Fertility Treatments

IVF Success Rates

The information provided here is offered to help prospective patients understand the In Vitro Success rates at Ohio Reproductive Medicine. This information indicates the quality of care and a predictor of success for individual patients.  However, individual patients may have more or less severe infertility, which can significantly impact the likelihood of success. We recommend using this information to discuss your specific situation with our infertility experts.

What is a cycle?

A cycle is the time when a woman starts IVF medications for the purpose of egg retrieval.

How is success defined?

Success is defined as the live birth rate of single delivery after a fresh or frozen embryo transfer after 37 weeks of gestation, within a year of a cycle initiated for egg retrieval with a patient’s own eggs or donor eggs.

What is the chance of having a full term (37 week) baby of normal birth weight, per embryo transfer?

  • Ohio Reproductive Medicine “Cumulative Live Birth Rate” per patient based on age, after Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer using the patient’s own eggs. Click here.
  • National “Cumulative Live Birth Rate” per patient based on age, after Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer using the patient’s own eggs. Click here.
  • Live Birth Rate for Fresh Donor Eggs for “Ohio Reproductive Medicine” use same links above. Click here.
  • Live Birth Rate for Frozen Donor Eggs “National Data”. Click here.

SART is the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the primary organization for professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. The organization represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country, more than 90% of ART clinics.  They report IVF birth outcomes from member clinics. Ohio Reproductive Medicine is a member of SART.

Success rates have been commonly discontinued after 3-4 unsuccessful embryo transfers, based on 20-year-old data. However, single embryo transfers and the improved effectiveness of freezing embryos have significantly improved in the past 10-15 years. Success rates are now calculated as the live-birth rate per initiated ovarian stimulation, and includes all subsequent separate fresh and frozen embryo transfers.

Importantly, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women in the UK, undergoing IVF, the cumulative live birth rate after six cycles was 65.3%, though it varies based on the woman’s age and diagnosis. Thus current data supports the efficacy of extending the number of IVF cycles beyond 3 or 4.

Ohio Reproductive Medicine was the first, and is the largest and only IVF program in central Ohio. Our Columbus based, board – certified reproductive endocrinologists and infertility experts appreciate the challenges patients face. Patients rate the stress of undergoing IVF as more stressful or as stressful as any major life event. Our staff and doctors appreciate the personal and unique experience of undergoing IVF. It affects all aspects of the lives of patients and partners, and impact marriages, sexual intimacy, financial considerations. We are here to help you navigate the process, and support you, and help you focus on doing everything in your power to have the child of your dreams.