The main determinant of success of any treatment is the age. As you delay treatment, age increases and the success of infertility treatment decreases.
Most often, couples give the following reasons for delaying the treatment:
1) Monetary reasons (often they decide not to treat now because of financial reasons)
2) Family commitment (taking care of somebody at home or marriage of brothers/ sisters)
3) Career goals (starting a new job, waiting for transfer or promotion or higher studies)
4) What people will say (couples might want to start treatment but family members or friends discourage them)
As a result, the couples start moving from one clinic to another without doing any treatment at all. Thus they end up spending and wasting money, time and energy.
Everything can be regained but NOT the TIME. No treatment can reduce your age.
Consequently, when the couples finally get ready for the treatment after arranging money, finishing family commitment, achieving career goals and overcoming "what people will say", it may be TOO LATE.
Therefore, even with the best possible efforts, pregnancy becomes difficult. Moreover, with time the cost of treatment increases.
So if you are thinking to start treatment, DO NOT WASTE your TIME.
This unfortunate couple finally decided for IVF at 36 years of age. Initially the response was good but during OPU (Ovum Pick Up- "Egg Collection") , the egg qualities were found to be extremely low. As a result, no embryo could be transferred and the cycle was CANCELLED.
So beware. TIME IS THE ESSENCE.