IVF success rate with PCOS
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May 9, 2018 at 8:41 am #1978MilanParticipant
In general, there is some thought that when we look at the different reasons someone might be going through IVF treatment. There is some thought that PCOS women may have lower IVF success rates. The difficult thing is that that’s tangled up with a lot of other reasons. In general, women with PCOS have good ovarian reserve. So we tend to get a good number of eggs. But there can be other risks that come along with that in terms of having an over-response to medication. In general, I would say that compared to, oftentimes we compare to women, for example that have tubal disease. That just means that their tubes are blocked so they need IVF for that reason. But they don’t have any other fertility diagnosis. I would say relative to that, it does appear that women who have PCOS have a slightly lower success rate with IVF.May 10, 2018 at 6:42 pm #2018Felicia SazParticipant
My friend who was diagnosed with PCOS went for IVF. Unfortunately, her first cycle failed. I don’t understand why. Her chances were actually very good. IVF works best for women with PCOS. anyway, she just started her second cycle. Hopefully, this time it will work for her. We need prayers right now.May 12, 2018 at 6:48 am #2039TifannyParticipant
Patients with PCOS, commonly present with irregular ovulation and menstruation. Elevated testosterone levels, which can lead to an overabundance of body hair. And multiple small cysts within the ovaries. Women with PCOS are generally successful at achieving pregnancy. Either naturally or through assisted reproduction such as ovulation induction and in IVF. Overall, pregnancy and live birth rates are similar for women with PCOS and women without fertility issues. Women with PCOS tend to have an increased number of eggs preparing to be released from the ovary. As well as increased levels of anti-Müllerian hormone. Which is produced by growing eggs and is thought to reflect ovarian reserve, or the number of eggs a woman has remaining. Therefore, it has been hypothesized that PCOS is associated with an increase in ovarian reserve. As fertility declines after the age of 40 in all women. A larger ovarian reserve may be associated with a longer fertile period in women with PCOS. The current study examined whether women with PCOS experienced similar age-related declines in pregnancy and birth rates following IVF compared to women with normal ovulatory cycles.May 12, 2018 at 3:08 pm #2068kim01Participant
Hey. I am so sorry for you. PCOS is another kind of infertility. My sister was diagnosed with PCOS when she was 17. She got married at 20. She never thought that this would make that much trouble. It left her infertile. She was so upset and ruined. Her husband supported her alot. They went for treatment but no results. So after wasting alot of time, they decided to go for surrogacy. They went to a clinic in Europe. The clinic provided her with the best surrogate. She was healthy and before the process, she was medically tested. She later gave birth to a healthy baby. She is a happy mother now.May 12, 2018 at 3:36 pm #2078StormiParticipant
Fertility drives many women to their PCOS diagnosis. Then questions swirl about the challenges of becoming pregnant. Maintaining a healthy pregnancy and ensuring a healthy baby after delivery. Will lifestyle changes help? Is IVF the answer?. Oral Contraceptive Pills (birth control) are the number one most prescribed medication to regulate menstruation in women with PCOS. While this may help to create a regular menstrual cycle which is important it prevents pregnancy. This is not helpful for women with PCOS who are trying to conceive. OCPs do not solve the root of the problem and may actually cause long-term reproductive health problems. Clomid is commonly used for women with PCOS to hyper stimulate the ovaries to ovulate. Once again the problem we encounter here is that Clomid does not resolve PCOS, though it may help a woman to get pregnant.May 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm #2086milaParticipant
Hello. I am so sad for you. My friend was determined to have PCOS. She got married to her love of life. She never felt this would raise that much hell. She was completely infertile. She was so disturbed. Her better half upheld her alot. They went for treatment, however, no outcomes. So in the wake of squandering alot of time, they chose to go for surrogacy. They went to Europe. The facility gave her the best surrogate. She was sound and before the procedure, she was therapeutically tested. She later brought forth a sound infant. She is a glad mother now.May 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm #2093riazoyerParticipant
I am so sorry for you. It is a hard time for you. I am so sad for you. I know how much this hurt. My friend was infertile. She visited many clinics for treatment but nothing worked. She decided to go for IVF. It was really a painful procedure. It failed in the second cycle too. She then went for IUI. It also failed with no luck. She was left with an option of surrogacy. She went for it to Europe. There she was given a surrogate. She was so happy because her dream was becoming true. She then went for it and the surrogate gave birth to a healthy baby. She is a mother now.May 13, 2018 at 2:36 am #2095AriaParticipant
