IVF Success Rates

In our new, state of the art laboratory facilities, our pregnancy rates are above the national averages compared to 2012 Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) data, which is the most current data available.

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.
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.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Although we want to help everyone achieve a successful pregnancy, it is very important to us that we maximize the chance of success yet minimize the risk of a multiple gestation pregnancy.

In efforts to reduce the number of multiple gestation pregnancies resulting from IVF, the Gundersen Fertility Center has established the following policy regarding the number of fresh embryos to transfer. This policy was established to comply with the Embryo Transfer Guidelines devised by The Practice Committees of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Pregnancy results from our own IVF program were taken into consideration as well.

The number of embryos selected for transfer should be based on age and prognosis:

    The following criteria are used to determine a favorable prognosis:
  1. First attempt IVF or previous successful IVF cycle
  2. Day 3 FSH is less than 9.0 (measure of ovarian reserve)
  3. Normal AMH (measure of ovarian reserve)
  4. History of not smoking
  5. Good embryo quality
  6. Excess embryos available for cryopreservation (for day 5 embryo transfer)
Prognosis Age < 35 Age 35-37 Age 38-40 Age > 40
Favorable 1 embryo 2 embryos 2 embryos 3 embryos
All other patients 2 embryos 2 embryos 3 embryos 3 embryos
Prognosis: Age < 35
Favorable:
1 embryo
All other patients:
2 embryos
Prognosis: Age 35-37
Favorable:
2 embryo
All other patients:
2 embryos
Prognosis: Age 38-40
Favorable:
2 embryo
All other patients:
3 embryos
Prognosis: Age > 40
Favorable:
3 embryo
All other patients:
3 embryos

Please note: These guidelines may be modified according to individual circumstances after appropriate consultation.

Currently, more than 70% of the patients that have qualified for elective single embryo transfer have achieved success, and we have greatly reduced the percentage of twin pregnancies as well.

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