IVF Success Rates in Your Late 30s and 40s: Myth vs. Reality : In Vitro Fertility Goddess: "If there was a casino of fertility treatment, the IVF clinic would be the High Roller's room, where you outlay astronomical sums of money you must be prepared to lose as there is a high chance you will. Meantime downstairs people wander around betting fifty on a bottle of herbs here, or a packet of Chlomid there, hoping with each outlay to hit the jackpot. Usually IVF is the last option for people, often after years of dabbling in other treatments with no success and this also places the stakes incredibly high." If you are infertile, a sense of humour will help you cope better - and this is a great resource to help you keep your cool !