Are You Trying To Conceive Via IVF?
If you are trying to conceive via in vitro fertilization (IVF), it is important to know which steps are involved in the treatment. This way, you will feel more in control. You should keep in mind that every clinic's IVF protocol may differ slightly because it must be adjusted to the patient's and couple's individual needs. In most cases, the basic flow of an IVF treatment includes the initial consultation, ultrasound and baseline bloodwork, ovarian stimulation, oocyte maturation, egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo transfer, a waiting period of two weeks, and a pregnancy test (fingers crossed!). Is IVF Effective? IVF success rates are above average. They are pretty successful. Studies have shown that for over 150,000 women, the average live-birth rate for the first cycle was nearly 30 percent. There are cases where individuals need to go through repeated treatment cycles before getting the results they want. That is about six cycles, which took place over the course of two years.