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Second Time Around

If you don't get pregnant after your IVF attempt, you'll be disappointed. Remember - this is not the end - it's just the beginning! 


If you don't get pregnant after your IVF attempt, you are likely to be very disappointed and disheartened. However, remember that this is not the end of the road - it's just the beginning! At the end of the IVF cycle, you need to sit down with your doctor and analyse what you learnt from it. Was the ovarian response good? Was the endometrium receptive? Did fertilisation occur? Why didn't pregnancy occur? (Though this is a question we still can't answer!) Can you repeat the same treatment, or do you need to make changes before going in for your next attempt? When can you go in for your next IVF cycle? And even if you do not get pregnant, at least the fact that you attempted IVF should give you peace of mind that you tried your best , using the latest technology medical science has to offer.
 

The Second Time Around - the Next IVF Cycle

Most doctors would advise you to wait for a month before starting a new cycle. While it is medically possible to do the next cycle immediately, most patients need a break to marshall their emotional strength before starting again. 

Your doctor may need to modify your treatment, depending upon an assessment of your previous cycle. For example, if the ovarian response was poor, the doctor may advise you to increase the dose of drugs used for superovulation. If fertilisation did not occur, you may need to go in for microinjection (ICSI). If the quality of the embryos was poor, you may be advised to consider a ZIFT rather than IVF

When an IVF cycle fails, many patients want to do "something new" or "something different" in the next cycle. However, do remember that the commonest reason for a failed IVF cycle is the failure of the embryos to implant - and since this is still an area of profound ignorance, there is little we can do to increase the probability of successful implantation occurring the next time. Rather than look upon the cycle as a "failure", it's better to treat it as having provided valuable information - for example, evidence that the sperm can fertilise the egg, which proves that they are normal ! 

For patients who have had an embryo transfer, the odds are stacked in their favour that they will get pregnant sooner or later. Nevertheless, there is a lot of pressure to try the "newest or latest advance" the next time - which is why many clinics now offer expensive techniques such as immunologic testing and even immunotherapy - but these are still in the realm of "scientific witchcraft" and have not been proven to be helpful. In fact,  if the IVF cycle was satisfactory, the doctor will often advise you to repeat exactly the same treatment again - and all that it may take to achieve your IVF success is time and another attempt. 

When an IVF cycles fails, there is a lot of pressure on both patient and doctor. Many patients will change the doctor because they do not conceive - but this is not usually a good idea, unless you are unhappy with your medical care. Doing a second IVF cycle in the same clinic is usually better than changing doctors, because your doctor can now tailor his treatment based on his observations during your earlier treatment cycle. Interestingly, we often find that couples going through a second IVF cycle are much more relaxed and in control. This may be because they are aware of all the medical and procedural minutiae, and are better prepared for these; and also because they have had a chance to establish a personal relationship with the medical team. Also, since they have already faced failure the first time around, many of them are much better able to cope with the stress of IVF, since they are prepared for the worst. 

With today's IVF technology, we can confidently reassure any patient that we can help them to get pregnant, provided they have inexhaustible resources of time, money and energy!
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Name: mou
Country: United Kingdom

hi i have gone through all this for last 5 yrs with one failed ivf last year its traumatic,painful and expensive.Main thing is be positive dont stop your life just bcos u cant hve a baby as thats affects all your well being .As i was depressed and lost all hopes and became miserable.I have changed my way to look at life as there so many things around which we get deprieved and now feel more stonger.i have given my self an ultimatum i am going again for ivf this year fingers crossed but have kept all possible options open if nothing works i will go ahead with adoption and feel happy.
 
