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A 40-year-old female asked:

2nd iui just failed. will try 3rd then ivf will i have a better chance conceiving with ivf and what is the average number of eggs one uses?

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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
All of them: We actually inseminate all the eggs to try to get them all to fertilize. On average about 70% of eggs will fertilize and only half of them will be potentially viable embryos. Of these, depending on your age, we transfer two embryos, thought about 25% of the time, both of these embryos will implant (twins). So in the best of all worlds, we will do an elective single embryo transfer.
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