The most common reasons that lead to an unsuccessful IVF

In some cases, In Vitro Fertilization may not be successful. Women under the age of 38 have more chances to get their IVF done successfully, while the rest may not always gain the desired results. Some might have to go for the procedure more than once to get fruitful outcomes. Based on our observation and research, there are several reasons that may cause an IVF failure.

In addition, click here and find out the precautions and tips that you must keep in mind while going through an IVF treatment.

1. Poor Lifestyle Habits – Smoking and Drinking

Lifestyle is one of the topmost factors which may cause an IVF medication to fail. Patients are generally asked to quit smoking before 3 months of their IVF treatment. Smoking is not only an obstacle for health but also for conceiving. Overweight or underweight patients are required to reach a healthy weight before opting for an IVF treatment. 

2. Unhealthy Food Habits - Junk Food Consumption

There are certain food items which must be avoided at all cost, such as citrus fruits, artificial sweetening items, alcohol, seafood, etc. Consumption of caffeine must be limited. For knowing what you must include in your non-vegetarian and vegetarian diet plans while going through an IVF treatment, check out our blogs.

3. How to Know Your Embryos Are Best Of Its Results?

Defective Embryos are unable to implant after being transferred to the uterus. When tested in the lab, they might look healthy but at times turn out to be defective when used. It causes the embryos to die rather than grow and leads to IVF failure. Always ask for your embryo reports from your doctor to check the quality of the embryos.

4. The age of the eggs:

The age of the eggs is as important as the patient’s age, that is because as the woman gets older, the quality of the eggs starts deteriorating. This, as a result, may affect her chances of getting pregnant with or without In Vitro Fertilization. The chances of a successful IVF, thus, are more for the women under the age of 40 than above. Women aging more than 40 years have high chances of IVF success when they use donor eggs.

5. When Ovaries Fail To Respond

At times, a patient’s ovaries may fail to react to the IVF medication as they are supposed to, and do not produce multiple eggs. Women over the age of 35 - 40, or those who have high follicle-stimulating hormone levels, generating sufficient eggs may not be possible. In such cases, the chances of an IVF failure might increase.

6. Chromosomal Irregularities

Chromosomal irregularities are often the reason behind a miscarriage and IVF failure.Embryos with chromosomal irregularities might be an obstacle in the case of both naturally conceived or lap developed pregnancy. Patients over the age of 30 years have more chances to experience chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. The condition might worsen when she is in her 40’s.

These were the most common reasons that may be an obstacle to your IVF medication and treatment. Consult your doctor to know what is best for you and your body. Here, you will find several precautions and tips that you must keep in mind while going through your In Vitro Fertilization process.

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