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Name: veena
Country: India

this article has boost my confidence again..! i was very sad has my 1st attempt was failed bt thanx to this article
 
Name: R.R
Country: India

For those undergoing first or second IVF, even if egg is good & fertilizes,embryo may not develop after transfer if there is Semen DNA fragmantation. Hence husband may take vitamin E & C after consulting doctor, before giving semen for fertilization
 
Name: rani
Country: india

dear sir/madam, i have had two ivf failure in india. . my case history is as follows: i had lapratomy for the removal of cysts from ovaries. two cycts were removed from right and one from left ovary. left fallopian tube is dilatated and right is fully blocked. one polyp was removed from the upper portion of the uterus through hysteroctomy. after lapratomy i was kept on depo - lupron shots for 6 months and after that i have had prolonged bleeding which is caused specially after cramping. my doctors say that this is due to thin uteurs lining. its now 6 months since i have left the shots but still after two unsuccessful ivf also i have bleeding if i am not under ivf cycle. after my second failure it was found that my tnf, alpha was higher it is 12.6 refernece range is less than 8.2. my hormonal blood test which was done one and a half years back.. are lh 13.7 miu/ml reference range 0.0 -76.3 pd fsh 6.0 miu/ml pd tsh 3.460 uiu/ml reference range 0.350 -5.500 pd prothrombin time 13.7 h sec reference range 8.8 -13.0 testosterone, serum 49 ng/dl reference range 14-76 free testosterone(direct) 1.4 pg/ml reference range 0.0-2.2 please provide what are my chances of getting pergnant through ivf. doctors have asked me to take lit. but i have seen no ivf success with patients already taken lit injection. what is my percentage of success? what are your charges for ivf cycle and success rates in the patients with similar case history?
 
Name: mami
Country: usa

i went through my first ivf and icsi and i was told i had 8 great embryos. transferred only 2 and no success! we will be going back for number 2 again
 
Name: meena
Country: india

hi, after 5 iui's i went through an ivf cycle where i conceived but lost the pregnancy withen days. dr. advised me to go through another iui cycle and guess what; i actually conceived and am a mother now. so i suggest all of you with failed cycles, have an iui immediately after the ivf cycle after consulting your dr. the body is very receptive to pregnancy around this time because of the hormone protocol one goes thru during ivf. best of luck to all of u.
 
Name: Sc
Country: other

we have atempted twice for ivf but failed, now the problem is different my wife does not agree to go for third one as she still feel pain where the injections were given. can u advice wt to do. thanks
 
Name: Kal
Country: england

im looking to do ivf/icsi in pakistan. can someone plz recommend a clinic with good success rate and cost. email is thanks
 
Name: rani
Country: india

i went for 4th ivf. after the first three failures. the fouth one with lit injections. it showed positive result but before the sixth week, it terminated. so, dont know should i go ahead with more or not. in the delima.
 
Name: Jas
Country: Canada

had 1st ivf failed on us three months ago, we just got results back from the lab and were told that there was chromose problem. me and my husband went for a blood work to see if our genes are o.k, nobody from neither one of our families have this problem and have been asked to wait a month for the results, kindda worried, anybody experienced this?
 
Name: Lohness
Country: Other

happy new year! good site! ))
 
Name: Marcy
Country: Canada

i just had failed ivf#1. i was pretty down until i read this article. this article gave me hope and i am anxious to start #2. thanks
 
Name: dierob
Country: Canada

went through ivf/icsi and failed first time going for a second round soon. not sure what caused failure number of things i guess. i have never ovulated before, had implantation bleeding, then caught a viral cold and i think my body fought everything off. i was told eating spicy food would fight the embryo off as well. i still have 8 excellent eggs frozen going through the transfer soon hope it works for me and all of you here on the site. don't give up you can't put a price on a child. good luck all.
 
Name: faith
Country: Venezuela

first ivf got positive results, but low hcg on 3rd lab test
 
Name: Pugs
Country: India

anyone taking duphaston? today is my 13th day after iui. any ideas if i can take a pregnancy test yet? i have heard about 2 week wait but not sure wh my doc ased me to wait for 3 weeks! just wondering if duphaston keeps your periods away?
 
Name: farida
Country: U.S.A.

i went for ivf first time and it failed should i go for 2nd time ,is the chances high then first time


 

 
 
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