What are your options after a failed IVF cycle ?

When an IVF cycle fails, patients want an answer to the most important question which is What next? What are my options?
Now just because an IVF cycle has failed doesn't mean that you're never going to be able to have a baby, so please dont start catastrophising or obsessing that all is lost.
This is why getting counseling before starting your IVF cycles , and doing your homework is so important, because this way you have realistic expectations of the IVF treatment, and you understand that often it takes time in order to achieve a pregnancy after IVF.
The first cycle failing is not the end of the world its just the beginning of your journey to success !
The important thing is to analyze the cycle, so you can learn from it, and determine what went well, and what didnt .
This is why sitting down and review your medical records your doctor is so important. The key here is the answer to a single question What was the quality of your embryos?
It can be very helpful to get a second opinion , by sharing photographs of your embryos , as well as your IVF treatment protocol , with another IVF specialist , so that he can provide an alternative perspective.
He may be able to notice what the first doctor missed , so he can tell you what he can do better in order to increase your chances if you do another cycle.
Could you please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you better?

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.