A couple could opt for IVF considering the below conditions:
Medical conditions: The couples who have clinically diagnosed the conditions like endometriosis, tubal disease, immunological factors, cervical factor, male factor, ovarian disorders etc. are selected for the treatment.
Failed prior attempts: When other ARTs like IUI have not been able to result in a successful pregnancy.
The most important factors affecting the successful outcome of IVF are:
Age factor: The couple should not have crossed the reproductive age limit. Either in case of donor eggs or eggs of intended mother, the age of woman shouldn’t exceed 45 years.
Substance abuse: Alcohol, narcotics, tobacco or any other illicit drugs shouldn’t be consumed prior to and while undergoing the treatment.
Mental health: The couple should exhibit strong mental health conditions with no past diagnosis of depression, stress or any other severe conditions at least in the past 6 months. An abusive relationship should be subjected to therapy or counseling before the treatment.
Communicable diseases: The couple should be screened for any infectious disease like HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C.
Physical health: Obesity could be one important reason for the failure of IVF, thus doctors suggest losing weight prior to the treatment.