IVF Success Rates
Pacific Fertility Center’s IVF Laboratory Statistics
Our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) success rates at PFC can be attributed to our status as a leader in the field of clinical infertility, embryology research and laboratory methodology, as well as highly trained staff and a solid investment in state of the art equipment. The combined clinical experience of our physician team is over 100 years. We pride ourselves on not only keeping up with the latest science in our field, but also being innovators and early adopters of the best that technology has to offer. The outstanding embryology team at our Northern California San Francisco Bay Area fertility center is devoted to the most progressive methods of embryo culture, the process in which eggs and sperm are combined and fertilized to form an embryo.
At Pacific Fertility Center we are not only proud of how many families we have helped to create, but the fact that our goal is to create healthy families. We strongly believe that it does no service to our patients to achieve a pregnancy at the expense of having multiple gestation babies with the real possibility of life-long health issues. Our clinic has experienced great success with single embryo transfers, thus significantly reducing the risk of multiple embryo implantation and multiple births. We continue to lead the field in such technology as frozen embryo implantation and pre-implantation genetic screening, which help to make the transfer of healthy single embryos possible.
Pregnancy rates are reported as clinical pregnancies per transfer. Delivery rates per transfer will be available near the end of 2012 when all babies have been born. More information is available by contacting Pacific Fertility Center.
* Clinical pregnancy refers to the finding of a pregnancy sac in the uterus following transfer.
* Delivered pregnancy rate will be lower after accounting for miscarriage and pregnancy loss, particularly in older age groups.
|Number of Patients with a Fresh
|Fresh Transfer Clinical
|Fresh Transfer Live Birth Rate||44%||31%||32%||16%||10%||53%|
|Cumulative Live Birth
|Average # of Embryos
*Cumulative Live Birth Rates. A statistic that we follow closely at PFC is our cumulative live birth rate in a given year. This is defined as a patient’s chance of taking home a baby after one IVF cycle, but it includes the fresh embryo transfer and any frozen embryo transfers resulting from that one cycle.
**Ovum Donor (OD) 2010
Of patients using an oocyte donor that became pregnant:
- 86% of oocyte donor recipients were pregnant in their 1st cycle
- 12% of oocyte donor recipients were pregnant after 2 cycles
- 2% of oocyte donor recipients were pregnant after 3 cycles
Average number of fresh cycles it took to get pregnant – 1.2
Live Birth Rate per Cycle Start (Denominator includes all cancelled cycles that did not make it to Egg Retrieval or Embryo Transfer)
|Number of Frozen Embryos Transfers||116||59||37||13||0||144|
|Clinical Pregnancy Rate||55%||53%||49%||54%||n/a||49%|
|Live Birth Rate Per Transfer||47%||39%||32%||15%||n/a||37%|
|Average # of Embryos
**Embryos represented were Day 5 and 6 vitrified thaws
Blastocyst (Day 5) Embryo Transfers. About 60% of all IVF transfers at PFC are done on Day 5 after egg retrieval. This allows the longest time for embryo to self-select the best embryos that are the most likely to succeed. However, when a patient has the maximum number of embryos she is going to transfer already by Day 2 or Day 3 (i.e. no excess embryos), there is no reason to keep them in the lab longer.
Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET). Many patients wish to avoid having even a twin multiple gestation. We at PFC strongly support this goal, to have one healthy baby at a time. This is why we are proud of the success we have achieved with those patients desiring to decrease prematurity risks and proceed electively with single embryo transfer. Virtually all eSET transfers are also Day 5 transfers.
When reviewing any clinic’s fertility treatment statistics please keep in mind that methodology, treatment course schedules and patient population are unique to the given institution. The following parameters inform our success rates and philosophy at PFC:
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