The outcome of an IVF cycle can never be predicted, and sometimes in spite of
the best possible medical treatment, your cycle may fail.
The important thing is not so much the failure, as to what we can learn from
the failure, which is why our focus should never be on just the outcome - it should
be on the process !
Was the treatment done properly or not? Was information
shared with you? Did each stage in the treatment go properly? What are the tangible
endpoints which you can check for? Was your ovarian response fine? Was your
endometrium thick and trilaminar on the ultrasound scans? Did you get lots of
good quality eggs? What was the embryo quality? Did the doctor transfer top
quality blastocysts ?
Does this seem confusing ? It shouldn't be, because the
basics are quite simple !
Here's a simple hack - the single key question you should be asking.
Do you have photographs of the embryos the doctor transferred, so you can check
that these were top quality blastocysts ?
As long as you ( and
your doctor !) learn from each IVF failure, you will keep on making progress , until
you finally get pregnant.
The secret for IVF success is to keep on doing it , until it
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence ?