Multiple failed results with IVF! What next?

IVF is the most successful infertility treatment available and the answer to overcoming many of the causes of infertility. As successful as IVF is, there are times when the procedure fails to result in pregnancy. In fact, IVF failure may occur multiple times and when you’ve experienced multiple IVF failures it’s often difficult to consider next steps. Here is our hope to change your outlook.

There are many reasons for IVF failure and not all of them put an end to the possibility for future success



When embryos fail to implant after transfer it’s often due to a defect undiscovered in preimplantation genetic testing. The embryo fails to implant because it was not healthy enough to grow.


The age of the egg affects the quality of the embryo. For women over the age of 35, this can lead to repeated IVF failure. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have and as they age the eggs begin to diminish in quality.


An autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system response attacks healthy tissue which results in destruction of those cells and inflammation. For example, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Addison’s disease, type 1 diabetes, and Lupus. 


Chromosomal abnormalities in embryos are the major factors in IVF failure, just as it is in natural conception. Preimplantation genetic screening or testing detects chromosomal abnormalities prior to implanting the embryos in the uterus.


Smoking, alcohol usage, poor nutrition or being significantly under- or overweight all impact your IVF success. In fact, in women who smoke, on average, twice as many IVF cycles are necessary for conception and there is a greater chance of miscarriage.



Doctors advise Preimplantation genetic testing for those who have multiple IVF failures. Screening your embryos for chromosomal abnormalities prior to implantation leads to a higher rate of IVF success.

Another novel method is to go for Endometrial receptivity assay (ERA) which helps find the window of implantation i.e., the time embryo must be transferred to the womb

IVF using Donor eggs is another path to a successful outcome for those whose physician determines age or quality of eggs as the reason for the IVF failure. A lab screens donor eggs for viability and harvested from healthy young women. A family member may be willing to donate her eggs.

Gestational Surrogacy is a viable option for those who experience recurrent implantation failure.   The lab fertilizes the intended mother’s eggs with the father’s sperm. Your doctor transfers the viable embryo(s) into the uterus of a gestational surrogate.



Failed IVF does not mean you should close the door on your dreams of parenthood. You do have options. For more on the steps, you can take after multiple IVF failures contact Miracle IVF.

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