We are delighted to report our clinical pregnancy rate for IVF and ICSI treatments in 2016 was an amazing 47% * per completed cycle of treatment. In couples where the female partner is 37 years of age or younger, the chance of conceiving with a fresh cycle of treatment was 53-54% * These success rates are significantly above internationally reported success rates.
Our overall twin pregnancy rate remains low at only 8.8% due to our carefully applied criteria regarding single embryo transfers (SETs).
* Due to miscarriage etc., live birth rates are expected to be up to 8% lower, especially in older women.
ELECTIVE SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER
We have recently compiled our success rates for couples who had an elective single embryo transfer in 2016 and the results are outstanding.
The cumulative pregnancy rate for this group after one fresh cycle plus one frozen cycle (if not pregnant after fresh) comes to a staggering 83.5% *.
Elective single embryo transfer (eSET) means that for a couple with at least 2 good quality embryos available, we recommend transferring one embryo and freezing any extra ones for future use. This is regarded as the safest way to practise IVF as it reduces multiple pregnancies (twins and triplets) which are high risk pregnancies.
At MFC, eSET is only recommended for couples with very good embryos but 40% of our couples fall into this category. In 2016, 63.8% of eSET couples conceived with their first initial cycle and all of them had at least one extra embryo frozen. Of the 47 couples who were initially unsuccessful, 38 proceeded to a frozen embryo transfer cycle and 47% of those have conceived. And most of these couples still have more embryos available for the future.
* At the time of calculating these success rates 9 couples who were unsuccessful in their fresh cycle, and had an embryo frozen, had not yet returned to use their frozen embryo. The pregnancy outcome of these 9 couples can either increase or decrease the overall eSet cumulative pregnancy rate.
LIVE BIRTH RATES
PER COMPLETED FRESH CYCLE 2015
Live-birth rates or “take home baby rates” cannot be reported until all women have delivered. It is wonderful to report our Live-birth rates for 2015 which are exceptional by international standards.