How many cycles of this infertility treatment are recommended?

March 4, 2018

It is already daunting when you get to know that you or your partner is infertile. It can cause havoc to your mental and emotional well being. But thanks to the advancements in Science and medicine, there are ways to treat these issues and if diagnosed at an earlier state, they can be cured and the couple can look at becoming parents.

When going for fertility treatments, it is important to understand the whole procedure before diving into it. That is why you should choose a specialist very carefully. A specialist will help you carefully understand the process of the treatment and even suggest you a better treatment based on your symptoms and other factors causing infertility.

Some important factors to understand in undergoing the procedure for infertility are:

–       Age

–       Cause for infertility

–       Ovulation factor

–       Condition of the fallopian tube

–       Sperm quality and mobility of the male

–       Endometriosis

Once you understand all these factors choosing a procedure for treating infertility becomes easy. Another important aspect on your way to conceive again is how many times you should undergo the treatment.

For some couples, it predetermined and they want to go for IVF. Others prefer trying out other non-invasive or less invasive methods like fertility pills etc. If you have crossed the age bar and are still clueless, then IVF is possibly the safest way for you to conceive.

IVF treatment has multiple stages. First the patient is prepped with hormones and their menstrual cycles are carefully monitored. Once the eggs are harvested, sperms from your partner are taken and prepared. After this the eggs are allowed to fertilize. The embryo formed from this is implanted in the uterus of the woman.

Once this is done there are chances that the embryo attaches to the uterine wall and if it is able to survive the early weeks of the pregnancy, it stays. Alternatively, there is a possibility that the embryo simply does not attach and so it gets menstruated with your next period.

It is very much possible for a woman to conceive in her first cycle of IVF and it’s also possible for many attempts to fail. For women in the age of 40 years and below, it takes about 1 to 3 cycles to conceive, whereas for women over 40, the cycles average from 3 to 6 minimum.

There are no guarantees but the above-given factors play a very important role in determining how many cycles of treatment will it require for you to get pregnant. Apollo fertility clinics hold expertise in providing a comprehensive healthcare experience to our patients to bring back their hope of becoming parents.

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