If your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd IVF cycle failed, should you try again? What are your odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Philip Chenette, medical director at Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco and past president of the Bay Area Reproductive Endocrine Society; and Dr. Mylene Yao, a reproductive endocrinologist, and co-founder of Univfy Inc., which has an online prediction tests for success of IVF.
- How does a failed in vitro fertilization cycle affect odds of success with subsequent IVF cycles?
- What factors influence your chance of success with IVF?
- How to decide whether to do a fresh IVF cycle or use frozen embryos for a frozen embryo transfer?
- How important is a Body Mass Index (BMI) within normal range to IVF success?
- Can being overweight affect your fertility?
- How to best predict your chances of a successful pregnancy with each IVF attempt?
- Does your mother’s or sister’s fertility history affect your chances?
- What is the most important determinant to whether you will get pregnant with infertility treatment?
- How many cycles of in vitro fertilization should you do before you move to donor egg, surrogacy, or adoption?
- What is the likelihood of a successful pregnancy after a miscarriage?
- What causes most miscarriages?
- What causes some women’s ovaries to age faster than others?
- What causes premature ovarian insufficiency or failure?
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Image credit: Scott McLeod
Show originally aired in 2013.