It can be very difficult to handle IVF failure as it affects not just the mind but the body as well. Whether you should stop or continue with the treatment is more of a personal decision, rather than one that your doctor or anyone else can help you with. It’s not uncommon for patients who have gone through multiple IVF failure cycles to wonder whether it’s better to stop treatment or continue with it. This can be a very difficult decision to make.

Patients who are in this situation tend to ask their doctors what the best plan of action would be. They have endured a great amount of stress- both physical and emotional. They might have gone through various IVF procedures that have ended in failure and this takes a definite toll on the mental status of the patient. Here are some methods you can use to help you decide:

  • Getting a second opinion- So, if you are in this situation, how do you know what to do? One way to go about it is to get a second opinion. Patients that have gone through multiple IVF failures must understand they have to be realistic about the procedure- while it’s your best bet for having a baby; it’s not a guaranteed method. It’s not always easy  for doctors  to say with surety whether the 5th cycle after 4 failures will work    
  • Emotional stability-

When you are doing IVF, you are taxed physically, emotionally, as well as financially. Every time a cycle fails, it leaves you and your family members looking for an alternative option. You have to decide what works best for you and what makes you happy. Only this can help you be calmer in the long term.

Not everyone is emotionally strong and it can be very difficult to deal with IVF failure. This is why it’s important to steel yourself from the outset. It will help you weather any storms that come your way, in a much better manner. When an IVF cycle fails, some patients decide they just don’t want to give up while others will not want to go any further with the treatment. Though your doctor can guide you and counsel you, the final decision is finally your own.

Not happy with the attention you are getting from your IVF clinic? Need more information? Please send me your medical details by filling in the form at www.drmalpani.com/free-second-opinion so that I can guide you!

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

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