Understanding IVF Success Factors

Young couple viewing a pregnancy testYour chances of successfully becoming pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are influenced by several factors, including your age, medical history, and lifestyle habits. In addition, achieving pregnancy can also be significantly impacted by your choice of fertility clinic. At Fertility Center of San Antonio, we have a proven history of success, and our highly trained doctors and staff have experience working with a wide range of clientele. To learn more about IVF success factors and how they relate to you, contact our San Antonio, TX, clinic today and schedule a personal consultation.

Age

Age is an important consideration when determining the best course of IVF treatment, particularly when deciding whether or not to use donor eggs. Although many patients use their own eggs, you may be advised to use donor eggs to increase your chances of success if you are over the age of 40. We work with a variety of clients across many different age groups, and our doctors will help determine the option that is best for you.

Pregnancy History

A history of previous pregnancies or miscarriages can also influence your chances of success with IVF. If you have become pregnant with your current partner in the past, you have a higher chance of conception, while a history of recurrent miscarriage decreases your chances of success with IVF. You and your doctor will discuss your reproductive history to determine how it may affect your treatment.

Lifestyle

Smoking has a significant impact on the chances of IVF success. Smokers usually require more fertility treatments to effectively stimulate their ovaries, and they generally undergo more IVF attempts than non-smokers. Weight is another important lifestyle consideration, as women who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of infertility and miscarriage. Conversely, women who are underweight may also have difficulty conceiving. You can actively improve your chances of success with IVF treatment by refraining from smoking and taking measures to stay within a healthy weight range.

Medical History

In addition to conducting an in-depth fertility evaluation, you and your doctor will also discuss your medical history to create the most effective treatment plan. It is important to provide us with a detailed account of your medical history in order to maximize your chances of success. Your doctor will take into account uterine abnormalities, such as adenomyosis and endometriosis, as well as blood-clotting disorders and thyroid conditions, which can all affect fertility rates. In addition, cancer and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can affect the health of your eggs. Since ovulation is another important factor, our specialists will closely monitor your ovulation cycle to determine the best course of treatment, which may include the use of ovulation stimulation drugs.

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By taking the time to review your medical history and understand your unique characteristics, we can create a personalized treatment plan that is custom-tailored to your specific needs. To learn more about the factors that affect the success of IVF, contact Fertility Center of San Antonio today.

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