Factors that can affect the High Success Rate of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment

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We have all recently been hearing the term In Vitro Fertilization being passed around various media outlets and also the social media. Many people are asking what this term generally means. Well in Vitro Fertilization is usually a process of fertilization where an egg is combined with sperm in vitro. In Vitro Fertilization normally involves monitoring and also stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process. The IVF fertilization ( that is the In Vitro Fertilization) process involves also the process of removing an ovum or ova from a woman’s ovaries and then leaving the ovaries to get fertilized by the sperm while they are in a culture medium in a laboratory. Have you ever wondered why this type of fertilization process is called In Vitro Fertilization?  Well, it is called In Vitro since the fertilization process takes place in the petri dish rather than in the woman’s body. Here the eggs and the sperm are normally maintained in a special culture media that is a nutrient fluid within a controlled environment which is normally an incubator.

In most cases, the main goal of in vitro fertilization is to allow a patient to become pregnant by using her own or also from a donor’s oocytes (that is their egg cells) and sperm cells from her partner (or it can also be from a donor).  For the in vitro fertilization treatment to have a high success rate in such a complex process, several factors should be put into consideration.

This is why in this article, we at Pearl Fertility will be looking at in vitro fertilization as a fertility treatment that is a multi-functional procedure that usually depends on proper timing and accuracy. We will also be looking at the various factors that can affect the high success rate of in vitro fertilization treatment. The factors are explained below.

The Age of the Patient can affect the High Success Rate of in Vitro Fertilization Treatment:

So how can the age of the patient affect the high success rate of in vitro fertilization treatment? Well, it is normally said that women who are aged between 24 to 34 years old have the highest likelihood of a successful in vitro fertilization treatment since this is the age range when women are normally considered to be most fertile. If a woman reaches the age of 40, the success rates start to decrease gradually. Women who are younger than the age of 35 normally have a high success rate of between 41-43 percent, while patients who are aged between 35 to 37 years have a high success rate of between 33 to 36 percent. Also, women who are aged between the ages of 38 to 40 have a high success rate that ranges from 23 to 27 percent.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet can have an Impact on the High Success Rate of in Vitro Fertilization Treatment:

Various studies have shown that by regularly trying to maintain your healthy weight is really paramount in fertility and also in vitro fertility treatment. When you become overweight it makes monitoring the ovaries during in vitro fertilization treatment difficult and it also increases the chance of complications occurring during the process of retrieving the eggs. To avoid this it is recommended that you change your diet and also seek help from a nutritionist. By seeking help from a dietitian and also working in some programs enrolling in a cardiometabolic weight loss program will help you reach your goals.

The Quality of The Egg, Sperm, and Embryo will also have an Impact on the High Success Rate of in Vitro Fertilization Treatment:

The quality of the oocytes, sperm cells, and embryos can be affected by factors such as age, ovarian reserve, and stimulation protocol. In some cases when the male partner has fertility issues it can impact the vitro treatment process which will result in lowering the high success rate of the in vitro fertilization treatment.