In vitro fertilisation (commonly known as IVF) has helped many parents who are unable to fall pregnant on their own.
But there is good news for couples who have endured many unsuccessful assisted insemination attempts – as new research has found that 1 in 6 women are able to ‘conceive naturally’ after failed IVF.
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1 in 6 women ‘conceive naturally’ after failed IVF
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland studied data from 2,133 women who had received IVF treatment from a nearby fertility centre.
The study noted that 1,073 of the women who had undergone IVF treatment either didn’t become pregnant as a result or had suffered a miscarriage.
However, 17 per cent (just over 1 in 6) of these women who had unsuccessful IVF were able to conceive naturally within five years.
Lead researcher, Dr David McLernon, said: “IVF treatment is not something that couples take on lightly, and it can be a physically and emotionally demanding process even if treatment is successful.
“When it is unsuccessful, understandably couples can be left distraught. This study will give couples a clearer idea of their chances of conceiving naturally even after IVF has been unsuccessful.
“Hopefully with this information they will be able to make an informed choice about their next moves after treatment.”
Facts about IVF
Infertility affects 1 in 6 Australian couples.
There are more than 70,000 cycles of assisted reproduction treatment delivered in Australia each year resulting in over 13,000 babies.
The egg and sperm are fertilised in an incubator outside the body, then the embryo is transferred back into the woman’s uterus. The whole process up to the embryo transfer stage usually takes six to eight weeks.
According to IVF Australia, an IVF cycle will cost $9,290 though prices vary on the treatments.
In Australia, Medicare gives you about 50 to 60 per cent of the cost and people can go for more than one cycle as there is no capping.
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