Why multiple treatment cycles may be needed?
All about chance
A successful pregnancy relies on a complex combination of factors. Everything needs to be in the right place, at the right time! Even a couple without fertility issues where the woman is 30 years old has only a 20% chance of achieving pregnancy in any given month. However, fertility declines with age. By the age of 40, the probability of conception in a given month falls to about 5%. Lifestyle factors or medical problems can reduce the odds still further.1
Why are multiple cycles often necessary?
Getting pregnant usually takes multiple attempts even if there are no fertility problems. A large study followed nearly 2,000 couples trying to conceive. 57% of couples conceived within 3 months, but it took a year before 81% succeeded.2 In other words, often multiple attempts are necessary to give yourself a good chance.