Should we try another treatment cycle?
One more cycle
The majority of couples who go through fertility treatment eventually succeed. In most cases, multiple cycles are necessary before pregnancy is achieved. At some point, you or your partner – or the two of you together – may wonder whether to:
- Go ahead with another cycle.
- Take a break, or
- Abandon treatment altogether.
These four questions may help frame your discussion
1. What are our chances of getting pregnant?
If you’re not sure about your chances of conception, discuss your doubts with your doctor. It’s important to know that there is no absolute success rate for treatments. Much depends on your age, the cause of your conception difficulties and the expertise of your medical team. The good news is that there is a large number of potential treatments available. Read more about the success rate of fertility treatments.
2. Is another treatment cycle asking too much of my body?
If you’ve found treatment physically demanding you may question whether you should start another cycle. Discuss any concerns you have about your physical condition with your doctor. Simple lifestyle changes can improve your wellbeing.