Complications of Delaying Your IVF Journey

Complications of Delaying Your IVF Journey

11 December 2023

Complications of Delaying Your IVF Journey


Embarking on the journey of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be a life-changing decision for couples struggling with infertility. However, many individuals find themselves hesitating or delaying this important step for various reasons. 

In this blog post, we will explore the complications and challenges associated with postponing the decision to undergo IVF treatment, shedding light on the importance of timely action for those on the path to parenthood.

Biological Clock and Age-Related Challenges:

One of the primary complications of delaying IVF is the impact on female fertility due to age. As women age, the quantity and quality of their eggs diminish, leading to a decrease in fertility. Postponing IVF can result in diminished ovarian reserve, making it more challenging to achieve a successful pregnancy. Early start of treatment  becomes crucial to optimize the chances of success in assisted reproductive techniques.

Progression of Underlying Health Issues:

Infertility can be attributed to various underlying health conditions, both in men and women. Delaying IVF may allow these conditions to progress, further complicating the fertility journey. For instance, conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis may worsen over time, affecting fertility and requiring more comprehensive treatments.

With time medical problems like diabetes or Hypertension may affect couples trying to get pregnant. Chances of pregnancy complications increases significantly in these mothers.

Emotional Toll and Stress:

The emotional toll of infertility is significant, and delaying IVF can exacerbate the stress and anxiety associated with the journey to parenthood. Couples may find themselves facing increased emotional challenges as they navigate the uncertainties of infertility, impacting both their mental and emotional well-being.

Financial Considerations:

IVF treatments often involve financial commitments, and delaying the decision to pursue treatment may lead to increased financial burden over time. Prices for fertility treatments may rise, and additional procedures or interventions might become necessary, making it essential to carefully consider the financial implications of postponing IVF.

Relationship Strain:

The fertility journey can strain relationships as couples navigate the challenges of infertility together. Delaying IVF may contribute to prolonged emotional distress and strain on the relationship, as couples grapple with the uncertainties of the future and the desire to become parents.

Reduced Success Rates:

As time passes, the success rates of IVF treatments may decline, especially due to age-related factors. Timely intervention increases the likelihood of success, making it crucial for couples to seek fertility treatments when they are ready and well-informed.


Deciding to undergo IVF is a personal and often complex choice for couples facing infertility. While it is understandable that individuals may need time to process and accept the reality of their situation, it is crucial to be aware of the potential complications associated with delaying IVF. Seeking timely medical advice, addressing underlying health issues, and prioritizing emotional well-being can contribute to a more successful and fulfilling fertility journey. At Bavishi Fertility Institute, we understand the challenges you face, and we are here to support you on your path to parenthood. Remember, taking the first step is a milestone towards the family you’ve been dreaming of.

Author Bio

Dr. Parth Bavishi

Dr. Parth Bavishi, MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology, brings over 12 years of invaluable work experience to his role as Director of Bavishi Fertility Institute, leading a group of IVF clinics committed to helping couples realise their dreams of parenthood. 

Bavishi Fertility Institute is dedicated to providing customised and personalised treatments which are simple, safe , smart and successful. Bavishi Fertility Institute works with success and satisfaction for all at heart. Providing an ideal blend of professional treatment and personalised care.

Dr Parth had special training in infertility at Bavishi fertility Institute, the Diamond Institute, USA, and the HART Institute, Japan.

Dr. Bavishi is a distinguished expert in his field. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bavishi is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Your Miracle in Making: A Couple’s Guide to Pregnancy,’ offering invaluable insights to couples navigating the complexities of fertility. He loves to empower patients to make the correct choice by education both online and offline .

His exceptional contributions have earned him the prestigious Rose of Paracelsus award from the European Medical Association. Dr Parth has been an invited faculty at many national and international conferences.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Bavishi is an avid traveller who finds solace in exploring new destinations. He also enjoys engaging his mind with brainy puzzles, always seeking new challenges and solutions outside of the medical realm.

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