May 11, 2014

IVF Success RatesIn vitro fertilization, or IVF, is the most successful method for treating infertility, which affects nearly 2.5 million couples in America. At The Fertility Institute in New Orleans, our IVF success rates include over 70 percent of transfers resulting in live births. As pioneers in advanced fertility treatments, we’ve accomplished over 14,000 pregnancies through in vitro fertilization and other innovative fertility treatment options. If you and your partner are among those having trouble conceiving, then speak with our fertility specialists to determine if IVF is an appropriate course of action.

The Benefits of IVF

In vitro fertilization describes fertilizing mature eggs in a laboratory setting, outside of the uterus, and then replanting strong embryos into the womb, where the mother can carry them to term. The entire process is divided into four separate procedures (ovarian stimulation; egg retrieval; fertilization; and embryo transfer), allowing the comprehensive treatment to address a multitude of potential infertility issues.

Multiple Choices for Donors

IVF can succeed whether a fertility issue lies with the mother, father, or both. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may use your own sperm and eggs; the mother’s eggs and sperm from a donor source; the father’s sperm transferred to donor eggs; or donor eggs and sperm. If a preexisting condition or medical complications make it impossible for the mother to carry the embryo, then IVF can also allow for a surrogate mother to carry the fetus to term.

Can Address a Variety of Issues

Common infertility issues can include weak and/or insufficient sperm from the father, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes in the mother, or a host of other complications. The specifics of every IVF procedure differ from couple to couple, and are tailored to address your unique situation. The ability to help a wider number of couples is one of the most significant reasons behind IVF’s popularity and impressive success rates.

Candidacy for In Vitro Fertilization

After comprehensive screenings and examinations to ascertain why you’re having difficulty conceiving, your fertility specialist can help you decide if IVF is the best solution, and what the process should entail. IVF is most successful in couples under the age of 35, though age doesn’t always affect eligibility. If you or your partner exhibit any of the following conditions, than in vitro fertilization may offer the best chance of overcoming them to achieve a successfully pregnancy and birth;

  • Impaired sperm production
  • Weak sperm samples
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ovulation disorders
  • The loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40
  • Unexplained failure to conceive after trying for over a year

Learn More by Scheduling a Consultation

Failing to conceive can take a serious mental and emotional toll on both you and your partner, but it isn’t an insurmountable problem. Through IVF or one of our many other assisted reproductive technologies, we can help you overcome your fertility issues and the burdens associated with them. To learn more, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our specialists, contact our office today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person, and helping you realize your dreams of starting a healthy, happy family.