Failure: A Valuable Teacher

When it comes to IVF, failure isn’t necessarily final. Something valuable can always be learned.

When IVF is unsuccessful, the failure will generally come down to one of three factors: the transfer itself, the lining of the uterus, or the embryo(s).

Reviewing the attempt with your physician is a valuable experience because it gives you and the doctor the chance to explore important questions related to those factors.

Some of those questions could include:

Were there difficulties accompanying the transfer?

Was there inflammation in the lining?

How did the body respond to medication or stimulation?

Unpacking the answers to these and other questions can go a long way toward impacting how (and whether) you move forward with more treatment in the future. The lessons learned can give you real hope.

Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum have more in this video, originally posted on social media as part of our popular “Facebook Friday” series.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.