Had previous Failures: How can Aster IVF Help?




The primary goal of IVF is a successful pregnancy, and when the IVF treatment results in a baby, everyone is happy. However, we do need to remember that the outcome is always uncertain. The reality is, that at least 30 – 40% of the time it will not be successful. After the emotions settle, it is very important that we sit down and review the treatment cycle to try to learn more from the experience.

We need to evaluate the embryonic, immunological and environmental reasons for IVF failures:

1.Embryonic reasons will evaluate any potential problems with the eggs, sperm and/or embryos that might have resulted in the lack of pregnancy or miscarriage. Things such as the protocol (medications and dosages used), number of follicles, estrogen levels, size of follicles at the time that hCG was given, number of eggs obtained, egg maturity, fertilization rate, percentage of embryos that progress to blastocyst (implantation stage, typically day 5 or 6 of embryonic life) and quality of the blastocysts (this can include genetic testing of embryos) will be reviewed. Problems in this area might be due to egg quality or the type of stimulation utilized. Sometimes, adjustments can be made to the stimulation protocol that might ultimately improve embryo quality and pregnancy outcome.

2.Environmental factors are also an important aspect of the failed IVF cycle meeting. This area will include things such as the preparedness of the uterus (endometrial thickness and pattern/structure). If there have been multiple embryo transfers with good quality embryos & no positive pregnancy test, then further evaluation of the endometrium may be warranted. This may include a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy to evaluate if the endometrial development is in synchronization with the embryo development and if the proper cell adhesion molecules are present to assist with implantation.

3.Immunologic factors can also be tested using parental blood and might include tests such as antiphospholipid antibodies if recurrent pregnancy losses have occurred.

4.The last but often the most important factor -Technical difficulty in the performance of embryo transfer, which is a rate limiting factor. It is an undeniable fact that not all fertility specialists are equally skilled at the performance of this critical step of the IVF process.

These areas will be discussed openly and honestly at your appointment so that any future IVF attempts can be individualized to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.

How Aster IVF can help?

-Advanced protocols: Each couple will undergo an extensive analysis in order for us to better understand the cause of your infertility.

-A highly dedicated team of ART Clinicians and Embryologists are at your service right from the beginning of your specialized treatment saving your precious time from routine processes of general care

-An unequaled experience of our ART team, led by our Medical Director with 24 years of experience and Laboratory Director with 27 years of experience in this field.

-Consistent high-quality care with best systems & processes in place.

-A one-stop center with all facilities under one roof, to provide our patients with cutting-edge fertility solutions, for all their fertility dilemmas.

-State of the art technology including Time-Lapse Imaging of Embryos, PGS & PGD.