It can be devastating to learn you’re not pregnant after an IVF cycle. You should schedule a consultation with your fertility doctor to see if he or she can give you information as to why your IVF cycle wasn’t successful. Important information can be gathered at each step of the cycle that may result in a different or adjusted protocol if you decide to do another cycle. In addition, you may want to consult with another fertility practice who may have better success rates or more experience treating patients with your diagnosis.
Your fertility doctor may recommend certain tests if you have had three or more consecutive miscarriages. (Three or more miscarriages constitute infertility.) These tests can determine underlying conditions, such as problems with your uterus or placenta or hormonal imbalances.
What is a miscarriage?
Candidates for sperm donors include single women, lesbian couples, or heterosexual couples in which the male is sterile, has poor sperm quality, or may pass on a genetic disorder through his sperm. A fertility doctor can evaluate your specific situation and help you decide on whether a sperm donor is the right option for you.
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique that screens embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for genetic abnormalities . This for of genetic testing is performed on embryos doing an IVF cycle, screening an embryo for genetic defects, which may result in diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or Tay-Sachs. PGD Enables people with specific inherited conditions to avoid passion it on to their baby.