IVF. Excess weight affects how the body processes hormones and fertility medications, regulates menstrual cycles, and can also adversely affect a successful pregnancy term. The good news is that you can control your lifestyle, and these factors can be actively improved.
Egg and Embryo Quality – The quality of eggs and embryos depends on some of the other factors such as age, ovarian reserve, stimulation protocol and sperm quality. The higher quality eggs and embryos, the better likelihood IVF treatment will be successful.
Sperm Quality – About 90% of chromosomal embryo issues occur due to egg quality. However, male fertility factors still affect embryos. If the male partner has fertility issues, new technology is helping to mitigate the adverse effects to make successful pregnancy more likely.
Mental Health -There are many people that go through IVF treatment for an extended period of time. Often, with the anticipation of what the future holds, creates an unfavorable environment that affects one’s mental health & also the chances of successful implantation. Try and remember to focus on yourself. Self-care keeps you in the right frame of mind to tackle any obstacles that may be ahead of you. On an IVF journey, it’s important to do things that make you feel good about yourself, whether that’s exercise, being outside, pampering yourself, meditation, or even just time to be by yourself with your thoughts.
And most importantly, if you don’t have immediate success in IVF you will go through a grieving process. Couples will experience a range of emotions; sadness, anger, frustration, confusion. It becomes imperative to keep communicating with your partner & loved ones in these times so that the thoughts do not overpower you.
MMC IVF is a leading fertility clinic in Dubai helping couples across the world complete their family with world-class fertility specialists. Apart from providing the right infrastructure & access to world renowned fertility specialists, our team also lays emphasis on the right guidance & mental health. We also offer medical concierge services so everything from your travel to stay to treatment is taken care of by us in case you are traveling from abroad. All you have to do is make an appointment with us +971 56 136 2512 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you promptly. The best part is that you can stay at home and talk to our specialists online before you make the decision. In addition, you can request for a second opinion on the diagnosis and treatment you already are on. Reach out to MMC IVF and we will fix an appointment for it.