patient wants to know what their chances of getting pregnant with IVF are going
to be, because they need to know how much time, money and energy they are going
to have to invest in pursuit of a baby.
reality is that it's not possible for us
to give a very accurate answer before starting the cycle. We know that young
patients have a better chance, and older patients have a lesser chance, but this
is just an overall generalization, which applies to groups of patients not to
And you are
an individual and don't really care about what's happening to the other patients
in my clinic - you only want to know what's going happen to you !
that our ability to give you an accurate number increases a lot more after
we've done an IVF cycle, because we then have a much better idea of what your ovarian
response is; how good your embryo quality is; and how your endometrium grows.
you need to be patient if you want a truthful answer. If you pressurize the
doctor into giving you a number, we will trot a generic figure out, but it is
going to be extremely imprecise and
inaccurate, and may confuse you.
sometimes you need to ask yourself, "Why am I asking the doctor this
question? Will the answer change my decision, whether it is 30% or 40% ? "
And if it will not, then please go ahead and do your IVF with a smile !
the number help you to compare clinics, and decide which one to choose ? I wish this was true, but in India its not,
because every clinic claims a success rate of over 60% per cycle even if
their real success rate is 10% ! Sadly, there is no way for patients to verify
these claims, which is a tragedy !