We believe an individualized treatment plan and specialized care is imperative to helping you achieve your ultimate goal of bringing home a baby. The expertise and experience of our dedicated medical team, including highly experienced embryologists, laboratory support staff and specially trained nurses contribute greatly to our success rates.
A frozen embryo transfer cycle is less complicated than a fresh IVF cycle because all of the work involved in ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, fertilization, and embryo culture is already done. The uterus is prepared to receive frozen embryos by treatment with estrogen for approximately two weeks, to stimulate growth of the uterine lining, then adding treatment with progesterone, to mature and synchronize the development of the uterine lining with the developmental stage of the embryo(s). The embryo transfer procedure for frozen-thawed embryos is identical to that used for transfer of fresh embryos. Success rates after frozen embryo transfers generally average about two-thirds of those expected for fresh transfer cycles.
Understanding IVF Success Rates
SART reports birth outcome data from its member clinics. This provides reliable information for patients to make informed decisions and understand the likelihood of success with different treatment options. Click here to learn more.
SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF, or assisted reproductive technology (ART). The organization represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country. The mission of SART is to establish and maintain standards for ART so that you receive the highest possible level of care. SART includes more than 90% of the ART clinics in our country and meets the highest standards for quality, safety and patient care.Our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and fertility success rates are reported to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reporting system. These systems hold our practices accountable, and also challenge us to provide the safest procedures with the most effective results.
Finding SART Reports Online
To view the SART national summary or find SART reports for fertility clinics near you, visit the SART website. Remember: SART does not present success rates for all fertility treatments. SART reports only present data on ART procedures that involve the handling of both sperm and egg. You can find success rates on the following procedures in SART reports:
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
- Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
When reviewing the SART chart, focus on the percentage of embryo transfers that result in live births. This shows the number of babies born in each IVF cycle, versus the number of babies conceived. Live births are a crucial factor for success of a fertility practice. Each cycle represents one round of treatment. Please note this is not an individual patient.
Age & Success Rates
As women age, they have lower IVF success rates. IVF success rates tend to be higher for younger women for two main reasons.
- The quality/genetic makeup of a younger woman’s eggs is often better.
- Younger women usually produce more eggs for retrieval with IVF. Having more eggs may lead to more embryos, allowing a doctor to choose the best embryo from the group for transfer.
It is important to remember that these rates above are averages and each couple’s chance of success depends on several factors including age, diagnosis and prior treatment history.
Donor Egg IVF Success Rates
If you are having trouble getting pregnant with IVF, ask your doctor about IVF with donor eggs. Donor egg IVF may increase your chances of conceiving.
Donor eggs are often considered for women over 38 or for younger women who have few eggs of their own. When donor eggs are used, IVF success rates increase significantly. When it comes to conceiving with donor eggs, the age of the woman who donates her egg is often more critical than the age of the woman carrying the pregnancy.
Our Success Rate Criteria
Attain Fertility’s success consists of a healthy mother and baby. Based on your individualized needs, your physician will aid in providing the appropriate number of embryos to transfer during your IVF cycle. We follow national guidelines established by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Disclaimer: Please note that patient characteristics vary among programs; therefore, success should not be used to compare treatment centers.
To get the best idea of your personal chances of success with IVF, talk with your doctor. Openly discuss your medical history, including test results and fertility history. Then ask about the benefits and risks of IVF to you.
An open and honest discussion will help you make the best decision about whether IVF may help you have the baby you are dreaming of.