In vitro success rates can provide great information about a prospective fertility center. Choosing the right place to receive your fertility care can be daunting. Many fertility centers speak highly of their success rates but it can be difficult to understand what they really mean. Once you understand average success rates, it is easier to evaluate how your potential fertility center stacks up.
Categories of in vitro success rates
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, also known as SART, records and reports on the success rates for fertility care nationwide. The information provided by SART is broken down by age and source of the eggs. Age is an important factor for in vitro success, as your natural fertility significantly declines after age 35.
SART breaks down age by the following categories:
- Under 35
- 35 – 37
- 38 – 40
- 41 – 42
- Over 42
The SART results are further broken down by type and source of the egg or embryo:
- Fresh embryos from non-donor cycles
- Thawed embryos from non-donor cycles
- Donor cycles
National average in vitro success rates
There are a number of ways to report on success rates. The most common way to evaluate in vitro success is by the percent of cycles that result in a live birth. Nationally, the percentage of IVF cycles that result in a live birth for non-donor cycles by age are shown below:
- Under 35 – 40.1%
- 35 – 37 – 31.9%
- 38 – 40 – 21.6%
- 41 – 42 – 12.2%
- Over 42 – 4.2%
It’s important to note that the above rates are by cycle and not by individual. Many women have multiple cycles to achieve their dreams of parenthood. Using the information above, you can use a fertility center’s success rate as a part of your decision process.
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