The Depressing Reality of IVF Success Rates

A friend recently told me that I should feel more optimistic about my chances of success with IVF. After all, she said, I was still young, and age is one of the most important predictors of success. While certainly true, the chance of having an actual baby to take home after a round of IVF is still far less than 50%. I used to think that needing IVF to get pregnant was a worst-case scenario, “well if I can’t get pregnant naturally, I’ll still be able to get pregnant using IVF”….