It is important for patients to understand what success rates represent when evaluating a fertility clinic. We are proud of our IVF success rates at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles, CA. Our achievements include patients for whom other treatments were ineffective and those who were unsuccessful with other fertility doctors. At Pacific Fertility Center, our doctors do not turn away difficult cases to inflate our success rates.
There are a number of factors that can influence a patient’s chances of success with in vitro fertilization (IVF). A woman’s age is one of the biggest factors. The highest IVF success rates are seen in women under the age of 35. As a woman’s age increases, her risk of miscarriage also increases, and the rate of success with IVF declines.
Another influencing factor on success rates is a couple’s infertility diagnosis. Diagnoses can vary from male to female infertility causes, and these causes have differing success with IVF. Your doctor can help you determine which treatment may be right for your family.
When viewing a facility’s IVF success rates, it is important to understand what the data is telling you so that you can make an informed decision about the fertility clinic you choose.
Additional factors that may influence IVF success rates are a patient’s health and medical history, using donor embryos, and the number of treatment cycles a couple undergoes. Certain medical conditions, diseases, and even medications can affect a patient’s fertility, so it is important to fully discuss your medical history with your doctor. Patients who attempt multiple treatment cycles typically experience a higher success rate than patients who go through just one or two cycles.
When viewing a facility’s IVF success rates on the CDC website, it is important to understand what the data is telling you so that you can make an informed decision about the fertility clinic you choose. Since miscarriage is often a high risk with IVF, the statistics do not show the number of conceptions per cycle, but instead show the percentage of how many babies were born per cycle. Each cycle represents a round of treatment, not an individual patient. If a patient undergoes multiple treatments, multiple treatment cycles will be shown in the data. Unfortunately, there are some clinics that only accept cases that are more likely to be successful in an effort to boost their success rates, so it is important to gather more information.
After viewing the online success rates of several facilities in your area, you should contact a few of the clinics to ask more questions. The first question you should ask is what the facility’s success rate is for patients in your age group and with your particular diagnosis. You will also want to ask what the live birthrate is for couples who undergo IVF treatment at their clinic, what the cost of treatment will be, and what the success rates are for non-donor versus donor embryos.
At Pacific Fertility Center, we are dedicated to treating all patients, regardless of the difficulty of the couple’s case. Our IVF success rates are slightly higher than average, and with continual advancements in reproductive technology, our success rates continue to increase year after year.
If you have not had success with other fertility treatments or doctors, our specialists may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule an IVF consultation.
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