Success Rates

These are our Albury and Wagga clinics’ live birth rates for all IVF treatments in 2016 expressed as live birth per embryo transfer. Often IVF results are  expressed  in terms of clinical pregnancies or per blastocyst program etc. We have displayed our results as live birth rates to ensure you are given a realistic expectation of your chance of having a baby if you are having IVF treatment at Reproductive Medicine Albury or Wagga.
At Reproductive Medicine Albury we are a fertility unit first and foremost and about one third of our patients achieve a pregnancy and live birth without needing to progress to IVF. We aim to provide high quality medical care with a very experienced team.

 

 

 

Graphs above show data collected from autologous stimulated IVF and IVF w/ ICSI cycles 1 January 2016 – 31 June 2017.

 

Not every treatment cycle will result in an egg collection, an embryo transfer or embryo to freeze.

You can read more about success rates and choosing an IVF clinic from this handy guide written by Access.

Will Your Treatment Be Successful?

Your Fertility Specialist will explain your chances of success, taking into consideration your type of infertility, your age and type of treatment. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures have progressed rapidly since their development and so have the associated success rates. Advancements in technology at Reproductive Medicine Albury which allow us to routinely grow embryos to Blastocysts and use Vitrification to snap freeze embryos has resulted in positive improvements for our patients’ chances of success.  However, there are many hurdles to cross during treatment and it is wise to keep in mind that they all have to be successfully crossed to get to what we are all striving for – a baby to take home.

Talk to your Fertility Specialist, IVF Nurse and Counsellor about these hurdles and your specific treatment, and ask as many questions as you need to. It is better to be well prepared than to have to deal with unexpected events during this important, and sometimes-difficult stage of your life.

Success rates can be affected by many factors, including:

  • Genetic factors
  • Fertility history
  • Age of the female partner
  • Lifestyle factors including weight and smoking
  • Conditions contributing to infertility
  • Quality of eggs and number of eggs recovered
  • Quality of sperm (including motility and ability to penetrate the egg)
  • Quality control in the laboratories; and

Although ART offers important options for the treatment of fertility problems, the decision to use ART involves many factors in addition to success rates. Going through repeated ART cycles requires substantial commitments of time, effort, money, and emotional energy. Therefore, you should carefully examine all related financial, psychological and medical issues, before beginning treatment. You may also wish to consider the location of the clinic, the counselling and support services available, and the rapport that staff have with their patients.

The pregnancy and birth rates for patients having routine IVF treatment decrease quite significantly from around 35 years of age.