Success rate

                                                                              Success Rate                                                                   


There are some important factors that can affect the outcome of IVF treatment.


Age: Clinical pregnancy and live birth rates are tied to the women age, especially for women more than forty. Advancing female age had an unfavorable effect on the success rate of IVF. However, IVF helped women at every stage of their reproductive life and woman’s body and her medical history are unique. Only a consultation with your doctor will explore your candidacy for IVF. 


Pregnancy history:

-       A woman with a previous pregnancy has a greater chance of getting pregnant with IVF

-       A woman who presented recurrent miscarriages, should check with her physician the causes of pregnancy loss to ensure if IVF is her best course of action.



Lifestyle factors:

-       Smoking: the delivery rate per IVF for non-smoking women is significantly higher than for smoking women. Women who smoked had a significantly higher abortion rate than non-smoking women.


-       Overweight and obesity: There is a significantly higher live birth rate per IVF in women with normal weight and slight overweight compared with women with evident overweight.


                                                                                      Fertility problems                                                                     

IVF helped patients and couples with fertility problems such as endometriosis or blockages of fallopian tubes, issues with ovulation, or male-factor infertility such as low sperm count or motility. Most of these cases responded very well to IVF.


Hospitals and IVF centers quality: the IVF lab plays a crucial role in the success of IVF, and is a basic requirement to ensure that embryos are given the best possible start. This will include the prowess and the expertise of the embryologist, ensuring the right environment with the right temperature and the adequate light to ensure the embryos growth.


                                                                    Things to take into consideration after an embryo transfer                      


Once the embryos have been placed in the uterus, implantation occurs. Implantation is when an embryo attaches to the wall of the uterus 1 to 5 days after the embryo transfer. Normally, woman may experience some cramping, bloating, and vaginal discharge. If you have heavy bleeding, call your doctor.


A bhcg blood test pregnancy after 12 to 14 days will give you accurate result about whether or not an embryo implants.


Even if implementation seems to be out of control, there are things to do that might help your embryo implant.


                                                                                            Things to do                                                                            

·      Do take your medication as prescribed by the doctor.

·      Find ways to relax between transfer and your official pregnancy test. Nurture yourself, get plenty of sleep and avoid all kind of stress.

·      Try to have balanced nutrition full of fresh fruits and vegetables to build a healthy baby. 


                                                                                          Things to avoid                                                                          

·      Abstain of taking any medication without having your doctor consensus.

·      Avoid extreme temperature such as hot tubs, saunas, hot yoga, as it leaves you vulnerable to infection.

·      Abstain from vigorous exercise and sexual intercourse for the next couple of weeks to avoid uterine contractions.


·      Avoid doing things that will make you blame yourself if IVF didn’t succeed such as smoking, alcohol, etc.



Bernard Kassab

Obstetrics in lebanon

Gynecology in lebanon

Fertility in lebanon