Hey there! Hope you are doing fine. Well, IVF and Surrogacy both are good alternatives to have children for infertile. I had also diagnosed with PCOS. But I had passed through the IVF treatment from Ukraine. I blessed with a baby girl from there. I personally think that lady with PCOS, if not success in IVF. She should go for surrogacy. Surrogacy is also an advance and safe option.May 31, 2018 at 6:03 pm #2570Sarah WilliamsParticipant
Yes! Hey Milan? I agree. but, as we know every case is different but still all cases can be generalized in the beginning to some level. So, yeah! You don’t have to think that way! I’m also a PCOS patient, I’ve seen many women getting pregnant via IVF. So, I’m also going for one; yes! It has good chances as you can see stats. But, some cases can be not successful. You just explained a different kind of relation to it. So, yeah! But, still, I think they are worth a try! Wish me luck! As I’m going my first round in July at a repro center in Ukraine. This might be the case of success for me.May 31, 2018 at 6:06 pm #2573ezabelParticipant
As far as I have heard IVF work great with PCOS. Maybe that’s based on my assumptions. And even my cousin sister had PCOS she went through IVF and she is having a healthy baby now. Sometimes the results and the perceptions make me confused. I mean what to say and what not. I have been to so many conversations that claim the success rates with PCOS. Yes, that’s a fact that it depends on the number of eggs extracted or the number of the egg fertilized, A women over this forum who had her IVF done. Had a smaller number of eggs extracted but they fertilized well. And she is conceiving now. How about that story? So there are many mixed assumptions. And I equally consider DE to be worthful when comes to IVF. Hope good for everyone. May all conceive well and soon.August 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm #5812TrishaParticipant
Multiple ovarian cysts and enlarged ovaries are the key characteristics of PCOS. Another is weight gain. You need to work hard to keep the extra pounds at bay. Even a modest drop in your BMI will improve your fertility and general health, chiefly by reducing insulin and androgen levels. Aim low – losing half a pound each week is perfectly achievable. Okay, we know you’ve heard it all before, but a healthy diet is paramount. PCOS sufferers get heavier quicker. So a tip-top nutrition regime is vital. That’s true for an IVF diet too. Don’t dilly-dally by the salad counter: see a dietician. Reduce your carbs and eat low-GI (or GL) foods. Ditch the fruit juice and cake. Eat more fresh fruit, vegetables and fibre. Choose lean meat. Lower your fat intake and wave goodbye to those sugary drinks. Your dietician should draw up a weekly eating plan. Our best advice? Stick to it like glue. Exercise is essential for reducing blood-sugar levels and insulin resistance. Your low-GI, low-carbohydrate food regime won’t do that on its own. Walk swiftly, 30 minutes a day, every day, without fail. That, and the new diet, will reduce your weight steadily and effectively. You could start ovulating quicker than you think. PCOS patients can get acne: not nice. To fight it, buy benzoyl peroxide at your pharmacy. If that doesn’t work, ask your doctor for antibiotics. As for the big stuff, consider taking Metformin, which lowers insulin levels and testosterone.August 26, 2018 at 9:03 pm #6139MichellevictorParticipant
My sister has PCOS and she tried for IVF many times but it failed. I think rather than choosing this expensive and complicated method, you should go for surrogacy. Surrogacy has more success rates. And it is comparatively much better than IVF as well. It won’t cost you a lot as well. Because IVF is very expensive and it can fail too. Chances of a baby are definite in this case. My sister has also chosen surrogacy now.August 27, 2018 at 2:06 am #6150Polina DelanyParticipant
Hello Milan! Well, yes! I can understand what you’re taking about. I recently met with a friend of mine. She was undergoing IVF abroad. So, yes! She was a PCOS patient, since her 20s and couldn’t conceive, ending up having a Miscarriage in past. So, yes! Her ovarian reserve also had a drawback. You know what? I’m not saying that you information is contradictory. But she did conceive in her 2nd IVF attempt. So, yeah! Still, thanks for sharing the post. It’s really a good part to see women having quality discussion here. I’m also having my surrogacy process abroad in Kiev this month. So, yes! Can understand things!August 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm #6170Lisa05Participant
Hey Milan! Hope you are doing fine. It’s really hard to face infertility. I was diagnosed with PCOS at an early age. After getting married I have been TTC for more than 5 years with no luck. I didn’t conceive even a once. I was fed up with the things. Then I and DH decided to go to Europe for fertility treatment. Here I found a reputable clinic after making great research struggle. I visited the clinic and after analyzing my situation doctors recommend me IVF. I opted for the process and made a contract. After a while I got pregnant. I have been provided with great services by the clinic. Now I am happy to announce that I have a baby boy. God bless youAugust 27, 2018 at 1:02 pm #6173Joanne SilviaParticipant
Hey! I hope you’re okay. This is a great post. Thank you for making this! IVF is actually considered as the perfect solution for PCOS. My sister had success with it. And, she suffered from PCOS, too. So, I am really sold on this concept!
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