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

We report our in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility success rates to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reporting system. This not only provides accountability, it also challenges us to develop the safest procedures with the best results.

SART charts are very useful in understanding an infertility treatment center’s success rates. Your focus, when looking at the charts, should be on the percentage of embryo transfers that result in live births. This number communicates how many babies were born for each IVF cycle, as opposed to the number of babies conceived, and is one of the most important indicators of success for a practice. Also, it is important to note that each cycle represents one round of treatment, not an individual patient.

Our Success Rate Criteria

We consider success to be a healthy mother and baby. Given the nature of IVF and the desire to achieve a pregnancy, your physician will counsel and advise you on the number of embryos to transfer based on your individual medical situation. We follow national guidelines established by The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Data is from 2013 SART report.

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Fresh Embryos from Non-Donor Eggs


Age<3535-3738-4041-42>42
Number of cycles with fresh embryos584018164
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births49.0%40.0%6 of 122 of 110 of 1
Percentage of cycles resulting in live births 41.4%35.0%6 of 182 of 160 of 4
Average number of fresh embryos transferred1.72.12.73.91
Percentage of cycles resulting in pregnancies43.1%37.5%7/182/160/4
Implantation rate45.7%26.7%28.1%4.7%0/1
Average number of embryos transferred1.72.12.73.91
Percentage of live births with twins50%5/141/60/20/0
Age <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 >42
Number of cycles with fresh embryos584018164
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births49.0%40.0%6 of 122 of 110 of 1
Percentage of cycles resulting in live births 41.4%35.0%6 of 182 of 160 of 4
Average number of fresh embryos transferred1.72.12.73.91
Percentage of cycles resulting in pregnancies43.1%37.5%7/182/160/4
Implantation rate45.7%26.7%28.1%4.7%0/1
Average number of embryos transferred1.72.12.73.91
Percentage of live births with twins50%5/141/60/20/0
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Thawed Embryos from Non-Donor Eggs


Age<3535-3738-4041-42>42
Number of transfers1920217
Number of cycles with thawed embryos2221218
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births5 of 1960.0%2 of 2 0 of 10 of 7
Percentage of cycles where the thaw was attempted that resulted in live birth25.0%57.1%2 of 2 0 of 10 of 7
Average number of embryos transferred1.61.7211.9
Age <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 >42
Number of transfers1920217
Number of cycles with thawed embryos2221218
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births5 of 1960.0%2 of 2 0 of 10 of 7
Percentage of cycles where the thaw was attempted that resulted in live birth25.0%57.1%2 of 2 0 of 10 of 7
Average number of embryos transferred1.61.7211.9
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Donated Eggs and Embryos (All Ages)


 Fresh EmbryosBanked Donor EggsThawed EmbryosDonated Embryos
Number of transfers16140
Percentage of recipient starts resulting in live births5 of 160 of 11 of 4 0 of 0
Number of cycles with donated eggs and embryos16140
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births5 of 130 of 11 of 4 0 of 0
Average number of embryos transferred1.221.80
Fresh Embryos Banked Donor Eggs Thawed Embryos Donated Embryos
Number of transfers16140
Percentage of recipient starts resulting in live births5 of 160 of 11 of 4 0 of 0
Number of cycles with donated eggs and embryos16140
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births5 of 130 of 11 of 4 0 of 0
Average number of embryos transferred1.221.80

Disclaimer: Please note that patient characteristics vary among programs; therefore, success should not be used to compare treatment centers.

Sources
https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2000008