What To Do After A Failed IVF?

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A Vancouver woman went through the dissapointment of a failed IVF cycle.  She had been diagnosed with low ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age and male factor infertility (low sperm count and poor morphology). She came to Acubalance and began treatment to help optimize the environment for her eggs, she went on to to have a very different ICSI result. IVF success and she's expecting twins. 

One of the most devastating things that can happen when you are experiencing infertility is a failed IVF cycle. We have so much faith in this type of technology.  So much so that many couples believe that it's a guaranteed way to a pregnancy.  Unfortunately for so many this isn't the case.

Walking away from a failed cycle is extremely difficult and confusing but there are ways to move forward. What can you do now to create a family?  What can you change in your life or treatment to get pregnant? Doing the same thing over and over again trying to get a different result is Einsteins definition of insanity.
The first thing we need to do is to create a plan.  What have you been doing, what have you done to help achieve success? There are so many things which both decrease or increase your fertility and IVF success.  Going through your diet, lifestyle and overall health to modify and pinpoint the areas that need improvement (as well as pat you on the back for all the good your already doing).  
One of the simplest things you can do is to add Acupuncture into your IVF cycle. This simple addition of acupuncture will increase implantation rates, increase pregnancy rates and increase the chances of a full term birth.  
We have many patients who have been through multiple failed IVF cycles go on to have healthy pregnancies! They put in time and effort to make a change in their overall and fertile health. They enter into another IVF after making simple changes and going through several months of treatment.  This is their key to their success and pregnancy. In some cases, patients fall pregnant naturally even after going through many negative IVF cycles.
If you are looking for a second opinion for your fertility we can help. We use a type of functional medicine which optimizes both your fertility and overall health. To find out more please call us for a free15 minute phone consultation.  
I wish you all the best during your fertility journey.

Dr. Ryan Funk
Doctor of Chinese Medicine