One cycle of IVF takes almost two months. IVF success is dependent on a number of factors; some of these factors include your age, the reasons for infertility, whether or not donor eggs and sperm will be used. Age is the factor that most affects IVF success rates. The IVF success rate for every age category has been increasing in the last few years as techniques and experience advance. You should also be able to ask any fertility clinic about their IVF success rates. Keep in mind, clinic success rates is not only based on hospital but also based on their patients and patient care.
We at Aashakiran try our best to make your cycle be positive. This started from fertilization to implantation.
There are two methods that have been used to fertilize eggs in IVF. The “standard insemination” involved placing sperm near to but outside of the egg. Second is ICSI involves injecting sperm directly into the egg.
Standard insemination is easier and less expensive, but has a higher chance for fertilization failure. To overcome this problem we do ICSI so fertilization do occur in Couples who have more severe problems such as low sperm counts or low motility . ICSI increased the chance for 1st time IVF success we prefer use ICSI for fertilization.
Once fertilized, not all embryos will grow and develop. Some embryos will degenerate. Some will develop for a few days and then stop. Commonly, IVF programs will choose embryos based on 3 days of development (cleavage stage) or 5-7 days (blastocyst transfer).
Watching the embryo for a longer period of time will help identify the embryos which are the healthiest. Therefore we select those embryos which are most likely to result in pregnancy. An embryo which doesn’t become blastocyst in the lab would not have become blastocyst in your body this can give negative result. So we watch the embryo in lab up to day 5 and select best blastocyst to transfer to get positive results.
Many couples are not successful the first time going through IVF and continuing with additional IVF cycles often involves purchasing a separate cycle of treatment each time it doesn’t work. While most patients choose to finance their treatment one cycle at a time, selecting a multicycle plan offers more chances for IVF success and at a lower cost per cycle.