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Success Rates

At Reproductive Medicine we are incredibly proud of our live birth success rates.

It’s important to us that you understand what our success rates are before deciding on a fertility provider.

These are our Albury and Wagga clinics’ live birth rates for all IVF treatments from 2016 to 2018 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.

To make this as easy as possible, we have separated our data into patients having a fresh embryo transfer, patients having fresh embryo transfer (when the embryo is at blastocyst stage) and patients having a frozen (and then thawed) embryo transfer.

Fresh Embryo Transfer Success Rates

2016-2018 Live Births For All Embryo Transfers (Cleavage and Blastocyst combined)

age
< 30
 
30-34
 
35-39
 
40-44
 

% of Live Birth per Embryo Transfer

The above graph represents the combined live birth-rate for both Reproductive Medicine Albury and Reproductive Medicine Wagga between 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018. Included in the data are patients undertaking IVF and ICSI. The data set does not include any PGS/PGD cases.

Excluded from the data are patients using donor eggs. Separate graphs have been provided for patients undertaking fresh blastocyst stage transfers and frozen embryo transfers (FET). At Reproductive Medicine Albury “Cleavage stage” can refer to Day 2 or Day 3 embryo transfers, and “Blastocyst stage” can refer to Day 5 or Day 6 embryo transfers.

Our data is not adjusted for:

  • Patients with varying lengths of infertility and previous cycle numbers
  • Female and male BMI (weight)
  • Ovarian reserve parameters
  • Male age
  • Embryo grade and survival rates
  • Lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking)
  • Medication regime used

Fresh Blastocyst Stage Embryo Transfer Success Rates

2016 – 2018 Live Births For Blastocyst Only Transfers

This is the live birth rate per embryo transfer procedure.

age
< 30
 
30-34
 
35-39
 
40-44
 

% of Live Birth per Embryo Transfer

The above graph represents the combined live birth-rate for both Reproductive Medicine Albury and Reproductive Medicine Wagga between 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018. The above data includes only blastocyst stage transfers. The data set does not include any PGS/PGD cases.

Frozen Embryo Transfer Success Rates

2016 – 2018 Live Births for Frozen and then Thawed Embryo Transfer (Cleavage and Blastocyst combined)

This is the live birth rate per embryo transfer procedure.

age
< 30
 
30-34
 
35-39
 
40-44
 

% of Live Birth per Embryo Transfer

The above graph represents the combined live birth-rate for both Reproductive Medicine Albury and Reproductive Medicine Wagga between 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018. The above data includes both cleavage and blastocyst frozen embryo transfers. The data set does not include any PGS/PGD cases.

It is important to remember that many factors can contribute to the likelihood of achieving a pregnancy or a live birth such as the cause of infertility, lifestyle (such as weight and smoking) and age. Your chance of success is very specific to your clinical situation.

It is also important to note that unfortunately not every treatment cycle will result in an egg collection, embryo transfer or having embryos to freeze.

For more information regarding the interpretation of success rates, please see the Fertility Society of Australia's consumer guide here.

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.