Factors affecting IVF success and failure


Infertility treatments are part of artificial reproductive technologies (ART) and the most common treatments are IVF, IUI, and ICSI. These treatments help infertile couples to have a child by artificially combining sperm and egg and then putting back into the female’s uterus once the egg is fertilized.

But there are numerous reasons and few unknown reasons where the successful pregnancy does not take place and the treatment cycle fails for few couples.

The success and failure of infertility factors depend on few factors mentioned below :

1. Age

The average success rate is 60-65% for infertility treatment in the age range of 25-35. This age range is where females have the best fertility and they are fertile and they can easily get pregnant with the help of the treatment when they are not able to conceive naturally. When females of age beyond 35 prefers to go for infertility treatments, the success ratio decreases steadily but they can have successful pregnancy but the chances are less compared to the age of 25-35. The reason why the success rates drop is as age increases, the quality and quantity of women’s eggs reduce and this affects the treatment.

2. The type of fertility problems in male and female

IVF can works miracles for couples for particular and common infertility problems. For females, problems such as endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, PCOS and for males, problems such as low sperm count, motility, etc. can be easily overcome by infertility treatments and they have a high success ratio of a successful pregnancy. Few cases such as fibroids, uterine abnormalities in female are difficult to overcome by simple IVF treatments and they need complex treatments and here the success ratio drops and here the couple mostly need more than one cycle of treatment for a successful pregnancy.

3. Pregnancy history

The females who have been pregnant once and have completed the whole term and have delivered a healthy baby have high chances of successful pregnancy through IVF or ICSI compared to the female who has faced single or multiple miscarriages and has not completed the full term of pregnancy.

4. Habits/Lifestyle

Lifestyle such as smoking, drinking, excessive oily foods reduces the chances of successful IVF treatment unless the person in the couple changes the habits or lifestyle. This majorly affects the egg quality and sperm quality and these habits won’t allow the proper fertilization of eggs despite proper infertility treatments.

5. Infertility Hospital and its doctors and their experience in the IVF sector

This is one of the external factors where the role of a female of a male is not involved. The success or failure depends on the judgment of the doctor based on his infertility treatment opted for a couple based on the level of infertility and which treatment will mostly lead to success. Her/his experience would lead to the judgment of the treatment and her/his confidence in the couple would also affect the success ratio. The expertise, the series of treatments, planning, and technology are a chain of a decision taken by the infertility hospital and upon these, the success ratio varies with different couples. The air quality of advanced infertility also plays a role in the success rates as when the egg is implanted back into a female’s uterus, the air particles also affect the egg and its implantation. These all things are planted under a specialized microscope because of minute size.

Thus, these are the most common and important factors affecting the success and failure of infertility treatment.

We, at WINGS IVF Super Specialty Hospital, Rajkot center strive to achieve 100% success in our infertility treatments with our advanced infertility laboratory to serve the couples during their difficult time of non-conceiving.

Book an appointment at +91 78788 77222 and visit our website for more information www.wingsrajkot.com and learn more about infertility and its treatments available with us for you all.

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