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.
Factors that Influence IVF Success
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.