Reasons for IVF Failure

Unfortunately, every IVF treatment does not give a successful result. It is already well established that women under 35 years of age have a higher success rate, i.e. almost 40%. IVF failure often causes an emotional breakdown. Affected couples have become frustrated, irritated, and discouraged. Sometimes, couples blame each other. In some cases, they even blame themselves also.  

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IVF failure has different reasons. Only a fertility expert can guide the possible reason for failure and the next treatment step.  Here are some of the most common reasons for IVF failure are:

  • Poor quality embryo

One of the most common causes of IVF failure is a poor quality embryo. Many embryos cannot implant into the uterine wall after transplantation into the womb of the female partner due to the embryos are defective. It is possible due to a faulty selection of embryo or during laboratory test health of the embryo is satisfactory, but it does not grow further after uterine implantation and die after a few days.  

  • Egg’s age

The age of the eggs is an important factor similarly as female age is a considerable factor for IVF treatment. 

Both quantity and quality of eggs become worsen with the increasing of female age.

This is a factor which greatly affects the conceiving ability of a female with or without IVF.

It has estimated that approximately 25% of embryos used in IVF provide live birth.

Women with older age can opt for egg donation service to obtain a better result in IVF treatment.

  • Ovarian receptivity

Ovarian receptivity depends upon how ovaries react with the whole IVF treatment procedure.

It is not frequent, but sometimes, women’s ovaries do not show expected response with IVF treatment.

For example,  women’s ovaries unable to produce sufficient quality and quantity of eggs after ovarian stimulation treatment.

Even women with higher age limit may need high follicle-stimulating hormone levels to produce enough number of eggs.

The possibility of IVF failure increases. Experts can only decide on the individual requirement of treatment and modify the treatment plan accordingly to improve ovarian receptivity.          

  • Abnormal Chromosomes

The abnormality in the chromosomal structure of the embryo can cause IVF failure.

However, a chromosomal abnormality in the embryo can occur in any of the cases, including natural conception or artificial fertilization in the laboratory.

Chromosomal abnormality in the embryo is one of the causes of IVF failure. Abnormal embryos fail to implant in the uterine wall which results in miscarriage.

The abnormality in the chromosomal structure of the embryo can occur after 35 years of age the female partner, but this risk is much higher after 40 years of age.       

  • Unhealthy Lifestyle

Fertility experts often recommend females who want to opt IVF treatment for conception to stop smoking at least three months before the commencement of the treatment.

Usually, the chances of IVF failure is at least two times greater for women’s who have a smoking history.

Both obesity and underweight condition can cause IVF failure. Experts often recommended healthy weight for an increased success rate of IVF treatment.

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