In many cases, IVF is the best fertility treatment to help infertile couples have a baby. But it doesn’t work every time. The live birth IVF success rate for women under 35 is 40 percent on average—which means 60 percent will not succeed in getting pregnant and delivering a baby from any given cycle. For most women the success rate on average is 20 to 35 percent, according to RESOLVE, the National Fertility Association.
Anyone who has had a failed IVF cycle knows the grief and pain you feel when something you’ve invested so much emotion, time and money into doesn’t work the way you’d hoped. Should you consider IVF again? Do you have the emotional and financial resources to try again?
Why Does IVF Fail?
When the transferred embryo does not implant and grow, the IVF cycle fails. Most fertility specialists believe that failure to implant is due to chromosomal or other genetic abnormalities in the embryo, which make it too defective to grow. After a failed cycle, your reproductive endocrinologist should review your cycle with you and go over what was learned from this attempt. The ovarian stimulation protocol and the quality of the embryos will be discussed, and your doctor will explain what might be changed for a second IVF cycle to improve your chance of success.
Some people consider changing to a different fertility specialist at this point. It’s not an easy decision, but if you are contemplating a second IVF cycle, you may want to look into whether to stay with your reproductive endocrinologist or make a change.
Should I Do Another Cycle?
Ask your fertility specialist for an honest estimate of your chances of succeeding on a second IVF cycle. A recent U.K. study found that your cumulative chance of success increases with each IVF cycle. For all ages combined, the success rate was 65 percent after six rounds of IVF, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The expense and emotional wear and tear of six IVF cycles would not be affordable for many people. But now there is a new program to get a fixed, discounted price on two additional IVF cycles, without the costs and commitment required by many IVF refund programs. And those additional cycles may be enough to give you the baby you want so much.
Second Chance IVF
When you’re ready to move ahead, WINFertility’s Second Chance IVFTM Refund Program can make additional IVF and FET cycles more affordable. With Second Chance IVF, you have a fixed, discounted price on a complete fresh cycle and a complete frozen cycle, including medications and cryopreservation. You have up to 12 months from the initial embryo transfer to utilize the frozen embryo transfer. If you become pregnant on your first cycle, you can use the frozen one for a second pregnancy at no additional cost. WINFertility believes that you should not pay for treatment that you don’t use, so if the FET is not used, you receive up to 70 percent refund or credit on the unused FET and medications. This program is ONLY available from select WINFertility locations. Additional details are available from a WINFertility Patient Specialist. Complete the simple form or call us at 1-855-705-4483.
Taking Steps to Have a Family
If you’re ready to pursue IVF treatment, WIN Fertility can help. WINFertility’s Nurse Care Managers or professionally-trained Patient Specialists can help you find an excellent reproductive endocrinologist in your area and get discounted treatment packages and financing options.
WINFertility provides lower than market-rate Treatment and Medication Bundles which combine medical services for a single IVF treatment, genetic testing and medications at a discounted “pay-as-you-go” price saving you up to 40% off the total cost of your treatment cycle. The bundle is tailored for your specific treatment plan, and you only pay for the treatment you need, unlike traditional multi-cycle discount plans in which you pay for up to 6 attempts that you may never need in order to receive a discount. For those patients who think they may need an additional IVF attempt to become pregnant, the WINFertility 2nd Chance IVF Refund Program helps control costs, maximizes your chance of success and minimizes your risk of overpaying. Are you ready to take the next step? Visit www.WINFertility.com or call 1-855-705-4483 (4IVF.)