IVF Success Rates
Your path to success is unique
Women & Infants’ Fertility Center is part of Women & Infants Hospital, which provides excellent care to patients and training to future doctors and providers. Our physicians are both professors and practitioners of medicine who also conduct clinical trials and research, assuring that our treatments are backed by the latest evidence-based medicine.
Our mission is to put patients – and their needs – first. That means we don’t push patients into more expensive treatments as the preferred option. As a rule, we try the least invasive, least expensive treatments first. For instance, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has the statistically highest rate of success of all assisted reproduction technologies (ART) but may initially be more aggressive than needed.
We know that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. So, instead, we start every treatment plan with a discussion. After a review of medical history and an investigation of symptoms, we work with our patients to understand their infertility diagnosis and choose, together, the treatment that best suits their circumstances and needs.
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We define success by helping everyone
In vitro fertilization is often the preferred treatment for many causes of infertility, and we are proud of our IVF success rates. However, you may notice that they are slightly lower than other fertility groups’ rates regionally.
That’s because we don’t withhold IVF as a treatment for patients with more complex cases who may not be the best candidates for success – even if it might lower our statistical success rates.
It is well known that both age and weight impact pregnancy success rates as well as the health of the baby. Women & Infants’ Fertility Center physicians will do everything possible to work with a patient to optimize her health, recognizing that some patients may not be able to achieve an ideal body weight. Often losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of body weight is sufficient to both enhance fertility and to have a healthy pregnancy.
While we do have an age limitation for IVF using a woman’s own eggs based on success rates, we feel that if there is a reasonable chance of success and it is not excessively risky for a woman to try to become pregnant, she should be given the opportunity to try. We offer the full range of services including the use of donor eggs, donor sperm and gestational carriers depending on the patient’s needs.
For these reasons, patients should not compare one fertility clinic with the next based solely on success rates and numbers.
At Women & Infants’ Fertility Center, IVF and fertility success are not defined by numbers, but by the hope we give patients and the families we help them create. Contact us at (401) 441-5336 to learn more about our success rates or to set up a consultation.
Our preliminary cumulative IVF outcomes per egg retrieval cycle from 2017
|Patient age||Number of cycle starts||Singleton births per cycle starts||Live births per cycle start|
|35–37 years old||104||28.8%||32.7%|
|38–40 years old||90||22.2%||25.6%|
|41–42 years old||49||10.2%||12.2%|
|Older than 42 years||20||10.0%||10.0%|