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Online Calculator Helps Predict IVF Success

online calculator uses data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) database. Its calculations are based on nearly 500,000 cycles of therapy to more than 320,000 women throughout the United States since 2006.1,2

How does the SART online calculator work? You answer a few simple questions about your background—such as age, height, and weight—reproductive history, infertility diagnosis, and whether or not you plan to use your own eggs. Based on your answers, the SART Patient Predictor calculates your chances of having a live birth after one, two, or three cycles. The Patient Predictor assumes you have not had prior IVF treatment.

The calculator also predicts your risk of multiple births. The SART site makes a point of reinforcing the goal of IVF treatment: A healthy singleton baby born at full term. That’s because multiples bring multiple risks—to both mother and baby.

The SART online calculator is a vast improvement over what’s been available previously. Still, it can only give you a “ballpark” idea of your chances, based on the experiences of others. Because your PFC fertility physician has more detailed information about you, he or she may be able to provide you a more nuanced picture of what to expect.


  1. Luke B et al. Fertility and Sterility. 2014; 102:744–752.
  2. Luke B et al. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (in review).
Posted on June 23rd, 2015
Tags: IVF - In Vitro Fertilization

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