5 success factors to consider when going through IVF

IVF success factors to consider

IVF can be a complex process, here are some lifestyle factors to consider when deciding to go though in vitro fertilization:

Age

There is an undeniable correlation between age and IVF success rates. According to the CDC statistic center for In Vitro Fertilization, patients age 35 have an embryo live delivery success rate of 27%, needing at least 5 embryos to have an 80% chance of success. Patients age 38 have an embryo live delivery success rate of 23%, needing at least 6 embryos to have an 80% chance of success. Finally patients age 41 have an embryo live delivery success rate of 18%, needing at least 8 embryos to be above 80% chance of success. The number of eggs needed to achieve this amount of healthy embryos varies from 8 to 26 depending on the age.

Fertility issue

Fertility issues most commonly responsive to IVF are:

  • Ovulation issues
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian tube blockages
  • Low sperm count

Issues less likely to respond to IVF are:

  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Ovarian dysfunction
  • Dual #infertility (both partners struggling with separate infertility issues)
  • Long term infertility

Former pregnancy

Previous pregnancies could increase the likelihood of success during your IVF treatment. On the other hand, pregnancies that ended on a #miscarriage might in some cases lower the chances of success. In this case professional help may be necessary to identify the causes behind the miscarriage and whether or not is is likely to affect your current treatment.

Donor eggs and/or sperm

Couples may choose anonymous of known #donors during their IVF process to increase their success rates on specific situations.   

Lifestyle

Smoking is detrimental to fertility in both men and women and should never happen during the IVF process. When a woman is over or under weight, it may also have a significant influence on success from the absorption of fertility medicines to the ability to carry a baby to term. People going through an IVF treatment must consider making some life style changes to improve chances of success.

 

For more information on CDC data on In vitro fertilization success click HERE

 

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