Persistence pays with IVF

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The results of a new study certainly bring hope to couples trying to conceive through IVF. Keep reading for details...

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is, without doubt, a harrowing experience for even the most determined-to-get-pregnant couples.

There are tough physical processes like hormone injections, egg retrieval, embryo transfer and more. But more difficult than these physical aspects of the process is probably the emotional toll it can take on a couple, especially after one or two unsuccessful rounds.

And at some point, if several rounds of IVF have not resulted in a pregnancy, another tough decision couples must grapple with is when to call it quits.

In fact, doctors generally assume the chances of pregnancy are low after three to four rounds of IVF.

But now, a new study is proving otherwise.

Hope for couples going through IVF

A large study published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that nearly two-thirds of women going through IVF will get pregnant by the sixth attempt.

And “the cumulative rate for live births continues to increase, albeit modestly, up to the ninth cycle of IVF”, says a New York Times report.

Read about the study on the next page. 

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