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Failed In Vitro Fertilization Cycle

on Feb 16, 2013

by Alyssia Granger

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Failed IVF

Try not to get discouraged. Many couples who have a failed IVF cycle go onto have successful cycles later on.

In Vitro Fertilization, also known as IVF, is the most popular assisted reproductive technique that we have today. IVF has helped many, many couples to become parents when they would not otherwise have been able to do so. However, the bad news is that IVF is not always successful, and there are cases in which IVF does fail. Today we are going to explore the reasons why IVF might fail, and what you should do after a failed IVF cycle. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Why does IVF fail?

It is normal to want to know the reasons behind your IVF failure. However, the answers might not be so clear cut. The most common explanation as to why an IVF cycle has failed is due to failure of the embryo to implant, also known as implantation failure. However, that really doesn’t tell you too much, and is still a bit vague and confusing as to what really actually happened. Your fertility specialist will review your IVF cycle carefully to see if there are any visible patterns that can give a clue as to why your IVF might have not been a success. Sometimes a doctor will be able to give you a complete and definitive reason as to why the IVF failed, but other times, you just might not know why your cycle failed. This can be very hard to deal with.

Common reasons for IVF failure

It can be very hard to determine if the problem with the IVF cycle was due to a problem with the uterus or a problem with the embryos. Sometimes the embryos have chromosomal or genetic abnormalities that caused the failure of the IVF cycle. Other times a problem with the actual embryo transfer can cause the IVF cycle to be unsuccessful. The bottom line is that it can be very hard to pinpoint a very specific cause as to why an IVF cycle has failed. That is often very hard to hear for patients who want definite answers, but it is the truth.

What to do

After a failed IVF cycle, the most important thing for a couple to do is to take a step back, and take some time to go through the grieving process and come to terms with the fact that your cycle did not work. There will be lots of emotions and lots of things to talk about and consider, and that is normal. After you and your partner have had time to adjust to the news that your cycle was not successful, you can discuss the possibility of attempting a second cycle. Schedule a consultation with your fertility doctor to discuss your options and to see if it is a good idea for you to try again. You and your partner might also decide that it is time to switch doctors or clinics if you are not happy with your previous ones. Make sure to talk candidly and honestly with your doctor about your chances for success on your next try. Also, try not to get discouraged. Many couples who have a failed IVF cycle go onto have successful cycles later on.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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