In vitro fertilization is the answer to the dreams of many couples who otherwise would not be able to conceive a child. For patients experiencing recurrent IVF implantation failure, the devastation is real; it is also challenging for their doctors. There are tests available to determine the cause of these failures and treatments which may increase the chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.
Why IVF Implantation Sometimes Fails
There is no treatment for infertility that is 100% effective in every case. Still, when you are trying to conceive and are faced with no results time after time, it is heartbreaking. There are many reasons why an IVF implantation may fail. Some factors leading to IVF failure are:
- genetic competency of the embryo/s
- age of one or both parents
- uterine abnormalities
- chronic infection or inflammation of the fallopian tubes
- infection or inflammation of the uterine lining
- hormone abnormalities
- environmental toxins (tobacco, alcohol and drug use)
- abnormal oocytes
It is important that repeated IVF implantation failure be evaluated by a knowledgeable doctor in order to determine the cause. Once the cause is identified, the doctor can develop a proper treatment plan.
Treatment for IVF Implantation Failure
There are various treatments used to help reduce the incidence of implantation failure. Identifying the cause is the first step in determining the right treatment. Depending on why the failures are happening, your doctor may recommend one of the following:
- hormonal supplementation
- blood-thinning medication
- pelvic correction procedures for the uterus or other structures
- antibiotic therapy
This is not an exhaustive list of treatments. Other treatments are available. It is prudent to keep in mind that not all available treatments are effective. It is important to be in the care of doctors who use evidence-based treatments in order to have the best chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
The doctors at Neway Fertility use state-of-the-art technology to help you have a healthy pregnancy. They also have the experience and expertise to provide patients with unsurpassed patient-centered care. If you have experienced two or more IVF implantation failures, please contact Neway Fertility, and schedule an appointment for a consultation. We offer above average care, emotional support and answers for patients eager to build their family.