Dr Trouw from Pretoria Fertility Clinic shared his insights on this sensitive matter at the 2015 Sasreg Conference.
Dr Trouw presented that a recurrent implantation failure is defined as a failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after transfer of quality embryos in multiple cycles. Distinction was not made between fresh and frozen.
Factors influencing a successful treatment are the egg and sperm quality.
Recipients who are obese and and have increased alcohol intake have lower pregnancy rates and an increased miscarriage rate.
Smokers need twice as many IVF attemtps as non-smokers reducing their chances for success.
Recipients may need to consider donor eggs if they continue to receive failed results with their own eggs.