We have investigated the factors that affect the success of IVF treatment for you. Here are the things to watch out for!
Obstetrics and IVF Specialist, Embryologist Op. Dr. Öznur Dündar Akın talked about the factors that affect the success of IVF treatment for you.
Couples who want to have a baby learn about “factors preventing pregnancy” when they are evaluated with the suspicion of infertility. There may be little or no possibility of pregnancy occurring. In such cases, IVF treatment is applied and pregnancy is ensured. However, IVF treatment; It is a long, laborious and self-sacrificing process. It is necessary to pay attention to all factors that can put health at risk, from eating habits to all clothes worn. In addition, the chance of success in IVF may decrease due to various reasons such as not choosing the right treatment method and delaying the treatment.
Success rates in IVF
IVF success rates have been increasing rapidly from past to present. IVF success rates, which can vary even from center to center, are not valid for every couple. Despite all the possibilities of modern medicine, 30% of couples cannot have children even with in vitro fertilization treatment. There are many factors that affect IVF treatment, and even one of these factors can delay getting the desired result in having a child. For example; The age of the woman is an important factor in infertility. Most women aged 20-30 have active reproductive potential. However, at the age of 35 and before, if the egg reserve is good, the chance of IVF success is 40-45%, whereas for women over 40 years of age, the chance can regress to around 10-15%. Because; If it is desired to have a child with IVF, it would be best to start IVF treatment immediately, taking into account the advancing age.
If the sperm in the man is severely damaged…
In addition to the age of the woman, the severely damaged sperm in the man can be counted as another factor affecting the success of IVF. For this reason, in IVF treatment, severely damaged sperm are eliminated and embryos obtained from the best quality sperm are selected and placed in the uterus. Other factors affecting the success of IVF are adhesions in the uterus, ovaries or surrounding tissues, uterine pathologies, hydrosalpenx phenomenon (filling of water in the tubes), presence of endometrioma, continuation of harmful habits, uterine anomalies, low sperm quality, treatment protocols used. and its genus, embryology laboratory conditions and team, genetic problems and concomitant diseases.
If pregnancy does not occur for more than 1 year…
Today, many infertility problems that prevent having children can be successfully treated with new methods applied according to the needs of couples. If pregnancy does not occur despite regular intercourse for more than 1 year, support from an obstetrician should be sought without delay.
Kiss. Dr. Oznur Dundar Akin