Most couples seek medical advice after 1-2 years of trying to conceive, meaning that fertility issues are the second most common reason for women to visit their GP, after pregnancy. If left untreated, infertility can result in stress, depression, and emotional distress.
The big difference between an IVF cycle and a regular menstrual cycle is that ovulation does not take place in an IVF cycle. Instead, the eggs are retrieved at the point of maturation and are fertilized in the IVF lab to create embryos. After discussion with your primary reproductive endocrinologist, an embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus to initiate pregnancy. Once the embryo(s) is transferred back into the uterus, there is nothing distinguishable between embryos fertilized in the body or in an IVF laboratory.
A full cycle of IVF treatment covers ovarian stimulation and egg recovery, insemination, and embryo replacement.
Many patients think that an 80% chance of getting pregnant through IVF is excellent, while anything less than 50% is poor. However, young healthy couples usually only have around a 20% chance of conceiving naturally in a month.
Most women typically see success rates of 20-35% per cycle, but the likelihood of getting pregnant decreases with each successive round, while the cost increases. The cumulative effect of three full cycles of IVF increases the chances of a successful pregnancy to 45-53%. This is why Bedi IVF & Infertility Hospital has recommended 3 IVF cycles as it is both the most cost effective( you get 3 IVF cycles at the cost of 1 ) and clinically effective number for women under the age of 40.