In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

When to Consider IVF

When to Consider IVF

Patients often question when to consider IVF for infertility treatment. IVF should be considered when more conservative measures fail or in circumstances where more conservative measures would not be effective.

When to Consider IVF

IVF  is recommended in the following circumstances:

  1. Women with blocked, damaged, or absent fallopian tubes;
  2. Couples who are not successful using less aggressive fertility treatments;
  3. Women with moderate or severe endometriosis;
  4. Couples needing preimplantation genetic testing (PGT);
  5. Couples with recurrent miscarriages, especially if PGT-A is advised;
  6. Couples with unexplained infertility;
  7. Men with poor semen parameters or don’t produce sperm but can have sperm surgically collected;
  8. Men with prior vasectomies or failed vasectomy reversals;
  9. LGBTQ+ individuals or couples for family-building;
  10. Single-by-choice parents for family-building.

IVF Success Rates

IVF is the most effective means of having a successful pregnancy.

Individual IVF success rates and the cumulative success rates counting both fresh and frozen IVF cycles far exceed not only the natural ability to have a baby but also any other form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Performing elective single embryo transfer (eSET)  following IVF also eliminates the risk of high-order multiples (triplets or more) and significantly reduces the risk of twin pregnancy (<5%) compared to other forms of ART.

The chance of having a successful pregnancy depends on age, weight, smoking, other lifestyle factors, reproductive history, potential causes of reproductive difficulty, and embryo status.

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Understanding what your options are is the best first step when undergoing infertility treatment. If you have more questions on when to consider IVF or what infertility treatment option is best for you, please contact us for an initial consultation. We are here to help.

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