When considering In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, the most important factor they consider are the IVF donor success rates.
According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, or SART, IVF “Of all infertility treatments available IVF offers the highest chance of success per cycle.” This is great news for women considering infertility options!
IVF donor success rates vary but can range between 30-67% depending on a variety of factors. Some factors include reason for infertility, the lab you use for treatment, the type of egg you choose (donor or own) and age.
Age of the egg recipient seems to have a strong influence on the IVF donor success rates. The younger you are, the better odds you have for a successful IVF live birth – but women can receive treatment until age 50. (View detailed success rates) Using donor eggs, as opposed to your own frozen eggs, provide for a higher success rate – closer to the 67%. Whether frozen or fresh eggs are used, donor eggs seem to have higher success rates.
The number of eggs transferred during IVF can also impact success rates. There is a fine line here though, as the more eggs you transfer does not increase the odds automatically for IVF success. In fact, after the recipient reached 35 years old the increased eggs does not increase the odds of success, but does increase the odds of giving birth to multiple children!
Where you have your IVF done, can also be a factor in your IVF success. Some clinics are more experienced and have better success rates than others, be sure to research the clinic you choose before committing to one.
IVF has been around since 1978 and has made great strides in technology since then! Success rates are higher than ever, but there are still some factors to consider before choosing IVF as your infertility treatment. After you and your doctor have discussed some of the above listed success factors, you can then discuss your treatment plan and your individual success rate.