Success rates are one of the key factors that help guide the selection of a fertility clinic, and since our founding in 1991, IVFMD has helped to build 10,000+ families. We’ve achieved this through a combination of groundbreaking technologies, customized treatment plans, and compassionate care from an exceptional team of doctors. It is a privilege to support so many individuals and couples in achieving their dreams of parenthood.
We’re Proud to Share Our IVF Success Rates
Transparency is at the heart of our mission. IVFMD voluntarily reports our statistics to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), a national reporting service that collects and shares data from fertility clinics across the country. Please be mindful that comparing success rates can be a bit overwhelming, and our team is always happy to connect with you to discuss your specific needs in detail.
We invite you to review the most recent finalized data for each of our locations:
What are my chances of getting pregnant/having a baby?
Your chances depend on your specific situation. Pregnancy is a very complex process that depends on the availability of “good” eggs and “good” sperm, as well as a uterus and hormone system that will produce a happy environment for implantation of an embryo. Some of the factors that help our fertility specialists determine your chances of getting pregnant include:
How well the patient’s ovaries work
Whether the intended father has sufficient and good quality sperm
Your lifestyle, including habits such as exercise, smoking, diet, etc.
For these reasons, we can only estimate a pregnancy rate based on each couple’s unique circumstances.
Can you calculate the possibility for successful pregnancy?
Pregnancy rates can be calculated based on the number of patients beginning treatment, the number of patients going for egg retrieval, or the number of patients having an embryo transfer. Each of these gives information to a clinician or embryologist, but most patients are interested in the probability of having a live birth once he or she starts treatment. This is often referred to as the live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle.
The problem with this statistic is that the data are always about one year old, as one must wait for a baby to be born to count it as a live birth. Because of this, pregnancy rates sometimes include live births as well as those that are still in the uterus but have not yet been born. This is often referred to as the ongoing pregnancy rate. This pregnancy rate is usually a little bit higher than the live birth rate, but it is usually the most current pregnancy rate and reflects any recent technologies or changes that have been introduced into the clinic and laboratory.
One other important statistic is what is called the implantation rate. This is a measurement of the chances that a single embryo will implant in the uterus. By using this statistic, one can better understand the chances of having more than one embryo implant in the uterus, and this may aid a patient and the doctor in determining whether to transfer one or two embryos.
Implantation rates, as well as the other pregnancy rates mentioned above, are typically broken down by female age groups. The common age categories are: <35, 36-37, 38-39, and >40.
How should I choose a fertility center?
All fertility centers are required to report to the CDC. IVFMD voluntarily reports their statistics to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), which then forwards them to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For reasons previously mentioned, these statistics, are usually at least two years old. As an example, for 2017, the most recent statistics compiled by SART are for 2015.
Using these data to compare success between different clinics may be misleading for several reasons. For example, a clinic with the highest pregnancy rates may not be the best clinic, as they may achieve their higher rate by transferring more embryos to the uterus and therefore increasing the risks to both mother and child. SART has guidelines for the number of embryos to transfer in order to decrease risks to mother and child, and IVFMD strictly adheres to those guidelines. For this reason, it is always important to examine the mean number of embryos transferred. Another example to show why it may be misleading to compare IVF clinics is that one center may not allow certain groups of women to undergo IVF for fear they will lower their pregnancy rates.
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IVFMD: The Premier Fertility Clinic of Miami & South Florida
Since 1991, IVFMD has helped over 10,000 individuals and couples achieve their dreams of having a child. Our fertility doctors and reproductive endocrinologists offer a full range of fertility treatment options for female, male, and LGBTQ+ fertility. Our services include in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility preservation (egg freezing, sperm freezing, oncofertility), INVOcell, PGT testing, fertility surgery (myomectomy, tubal reversal, etc.), egg donation, surrogacy, and more. Visit our fertility clinics in South Florida.