13,000 families & growing
We measure success not only in scientific numbers but in healthy pregnancies, happy families and the babies our patients take home.
For in vitro fertilization (IVF), we focus on delivering personalized care for individual success and are dedicated to helping patients despite their odds. We happily take on difficult cases that have lower chances of success. Over 20% of our IVF patients have failed or been denied treatments at other regional programs.
Why are IVF success rates important?
In fertility medicine, IVF success rates are an indicator of a clinic’s competency. People considering what fertility practice to work with often use published success rates as an important evaluation tool.
All of our IVF treatment cycles have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). In accordance with SART reporting guidelines, we report success rates by live births.
Why you should pick a SART reporting clinic
SART is the main entity that oversees IVF clinics in the United States. Ninety percent of IVF cycles in the U.S. are reported to SART voluntarily by member clinics. SART data is subject to rigorous accountability and accuracy measures.
SART and IVF clinic transparency
SART’s mission is to establish and maintain standards for advanced reproductive technology (ART) to help fertility patients in choosing a clinic where they believe they will receive the highest level of care. SART works to ensure that its member clinics follow its strict reporting guidelines, including that each clinic reports its success rates in an ethical and accurate manner.
Understanding the jargon of IVF success data
- Cycle - The start of medications with the intent to proceed with IVF.
- Fresh embryo transfer - Placing one or more fresh (not frozen) embryos into a woman's uterus during IVF.
- Frozen embryo transfer - Placing one or more cryopreserved (frozen) embryos into a woman's uterus during IVF.
- Live birth rate - The percentage of patients who delivered a baby as a result of IVF.
- Ongoing pregnancy rate - The percentage of patients with an ongoing pregnancy 12 weeks after embryo transfer.
- Pregnancy rate - The percentage of patients with a positive pregnancy test two weeks after embryo transfer.
- Preliminary outcomes - Data noted as preliminary because clinics are still reporting out.
Statement from SART: “A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and entry criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.”