Returning to IVF treatment

If you’ve already had unsuccessful IVF treatment, we could help.  

When you’ve had IVF treatment previously that has not been successful for whatever reason, it might be time to take a step back and look at your options – even if that means changing clinics. At CARE, we offer sophisticated testing and procedures that can help us get to the bottom of why your IVF treatment was unsuccessful, allowing us to create a tailored treatment plan that could improve your chances of success. 

How we can help you

We have a number of different tests and procedures we might suggest to help us understand what’s going wrong and why you've had failed IVF treatment. So, alongside our standard fertility assessments, you could consider:

Up to 80% of couples with unexplained infertility have problems in their sperm DNA.  WE offer the latest generation sperm DNA testing which effectively measures DNA damage in thousands of sperm in an ejaculate.

Some women suffer from repeated failures of IVF cycles, either not achieving a positive result or, if they do become pregnant, the pregnancy fails to progress. We offer comprehensive investigations to identify the cause and design your treatment plan accordingly.

By screening for particular antibodies and autoantibodies, we can get an insight into whether your immune system could be preventing embryos from implanting properly.

With this test, we take a biopsy of the womb lining then analyse the tissue to determine when your endometrium will be most receptive – we call this the window of implantation. We can then use these findings to determine the timing of your embryo transfer, which could increase the chance of successful implantation.

 

Janine Elson - Improving IVF results with Genetic Screening

 

Once we’ve got the results from any tests or assessments in order to determine why your previous IVF treatment may have failed, we’ll then work on a personal treatment plan – depending on what we find, it could involve extra medication or treatments. These might include:

Using Time Lapse Embryo Imaging with morphokinetic algorithms (selection models), developed by CARE scientists, we are able to predict which embryos have the highest potential for a successful pregnancy, thereby greatly increasing your chances of having a baby.

If your tests highlight an immune issue,  we can give you treatment which stimulates the proper immune response (immuno-modulation) and may then improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Pioneered by our very own scientists, pre-implantation genetic screening – usually known as PGS – allows us to examine your embryos on a chromosomal level. By only transferring the embryos with the correct number of chromosomes, we hope to reduce the chances of miscarriage and improve your chance of success.

EmbryoGen and BlastGen solutions are a type of culture media, which are liquids designed to closely mimic the natural surroundings of an embryo. This can help embryos to grow better and make a successful transfer more likely.

EmbryoGlue is an embryo transfer medium used in the final step of IVF treatment. It’s been developed to closely resemble the environment in the womb, which can help to encourage successful implantation.

What should I do next?

If you would like to find out more, you should talk to one of our medical team and they will recommend the best option for you

 

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