We are delighted to report our clinical pregnancy rate for IVF and ICSI treatments for January to June of 2016 is an amazing 50% * per completed cycle of treatment. In couples where the female partner is 35 years of age or younger, the chance of conceiving with a fresh cycle of treatment was over 60%. * These success rates are significantly above internationally reported success rates.
Our overall twin pregnancy rate remains low at only 12.9% due to our carefully applied criteria regarding single embryo transfers (SETs). This represents an increase on previous results due to higher numbers in the 40-41 age group.
Contributing factors for these excellent pregnancy rates are use of time lapse photography (Embryoscope® Incubator) for embryo assessment, vitrification for embryo freezing and blastocyst culture to improve embryo selection.
* Due to miscarriage etc., live birth rates are expected to be up to 8% lower, especially in older women.
LIVE BIRTH RATES
PER COMPLETED FRESH CYCLE 2014
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 2014 which are exceptional by international standards.
ELECTIVE SINGLE EMBRYO TRANSFER
We have recently compiled our success rates for couples who had an elective single embryo transfer in 2014 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 80%.
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 2014, 66.7% of eSET couples conceived with that first initial cycle and all of them had at least one extra embryo frozen. Of 43 couples who were initially unsuccessful, 37 have proceeded to a frozen embryo transfer cycle and 35% of those have conceived. And most of these couples still have more embryos available for the future.