Negative Pregnancy Test after Infertility Treatment
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1. The Hardest Hit
One of the hardest things that a couple dealing with fertility issues could ever face is a negative pregnancy test after infertility treatment. Once a couple has undergone the financial, mental, physical and emotional hardships that are associated with infertility treatments, that negative pregnancy test is the last thing that they want to see.
A negative pregnancy test after infertility treatments can be a crushing blow, as it can mean a couple’s dreams have not come to fruition, and that their money and time were essentially wasted while they were waiting to become parents. Negative pregnancy tests after infertility treatment can trigger so many different emotions, including guilt, frustration, fear, worry, anger, frustration, resentment and sadness. All of these are completely normal feelings to feel in this situation.
2. Should You Try Again?
One of the hardest decisions to make after a failed attempt at IVF or another fertility treatment is the decision on whether or not a couple should try again. There are so many things to consider, and couples should always talk to their doctors at length when deciding what they should do next. There are many questions to ask, and the doctor should be able to explain why he or she things that the cycle failed in the first place.
The conditions of the sperm, eggs, uterus and/or embryos should all be discussed, and the doctor should be able to offer up advice on whether or not a couple should try again. There might be additional tests or alternative therapies that a couple might want to consider trying to boost their chances the next time around, or sometimes doctors might even suggest that trying again might not be a great idea.
3. What To Know
Sometimes, doctors will recommend a time frame that a couple give themselves before trying to conceive again with IVF or another assisted reproductive techniques. Doctors should also discuss with patients beforehand and talk about how many cycles they think a couple should undergo before they stop trying altogether. Every situation is so very different, and there are different factors that affect every couple, so there is no one size fits all answer here.
It should be remembered though that negative pregnancy tests after infertility treatments are a hard thing to deal with but they do happen, more often than people like to think. It’s important to always be prepared when going into a fertility treatment situation and know that there really are no guarantees that what you are trying will work.Negative Pregnancy Test after Infertility Treatment, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.