The Latest IVF Success Rates

The Latest IVF Success Rates The Latest IVF Success Rates

Can in vitro fertilization (IVF) help you get pregnant? If you are interested in IVF, find the latest IVF success rates here. 

Age affects IVF success rates
Age is one of the biggest factors influencing IVF success. Below, we share IVF success rates, by age group. These rates show the percentage of women that gave birth following an embryo transfer with IVF. The first group of IVF success rates show live birth rates (per transfer) for women that used fresh embryos in 2011 and the second group shows success rates per transfer for women that used frozen embryos in 2011.

IVF success rates with fresh embryos - 2011

  • Women under 35: 46.2 %
  • Women 35-37: 38.4 %
  • Women 38-40: 27.4 %
  • Women 41-42: 16.6 %
  • Women 42: 6.5 %

IVF success rates with frozen embryos - 2011

  • Women under 35: 39.3 %
  • Women 35-37: 35.7 %
  • Women 38-40: 30.3 %
  • Women 41-42: 24.5 %
  • Women 42: 16.5 % 

You can see that younger women often higher chances of pregnancy success with IVF.

IVF success rates for donor eggs
Based on your age or medical condition, your doctor may recommend that you try the IVF process using donor eggs. In 2011, IVF donor egg cycles had very high success rates.

  • 54.9 % of fresh embryo transfers using donor eggs resulted in live births. 
  • 35.7 % of the transfers using thawed frozen donor egg embryos resulted in live births.

This means that fresh embryo transfers using donor eggs were slightly more successful than frozen embryo transfers using donor eggs.

How many embryos should you transfer for the best chances of IVF success?
Has your doctor told you how many embryos he or she wants to transfer during IVF? You may wonder if transferring more embryos with IVF might increase your chances of IVF success. This is an issue currently being studied at length by fertility researchers.

If you are under 35, transferring more than two embryos could increase your chances of becoming pregnant. However, multiple embryo transfer can also increase your chances of having multiples (twins, triplets, or more). No matter what your age is, ask your doctor if you are eligible for single embryo transfer, an IVF option that many experts now recommend.

How many IVF cycles should you do for the best chances of success?
Experts say that your chances of IVF success double when you commit to three IVF cycles. Therefore, you may want to consider trying IVF at least several times. If you are concerned about money and are interested in IVF financing options, our Attain IVF Programs provide a course-of-treatment option to help you pay for IVF.

Ask your fertility clinic about IVF success rates
IVF clinics report different rates of IVF success. Clinic by clinic, IVF success rates depend on several different factors, including:

  • The expertise of the clinic's staff and physicians
  • The clinic's lab specifications and capabilities
  • The types of patients the clinic works with

When choosing an IVF clinic, make sure to ask questions about your chances of IVF success at that clinic. When comparing clinics, make sure to ask about the following:

  • Their patients' live birth success rates (also called the take home baby rate not just their pregnancy rates)
  • How your age may impact IVF success
  • How your health condition, fertility problems, and personal lifestyle habits might affect your treatment

These factors all can all influence your personal chances of success with IVF. 

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If you are unsure how to interpret the success rates presented here, check with your local fertility center or visit the website of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) to learn more. 

  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology: Clinic Summary Report
  • IntegraMed: IVF Success Rates: The IVF Success Rate Odds
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