If you have undergone a fertility assessment and a specific reason has been found for your fertility problems, you may be wondering whether IVF will be able to help. The way that IVF treatment works means that it is able to bypass certain types of fertility problems that affect the chances of the sperm and egg meeting successfully. However, it isn’t able to help in every case and there are some kinds of fertility problems that can’t be tackled with IVF.
IVF treatment can help you to get pregnant when there is a fertility problem that is making it difficult for the egg and sperm to meet. Eggs and sperm will be collected and brought together in vitro. Once fertilisation has taken place, an embryo can then be placed in the womb, where it will hopefully implant itself in the uterine wall.
If your fertility assessments weren’t able to detect a specific cause, your doctor may still recommend trying IVF as it could help. However, there are some limits to what IVF can achieve: