IVF Success Rates

Boston IVF is considered one of the leading fertility clinics in Massachusetts and the country in reproductive medicine and consequently in vitro fertilization success rates. For couples and partners seeking proof of such claims, review their IVF success rates below.

Why We Have Extremely High Success Rates?

The main objective of our New England fertility clinic is to help couples achieve their dream of having children. To ensure this comes to fruition, our highly trained embryology staff works meticulously to maintain our standards in regards to quality as high as possible. Furthermore, we make all efforts to constantly improve both our methods and knowledge in reproductive science.

7 Factors That Affect IVF Success Rates

Besides the program itself, there are other reasons why the success rates of IVF are high:

  • Reason for infertility; recurrent miscarriage, infertility in both the male and female, uterine abnormalities, blocked or absent tubes, ovarian dysfunction, or low sperm quality and mobility can result in lower IVF success rates.
  • Length of time couple or female partner is considered infertile
  • Age of female; The higher the IVF success rates tend to occur more with younger women. In vitro fertilization success rates fall with maternal age (for those who use your individual eggs)
  • Amount and quality of retrieved eggs
  • Quality of the male semen and sperm; are there any abnormalities?
  • Did couple previously have a baby prior to from IVF or have a failed attempt for IVF
  • The amount of children that the woman may already have had
  • To further clarify, the effect of aging on an older woman's eggs and ovaries is one thing that isn't at all times known by a lot of women. Our very own fertility doctor, Alan S. Penzias of Harvard Medical School, recently conducted research into the effect of aging and IVF. "One of the sad situations is that there are a lot of women who do not realize that there is an effect of aging," Penzias says.

    IVF Cycles using Fresh Embryos from Non-Donor Eggs*
    Age< 3535 - 3738 - 4041 - 42
    Pregnancy Rate per Transfer46%36%45%24%
    Cycle Starts167
    114
    121
    72
    *For the period: Jan 1, 2013 - Mar, 2013

     

    IVF Cycles using Donor Eggs*
     Fresh
    Rate per Transfer68%
    Cycle Starts21
    *For the period: Jan 1, 2013 - Mar, 2013

     

    IVF Cycles using Frozen Donor Eggs (via Donor Egg Bank USA)
     Fresh
    Clinical Pregnancy Rate49%
    *Through July 1, 2013

    Clinical pregnancy is defined as an ultrasound-confirmed pregnancy (fetal sac present).

    A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

    For more on Boston IVF's success rates, please click here to access the Society for Reproductive Technology's (SART) database.

    Tips on How to Increase your IVF Chances

    If you want to increase the success of an in vitro fertilization procedure, you need to have a superior IVF program. Bear in mind that there are some significant differences in each clinic’s success rate. As an illustration: take a look at the CDC website. What you’ll see are clinics that have IVF live birth rates that spanning from below 10 percent to more than 60 percent per egg retrieval procedure for under 35 years old and younger. Thus, you need to do some research before you undergo an IVF procedure.

    Studies have recently revealed that acupuncture raises IVF success rates. Patients in our program have noticed positive results and share their success stories. There are fertility acupuncturists who focus on IVF help therefore ensure you select a proper, experienced doctor.

    Couples who are serious about undergoing an IVF process need to carefully take a look at and compare the various fertility centers to know each clinic's success rates. In the end, several of the doctors you end up choosing may have lesser success statistics while others have a better success rate.

    5 Additional Leading Elements Which Impact the Success Rates of an IVF Program

    • Average amount of embryos retrieved, their growth, and technique used
    • The skill and quality of the embryology staff and lab environment
    • The experience and skill of reproductive endocrinologist
    • The kinds of cases the IVF treatment program took on; The lifestyle of the patients. Some couples tend to have higher success due to egg quality and quantity, age of female, etc.
    • Does the clinic offer cutting-edge technology to retrieve high quality embryos? BostonIVF does.

    We believe we can come to a middle ground on the threat of failure with a high number of multiple pregnancies by transplanting fewer embryos which are of high-quality, pertaining to growth and fragmentation.

    • Women 35 year old and younger – one or two embryos with some exceptions
    • Women 35 to 38 – transfer of two embryos only
    • Women 39 to 40, transfer of two or three embryos with couples typically choosing three
    • Women more than 41 years of age, three or four embryos are transplanted

    All clinics track their IVF pregnancy and live birth rates and report the information yearly to the U.S. government. The government will release the information on the web through a CDC report including SART in a separate IVF success rate report.

    The pregnancy rates following the in vitro fertilization procedure are IVF success rates. There are a few ways to determine the rates. If you simply divide the quantity of promising results by the amount of performed procedures your result determines the rates. These IVF success rates can differ substantially when you consider the established end point and the methodology utilized.

    Live Birth Rate and Clinical Pregnancy Rate are the 2 Key Types of IVF Success Rates

    • Clinical Pregnancy Rate
    • Live Birth Rate

    Now, clinical pregnancy rate is typically used when the amount of live births is unobtainable. After all, a pregnancy takes 40 weeks to reach full-term and IVF centers seeking to have those pregnancy rates published prior to their patients get to the stage of full-term need to use the clinical pregnancy rate. At the time they are reported is the proper time the IVF pregnancy rates should be made public.

    In situations where the number of live births is unavailable clinical pregnancy rate is commonly used. Because live birth rates account for every pregnancy that’s been performed through IVF, it's no wonder couples seek this figure primarily.

    The CDC/SART publishes the IVF pregnancy rates each year. A drawback is the data is oftentimes outdated due to the fact a year is necessary to gather the rates so in some cases it may not be entirely accurate for that particular clinic.