IVF success rates

Let’s face it: for a fertility center, great success rates are important. The success rates from the medical team at Poma Fertility are very high, and we’re proud of it.

When choosing a fertility doctor, patients should take into consideration each practice’s IVF success rates, and select the doctor that will give them the best chance of bringing home the child they have been dreaming of.

The numbers speak for themselves; the Poma Fertility staff sets a high bar for IVF success.

Our success rates reflect our commitment to the highest standard of treatment excellence. It’s your little miracle; shouldn’t you do everything you can to make it happen?

Poma Fertility 2013 IVF Outcomes

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IDEAL Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   10   4   2     16   1
Pregnancy/Start   80%   8/10   75%   3/4   100%   2/2       81%   100%   1/1
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   78%   7/9   100%   3/3   100%   2/2       86%   100%   1/1
Implantation Rate   73%   60%   75%     70%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   78%   33%   0%     53%   0%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.2   1.7   2.0     1.4   2.0
Multiple Gestation   29%   0%   50%     25%   100%

GOOD Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   13   3   1   4   22  
Pregnancy/Start   85%   11/13   100%   3/3   0%   0/1   100%   4/4   86%    
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   62%   8/13   67%   2/3   0%   0/1   25%   1/4   52%    
Implantation Rate   45%   67%   0%   9%   35%  
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   46%   33%   0%   0%   33%  
Average number of embryos transferred   1.5   2.0   3.0   2.8   1.9  
Multiple Gestation   0%   50%   0%   0%   9%  

SUBOPTIMAL Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   13   3   5   4   25  
Pregnancy/Start   69%   9/13   67%   2/3   40%   2/5   50%   2/4   60%    
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   67%   8/12   50%   1/2   67%   2/3   25%   1/4   57%    
Implantation Rate   62%   33%   25%   8%   40%  
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   8%   50%   0%   0%   9%  
Average number of embryos transferred   2.0   1.5   2.7   3.3   2.3  
Multiple Gestation   67%   0%   0%   0%   46%  

COMBINED Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   36   10   8   8   63   1
Pregnancy/Start   78%   28/36   80%   8/10   50%   4/8   75%   6/8   74%   100%   1/1
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   68%   23/34   75%   6/8   67%   4/6   25%   2/8   63%   100%   1/1
Implantation Rate   58%   57%   33%   8%   44%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   40%   38%   0%   0%   29%   0%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.6   1.8   2.5   3.0   1.9   2.0
Multiple Gestation   33%   17%   25%   0%   28%   100%

*All information from 2013

Prognosis Scoring

The prognosis score derives from clinical/laboratory values/findings. We have used this scoring system for many years to help differentiate patients with variable fertility potential.

While not as obvious in our initial smaller sample size, the score has previously stratified patients into significantly different outcome potentials.

  • Pregnancy/Start: The percentage of positive pregnancy tests per started IVF cycle.
  • Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer: The percentage of cycles with an ultrasound-proven pregnancy if there was an embryo transfer.
  • Implantation Rate: The percentage of embryos transferred that resulted in an ultrasound-proven pregnancy. This number is calculated by dividing the number of gestational sacs by the number of embryos transferred. The implantation rate is a very good way to determine the embryo quality. For example, if two centers have identical pregnancy rates but one center transfers 50% LESS embryos then the center likely produces a higher quality embryo. Even this comparison is difficult because not all patients have the same prognosis for pregnancy; hence, our use of the three prognosis groups.
  • Elective Single Embryo Transfer: The percentage of patients who chose to transfer a single embryo when they had multiple embryos available for transfer.

Poma Fertility 2013 IVF Outcomes - Non-Donor Frozen Embryos

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Frozen Embryo Transfer
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   4   1     1   6   4
Pregnancy/Start   100%   4/4   100%   1/1       0%   0/1   83%   50%   2/4
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   50%   2/4   100%   1/1       0%   0/1   50%   50%   2/4
Implantation Rate   40%   100%     0%   38%   75%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   75%   0%     0%   43%   100%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.3   1.0     2.0   1.3   1.0
Multiple Gestation   0%   0%     0%   0%   33%
*All information from 2013

Making Sense of IVF Statistics

What does it mean if you are told that a fertility program has a high pregnancy success rate? A clear understanding of how IVF works is needed when selecting an IVF program. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control offers information on how to understand the data presented by fertility clinics. http://www.cdc.gov/ART/ART2008/HowToReadClinicTable.htm#Important Factors

NOTE: The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology requires all member clinics to post the following when discussing patient success rates, "a comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic."

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