Our fertility specialists can make parenthood possible by treating IVF failure
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an advanced and highly effective fertility treatment. However, patients can sometimes experience IVF cycle failure. When this occurs, it isn’t the end of the road for women and men who want to welcome a baby. Fertility Specialists of Texas is home to experienced reproductive endocrinologists who can help patients by treating IVF failure.
Our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists use their knowledge and expertise to determine why a cycle failed and how to overcome the issue moving forward.
What can cause an IVF cycle to fail?
Human conception is very complex. It requires a healthy sperm to fertilize a high-quality egg. The resulting embryo also needs the right environment in the uterus (womb) so that it can implant and develop into a baby. Problems in any of these areas can cause an IVF cycle to fail.
- Poor-quality eggs are more likely to contain chromosomal abnormalities, which can cause IVF failure, pregnancy loss or birth defects.
- Poor-quality sperm are less likely to fertilize an egg and more likely to result in IVF failure and other issues if fertilization does occur.
- Uterine abnormalities and hormonal imbalances can cause an embryo to not implant in the uterine lining and develop into a healthy pregnancy.
In addition to these biological factors, the skill and techniques at the IVF laboratory and fertility center where the in vitro fertilization cycle occurred can also contribute to IVF failure.
Our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists work at advanced facilities and use the latest technology to ensure that IVF cycles are successful. As a result, our team focuses on working around issues like egg and sperm quality when treating IVF failure.
What are the options for treating IVF failure?
Before developing a treatment plan for a patient who experienced a failed IVF cycle, our doctors work to diagnose what caused the failure. This process may involve ordering a semen analysis, bloodwork or other testing.
Once our doctors determine why a patient experienced IVF failure, they can develop a customized plan to overcome it.
- Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) can identify which IVF embryos contain chromosomal abnormalities. Using this information, our doctors can transfer only chromosomally normal embryos.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can help sperm fertilize an egg by injecting a single sperm into an egg retrieved as part of an IVF cycle.
- Donor eggs, donor sperm and donor embryos can help with treating IVF failure by bypassing issues with egg or sperm quality.
- Our team can overcome issues with the uterus by performing minimally invasive surgery to correct abnormalities or prescribing medications to help prepare the uterus for an embryo.
If you’re feeling discouraged by IVF failure, our Dallas-Fort Worth infertility specialists can help. Contact us to learn more about the fertility treatments that can help you bring home a healthy baby.