IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Tamara G on 27 Oct 2012, 23:46

It is not uncommon for IVF patients to have an unsuccessful cycle, sometimes even several, before they finally get pregnant. It is certainly disappointing to have a failed IVF cycle. However, there are some options and tests available that may improve your chances of having a successful IVF. Being informed is important. you will want to know;

which drugs you were on in the previous IVF cycles, what doses and for how long. We shall look into this in a stepwise manner.
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Geraldine on 28 Oct 2012, 00:05

Before getting into the medical issues, let a week or so pass in order to make the difficult adjustment to the devastating news that your cycle did not succeed.When you feel ready, schedule a consultation with your IVF specialist to go over what might have been learned from the failed IVF attempt. :mrgreen:
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Tamara G on 28 Oct 2012, 02:05

After a brief recovery from the disappointment, you may want to look into the following areas of information:

-what your ovaries (and uterus) looked like at baseline - just before you started your IVF, how many antral follicles were there on each ovary and was your lining nice and thin?

-what your basic hormonal profile (FSH, LH, estrodial, prolactin, TSH, Free-T4) looked like on day 1-3 of your cycle recently
how many eggs were recovered?
-what did the sperm analysis on egg collection day look like?

- what percentage fertilisation rate you got, and how did the embryos look between days 2 and 5?
-how your embryo transfer was reported (easy or difficult).
-whether you had cramps on ET day or the next 2 days. :?: :?:
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Lois on 28 Oct 2012, 02:14

Hello, how are the embryos suppose to look between the 2 to 5 days?
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Tamara G on 28 Oct 2012, 02:21

-On day 2, good embryos should have 2-4 cells, be symmetrical and not fragmented.
-On day 3, the embryos should have 6-8 cells, are symmetrical and not fragmented;
-on day 5, they should be blastocysts - ideally expanding or hatching blastocysts.
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Mary-Anne on 28 Oct 2012, 02:38

What about symptoms of immune reaction to implantation? This was particularly common with my first 2 IVF cycles; it was characterised by joint pain, sore throat, fever and other flu-like symptoms.It really was a huge disappointment for me; I am now thinking of starting another IVF with Biotexcomm.
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Gina on 28 Oct 2012, 09:46

Sorry about that Marry-Anne, and good luck as you begin a new IVF. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Geraldine on 28 Oct 2012, 09:54

Another important information is about implantation; did it occur in your last IVF or not? Was any bleeding before the test day of your last IVF cycle?
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Tamara G on 28 Oct 2012, 10:11

Step 1 was getting all information.
In STEP 2, check whether the sings were favourable when you started your IVF last time.

Your lining should have been thin e.g., 3mm, when you started stimulation.

If you had troublesome cysts on the long protocol at baseline, it may suggest that you would do better on a different protocol e.g., a short agonist flare. Similarly, if you tend towards short cycles (or a short follicular phase) and you had 1 or 2 follicles that developed far ahead of the rest and had to be sacrificed to let the others catch up (often a bad idea as the fastest follicles may contain the best quality eggs of the whole batch), you may do better on a long protocol rather than short.
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Re: IMPROVING YOUR CHANCES AFTER A FAILLED IVF

Postby Gina on 28 Oct 2012, 10:40

Is one antral follicle per ovary at baseline okay? :( :(
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