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5 fertility treatments to try if you can’t get pregnant

In-vitro fertilization

In-vitro fertilization is when a woman’s eggs are removed, fertilized, and then transferred back into the woman’s uterus.

In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, is the most popular fertility treatment. It’s also the most expensive treatment and one sought after by most women having fertility struggles that found no success with other treatments. It has one of the highest per-cycle pregnancy rates with 20-50 percent per cycle success.

With IVF, a woman’s eggs are removed in an office procedure and fertilized in a laboratory. After 3-6 days of observation, the best ones are transferred back into the woman’s uterus.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018

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  1. I was only able to get pregnant once with the assistance of a specialist. When I asked about getting pregnant again he told me it was a miracle it worked the first tine. He said I had no more eggs and if I wanted to be pregnant again I would need to get an egg and have it implanted after it was viable. I am now 66 and was wondering if there was any possibility fir me to have another child.

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    1. Hi Nancy, I’m sure your infertility doctor has discussed the risks and probabilities of a pregnancy at your age. I never say never but it would be an incredibly risky choice to try and get pregnant at this point!

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