Thursday, November 30, 2017

Was your IVF failure because of bad luck ? or because of a bad clinic ?

We all know that IVF does not have a 100% success rate, but when an IVF cycle fails, you are never sure what the reason for the failure was.

Was it because of plain bad luck ? After all, why good looking embryos do not implant is still one of those things we do not understand - it is one of medicine's unsolved mysteries ! We know that human reproduction is not very efficient, and even fertile couples take time to make a baby in their bedroom, which means sometimes all patients need to do is be patient and try again.

Or was it because the IVF clinic was not good enough ?

How is the poor patient meant to decide what to do next ? Should she  stick with the same doctor ? Or should she change clinics ?

This is the million dollar question, and  the answer depends upon doing a careful analysis of your failed IVF cycle - preferably by an independent IVF expert, who can tell you if the quality of care you received was upto the mark.

The good news is that there are only two simple questions you need to answer to make a well-informed decision !

1. Did the doctor do a blastocyst ( Day 5) transfer ?
2. Did he give you photos of your embryos before transferring them ?

If the answer is No, then this is red flag, and you should strongly consider changing your clinic !

The only tangible product an IVF clinic can deliver is embryos !  All good clinics provide embryo photos proactively and routinely

Any clinic which does not provide embryo photos is a poor quality clinic.

Please find a better clinic if you want to maximise your chances of success - one which does only blastocyst transfers and provides embryo photos routinely to all patients !

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