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^ Understanding the statistics on IVF success rates ^ Working out your chances of having a baby with IVF ^ Having realistic expectations r m he million-dollar question when you have IVF is: Will the treatment m work? There's no way of knowing exactly what your chance of IVF success is, so you have to turn to what's known about IVF success in general to help you estimate your chance of having a baby.
In this chapter, I discuss the issues you need to be aware of when you're looking at how clinics present their results and at IVF statistics in general. I take you through some of the important facts about the odds of getting over the IVF hurdles. I also talk about how you can estimate your own chances of having a baby, considering your circumstances, and how you can try to set realistic expectations and goals.
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