IVF pregnancy rates are one of the most misunderstood parts of IVF treatment. As many people choose their fertility provider/clinic based solely or primarily on statistical data, it is important to keep in mind that IVF pregnancy rate statistics can be manipulated to achieve nearly any desired statistical percentage desired.
Small changes to the average age of a clinic’s patients will dramatically influence the clinic’s pregnancy rates. As IVF pregnancy rates drop drastically as maternal age increases, refusing to treat patients over a certain age (generally 40-43) will artificially boost success rates.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) places limits on how success rates may be used and any clinic advertising its success rates must include a disclaimer that comparing clinic success rates “may not be meaningful” as explained above.
So if success rates aren’t reliable, how do you choose a fertility/IVF center? Seek providers who take all patients, even and especially those with recurrent pregnancy loss or IVF failure as Boston IVF’s clinics do. If there is any hesitation, no matter what their statistics may be, consider taking your business elsewhere.
It is also important to remember that successful conception and childbirth for any specific couple cannot be guaranteed by an IVF program even if the couple undergoes multiple attempts. The probability of success depends upon many factors including patient age, the cause of infertility and the talent and experience of the IVF team.
Furthermore, our embryology experts work meticulously to maintain the highest standard of quality and constantly work to improve both our methods and knowledge in reproductive science.