2013 Success Rates:
2009-2011 Live Births per Embryo Transfer:
2011-2013 IVF Statistics:
Pregnancy is defined as a positive pregnancy test. Clinical pregnancy is defined as ultrasound visualization of a gestational sac and includes ectopic pregnancies. Multiple gestational sacs in one patient are counted as one clinical pregnancy.
Please note: A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for SART may vary from clinic to clinic. Updated October 2013
How To Evaluate IVF Programs and Their Success Rates
Go to SART.org to see IVF success rates for any IVF program in the United States. SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies) is where all IVF programs report their pregnancy outcomes. Click on the state you are interested in and all the programs are listed. Click on “ART data report” and notice pregnancy rates for your age group (<35, 35-37, etc). “Percentage of transfers resulting in live births” is one of the most important categories. It tells you how many women delivered a baby after an embryo transfer at that program. The number of cycles that have been performed will be a reflection of the clinic’s experience.
Carolina Conceptions, Clinic Summary Report:
Ovarian Reserve and IVF Success Rates:
Diminished ovarian reserve is one of the most common indications for undergoing IVF. Low AMH levels (< 1) are indicative of decreased ovarian reserve, but that does not always mean that success with IVF will be compromised. We recently reviewed data within our IVF program and presented the findings at the annual conference for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2009. The conclusion of our study was that AMH levels are predictive of the number of eggs retrieved in IVF cycles, but they are not predictive of one’s chance of pregnancy (Fertility and Sterility, 2009;92:3 S177-S178). These findings support our treatment philosophy, which is to not exclude women from IVF treatment solely based on decreased AMH levels. We take many other factors into consideration when determining one’s chance of pregnancy, such as age, prior pregnancy history, and reason for requiring IVF treatment, and we find that many patients are still candidates for fertility treatment despite having a low AMH level.