In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been a boon to infertile couples who want to start a family. IVF is a procedure in which an egg from a female body is combined with sperm from her partner outside of their bodies. The outcome of an IVF procedure varies from couple to couple and clinic to clinic based on a large number of factors such as listed
- The female partner’s age
- Infertility duration
- Infertility Type (primary or secondary)
- Infertility causes
- Sperm, egg, and embryo quality
- The development of the endometrium
SUCCESS RATES OF IVF BY AGE
The “age” of the woman undergoing IVF treatment is one of the prominent factors that are most likely to affect the success rate of the entire IVF treatment. Age has long been a factor in women’s pregnancies, whether it’s a natural conception or a pregnancy treatment. Similarly, it plays an important role in IVF treatment. Although it has been observed that women of lower age groups are more likely to have higher IVF success rates, women of comparatively older age groups tend to have lower IVF success rates. We’ll look into it further by age group.
For women younger than 35
The success rates are higher in women under the age of 35 as compared to those who are above 35 and undergoing IVF treatment. For women younger than 35, the percentage of live births per egg retrieval is 54.5%
For women aged 40 years and above
Women are unlikely to conceive when they are over or in their forties; in previous generations, it was not even close to possible for women to have a baby when they were 40 or older; however, with emerging new technologies and various innovations such as assisted reproductive technology (ART), it is now possible for women over the age of 40 to have a baby and enjoy motherhood even if they are approaching menopause.
SUCCESS RATE FOR IVF BASED ON THE NUMBER OF EMBRYOS
The success rate of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) therapy is influenced by a lot of variables, but one of the most crucial variables that effectively determine the success rate is the embryo, specifically the quantity and quality of embryos. The majority of treatment failures are brought on by the use of embryos of inferior quality.
INFERTILITY TYPE (PRIMARY OR SECONDARY )
Primary infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive after a year of sexual activity without the use of contraception. Contrary to secondary infertility, this also includes couples who have attempted but failed to conceive a child. Couples who were able to have a child or children in the past but are now unable to do so are said to have secondary infertility. Although primary and secondary infertility has very similar causes and treatments.
Infertility could have a wide range of causes. Finding the precise cause, though, can be challenging. Some possible causes of infertility can include Problems with the uterus, Problems with the fallopian tubes, Problems with ovulation, and Problems with egg number and quality.
A medical issue called infertility is characterized by the inability to conceive is the best way to define it. For a full year, the couple must engage in regular, unguarded sexual activity. Having sex every two to three days is considered “normal” over here. The infertility duration of the women might affect the outcome of the IVF treatment
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENDOMETRIUM
The uterus’s interior lining is called the endometrium. In order to get ready for pregnancy, the endometrium renews and thickens itself each month. The endometrium sheds during menstruation if pregnancy does not occur.
An ultrasound of the vaginal cavity is used to measure the endometrium’s thickness, The probability of a successful pregnancy may be decreased if the endometrium is excessively thin or thick.
HOW TO IMPROVE IVF SUCCESS RATE
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
PGD techniques assist doctors in selecting the most efficient embryo for IVF treatment. There are embryos that appear efficient on the outside but lack factors needed for pregnancy, whereas embryos that do not appear efficient on the outside are more likely to have all the efficiency required for a successful pregnancy. Doctors use the PGD technique to determine, differentiate, and further select the appropriate embryo.
“Freeze all” technique
Most clinics now use a “freeze all” technique, in which embryos generated after ICSI or conventional IVF are frozen rather than eggs.
Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA)
IVF success rates in India have increased significantly as a result of the use of new reproductive techniques. Endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) is one such technique that, by studying the endometrium at a molecular level, can be beneficial in patients with recurrent implantation failure.
Weight can impact a woman’s fertility. We are aware that the typical process of regular, consistent ovulation can be disrupted at both extremes, very thin and obese.
In terms of fertility and IVF, keeping a healthy weight is important. Through dietary and exercise adjustments, as well as, if necessary, expert assistance, one can reach a healthy weight.
Reduce your stress
Managing your stress and worry is better for getting the desired outcomes because stress is one of the main causes of IVF failure. After an IVF embryo transfer, many people suffer worry and anxiety. Reading comedic novels, viewing comedic movies, or fostering a cheerful environment at home can all enhance the success of IVF.
The quantity and quality of the eggs are other factors in IVF’s effectiveness. Taking multivitamins with vitamins D and C also enhances the likelihood that IVF will be successful.
Optimizing Sperm Health
The doctor can assess the male partner’s sperm factors, including motility, count, morphology, etc. by examining the findings of a spermogram or semen analysis. Men who have sperm problems should take vitamins and drugs to increase the quality and quantity of their sperm, stay hydrated, maintain a healthy weight, avoid cycling, etc.
Fertility is decreased by bacterial growth, itching, abnormal vaginal discharge, UTIs (urinary tract infections), and other factors. To increase your likelihood of having a successful IVF procedure, practice good hand, vaginal, and general cleanliness.
Choose a Right Fertility Center
The expertise and experience of the professionals, the availability of lab space, and the presence of embryo-freezing facilities vary between fertility clinics. Accordingly, picking a fertility clinic with the right equipment is crucial for increasing IVF success.
In terms of the factors mentioned, the success rate of IVF in India ranges from 30% to 35%. In young women, the global average IVF success rate is around 40%. Women under the age of 35 have a higher chance of success. In order to increase the likelihood of success, one must go through various procedures and screenings during IVF therapy, which presents several problems.
Ferticare helps people with natural conception, IVF, IUI, Donor Sperm Donor Egg, and Surrogacy. We offer customized treatment that is right for you and your condition. If you are struggling to conceive, or want to know more about IVF, you can schedule a free consultation with our counselor today.