IVF Success Rate
|What Is The Success Rate Of IVF?
According to the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), in 2008, 34 percent of all IVF cycles resulted in a live birth. Improvements in the IVF process continue to make the treatment more successful, for example the success rate in 1989 was only 14 percent. On average it takes three IVF cycles to become pregnant. When assessing a fertility clinic, ask them for their 'live birth' figure, as opposed to pregnancy rate. While a woman can become pregnant with IVF, it really doesn't mean much if she has a miscarriage. At the end of the day, the 'take home baby rate' is the only statistic that matters.
Age: The age of the woman is the most important factor. Success rates decline as age increases and rapidly declines after the age of 37.
Failure To Ovulate
Womb Does Not Thicken Enough
I've gone through 3 cycles so far, with no success. They all ended in miscarriage, the first one was ectopic. I have high FSH levels and my tubes are blocked. I'm 38. I transferred 3 embryos on my first cycle, 2 on the next and 4 on the last cycle. I'm trying again but this time I'm going to wait and transfer the eggs after 5 days of incubation rather than 3. My doctor thinks this will increase my chance of conceiving by 10 percent. Hopefully it will work because we've already spent more than $60,000. Considering IVF costs, this is our last chance.
It took me 2 cycles to have my babies - yes, I ended up with twins! I had high levels of follicle stimulating hormone, but it all worked out fine. We're very happy.
I had one stimulation cycle and then 2 more frozen embryo cycles, with no luck. Then on my fourth attempt we went back to a stimulation cycle and I got pregnant with my twins. They are 3 years old now.
I had all 3 of my kids by IVF. The first cycle I miscarried. In the second cycle I got pregnant with twins but lost one twin at 15 weeks. The other twin turned out fine thank God. The third cycle was a frozen embryo cycle, but they didn't thaw out, so that didn't work. The last cycle I used a stimulation cycle and got pregnant with twin girls, they turned out perfect too. IVF turns your life upside down, but when you get the results, it’s all worth it.
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For more useful guides, see the following:
• IVF protocols: Blueprint for your treatment and therapies.
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