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 Feb 2013 - March 2014 IVF Outcomes

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Combined Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   49   20   18   13   100   4
Positive HCG Per Started Cycle   73%   36/49   75%   15/20   44%   8/18   69%   9/13   68%   100%   4/4
Sustained Clinical Pregnancy/ET Q   64%   30/47   69%   11/16   54%   7/13   33%   4/12   59%   100%   4/4
Implantation Rate W   53%   61%   26%   14%   41%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer E   43%   38%   0%   0%   31%   50%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.6   1.8   2.7   2.9   2.0   1.5
Multiple Gestation   24%   18%   33%   0%   22%   67%

IDEAL Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   16   4   2     22   2
Positive HCG Per Started Cycle   75%   12/16   75%   3/4   100%   2/2       77%   100%   2/2
Sustained Clinical Pregnancy/ET Q   73%   11/15   67%   2/3   100%   2/2       75%   100%   2/2
Implantation Rate   62%   60%   75%     63%%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer E   64%   33%   0%     55%   67%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.4   1.7   2.0     1.5   1.5
Multiple Gestation   18%   0%   50%     19%   100%

GOOD Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   16   4   2     22   2
Positive HCG Per Started Cycle   81%   13/16   100%   6/6   67%   2/3   100%   7/7   88%   100%   2/2
Sustained Clinical Pregnancy/ET Q   50%   8/13   83%   5/6   33%   1/3   57%   1/4   56%   100%   2/2
Implantation Rate W   4%   70%   13%   20%   36%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer E   56%   50%   0%   0%   36%   0%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.4   1.7   2.7   2.9   1.9   1.5
Multiple Gestation   0%   20%   0%   0%   5%   50%

SUBOPTIMAL Prognosis
Non-Donor IVF Age Group (yrs)
  < 35   35-37   38-40   41-42   Totals   Donor Egg
Number of Cycles   17   10   13   6   46  
Positive HCG Per Started Cycle   65%   11/17   60%   6/10   31%   4/13   33%   2/6   50%    
Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer   698%   11/16   57%   4/7   50%   4/8   0%   0/5   53%    
Implantation Rate   55%   54%   22%   7%   37%  
Elective Single Embryo Transfer E   13%   29%   0%   0%   11%  
Average number of embryos transferred   2.1   1.9   2.9   3.0   2.3  
Multiple Gestation   53%   33%   33%   0%   44%  

*All information from 2013

What do the numbers mean?

We calculate IVF statistics in several ways. Each statistic provides a different insight into treatment outcomes and expectations.

We believe that providing the most accurate assessment of the outcome of IVF, including good and bad outcomes help people make good choices. The more accurately we can predict the outcome of IVF treatment, the better and more informed the decision making process.

Statistics using Started Cycles are helpful for patients before they begin a cycle because these statistics include everyone who gets cancelled or does not have a transfer. Thus, these statistics reflect the outcome of everyone who starts treatment, which some argue are the most helpful to patients because they include everyone who starts and not just the patients with a high probability of success.

  • Positive Pregnancy Test per Cycle Start: The percentage of started IVF cycles with a positive pregnancy test.

    *Statistics using only Cycles with an Embryo Transfer inform patients who expect a good prognosis for IVF embryo transfer.
  • Q - Sustained Clinical Pregnancy/Transfer The percentage of embryo transfers with an ultrasound-proven embryonic heart rate that did not miscarry. This percentage should be very close to the delivery rate that we report to SART and the CDC.
  • W - Implantation Rate: The percentage of embryos transferred that resulted in an ongoing pregnancy. We calculate this number by dividing the number of ongoing pregnancies by the number of embryos transferred. The implantation rate is a very good way to determine the embryo quality from the IVF lab.
  • E - Elective Single Embryo Transfer: The percentage of patients who chose to transfer a single embryo when they had multiple embryos available for transfer. We use this statistic to gauge how aggressively the clinic tries to avoid multiple gestations. Clinics with high implantation rates can perform more eSET and maintain a high pregnancy and delivery rate.

Poma Fertility Feb 2013 - Mar 2014 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   9   2   1   2   14   4
Positive HCG Per Started Cycle   89%   8/9   100%   2/2   100%   1/1   50%   1/2   83%   50%   2/4
Sustained Clinical Pregnancy/ET   44%   4/9   100%   2/2   0%   0/1   50%   1/2   50%   50%   2/4
Implantation Rate   60%   150%   50%   50%   61%   100%
Elective Single Embryo Transfer   44%   0%   0%   0%   43%   100%
Average number of embryos transferred   1.3   1.0   2.0   2.0   1.3   1.0
Multiple Gestation   0%   0%   0%   100%   9%   25%
*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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