IVF Success Rates

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with a higher success rate if the patient has a healthy uterus and ovulates naturally, responds well to fertility medications or uses eggs from a healthy donor. As a woman ages, successful pregnancy rates diminish with her own eggs.

IVF success rates at the Emory Reproductive Center demonstrate how effectively our experts treat patients to consistently achieve outstanding results. Our IVF treatments are performed by skilled, board-certified reproductive endocrinologists who ensure that you receive only the best care. Our fertility specialists take great care to optimize the number of embryos transferred to our patients during IVF treatments, thus minimizing the risk of multiple births and reducing pregnancy-related and neonatal risks.

Comparing Success Rates of Different Centers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes an annual report listing the success rates of IVF programs. Since CDC calculates live birth rates, success rates take two years to become available.

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.

When interpreting pregnancy rates from IVF treatments, consider that the rates for women under 35 reflect the skills and decisions of IVF experts. Rates for women over 35 often illustrate the difficulties of establishing and maintaining pregnancy later in life. That said, there is no age or FSH level at which our doctors will deny care or treatment options to suitable patients.

IVF success predictions are based on age, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) or AMH levels and egg quantities (antral follicle counts). During treatment, both estradiol levels and follicle sizes are measured. The decision to cancel the cycle and not proceed further is the patient's choice. Prior to embryo transfer, the grade and cell number of the embryos are determined, and couples are counseled again by their physician about the number of embryos to transfer and the associated risks and chances of pregnancy. Our fertility specialists will counsel patients but will not deny treatment to couples with a reduced probability of success.

Did You Know?

Emory Healthcare has a dedicated Reproductive Center ready to help you fulfill your dream of parenthood.