Clinical Results

Understanding Success Rates

You can compare In Vitro Fertilization services by examining each clinic’s statistical data. Be sure to compare similar statistics, since fertility clinics calculate success rates in different ways.

Fertility clinics use several different ways to measure success, depending on the stage of the procedure that the couple reaches. Because of the differences, these published success rates can be misunderstood and misleading when used to compare clinics or to understand your odds of conceiving. You can get a better picture of a clinic’s success by examining the pregnancy rates for all stages of treatment.

The most important statistic to examine is the “live-birth” or “take-home baby” rate per cycle started. This will tell you how many women ultimately take home a baby based on the number of women who start treatment. Ask whether the statistics refer to cumulative cycle data or current cycle data. Always ask for documentation and a breakdown of the data by age and diagnosis, so that you can compare the statistics to your own situation.

We want you to relax and savor every moment of this exciting time in your lives.  We’ll be with you every step of the way to help you enjoy your time with us and to help you prepare for your fertility treatments.  Our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and embryologists understands the needs of our international couples and is sensitive to the needs of single parents and LGBT patients. Our patients come from diverse backgrounds, and range in age from 20 – 49 years old.  We’ll do our best to find the cause for your infertility and will work to provide a solution that helps you conceive.

Positive Blood Test is the result of the serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) pregnancy test.

Clinical Pregnancy progresses to the point of ultrasound confirmation the stage where a gestational sac is seen on ultrasound examination.

Live Birth Rate also called the Take-Home Baby Rate is the percentage of all cycles that lead to live birth.

The live birth rate is always lower than the pregnancy rate (positive blood test or clinical pregnancy). This is because, just like naturally conceived pregnancies, some assisted pregnancies sadly end in miscarriage or loss.

In the diagrams provided below you can see our success rates grouped by age (last update: May 2020).

A woman’s ability to conceive a child reduces with age. As a woman ages, her eggs age with her, diminishing in quantity and quality. As a result it takes longer to conceive and the risk of not being able to get pregnant increases. Also, the risk of miscarriage, and complications in pregnancy and childbirth, increase. The father’s age can also impact on chance of conception, time to pregnancy, risk of miscarriage and the health of the child.

Chances of getting pregnant with IVF

Maternal age is the single most important prognostic factor for IVF success. Studies that have investigated retrospective data concerning female age and the outcome of IVF show that the chance of pregnancy declines with age and the incidence of pregnancy loss increases.

  • If you are using your own eggs, on average, the younger you are the higher your chances of success.
  • If you are using eggs from donor the chances of success are significantly higher as the age of the donor is what matters most; the age of the recipient is also a significant factor for success as the younger the recipient is the higher is the implantation rate and the lower is the miscarriage rate.

Chances of getting pregnant without IVF

  • Starting at about age 32, a woman’s chances of conceiving decrease gradually but significantly.
  • From age 35, the fertility decline speeds up.
  • By age 40, fertility has fallen by half.
  • At 30, the chance of conceiving per cycle is about 20%. At 40 it’s around 5%.

We’re a specialized fertility center with a unique approach

We are pleased that you are considering visiting our center for specialized fertility care, and we look forward to meeting you at your initial consultation. We have helped thousands to become parents and we will be right by your side on your journey towards a healthy family.

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