IVF Success Rates
My goal, my reason for practicing infertility and reproductive endocrinology, is to help couples achieve their goal of having children. To ensure I achieve that goal, I work with a highly dedicated team, embryology and nursing, and we all work meticulously to maintain the highest standards in quality reproductive science.
I treat the individual, not the statistic. My IVF success rates reflect that approach to medicine. Some years are high and some have been low for a particular age group due to the nature of the women treated. But what is important to you is your individual chance of success. To ensure we are providing quality care and offer each patient an accurate assessment of her IVF success we had Univfy analyze the last five years of Seth Levrant MD PC’s data and now offer the free Univfy PreIVF Report.
Through predictive technology developed by Stanford University researchers, Univfy uses a rigorous scientific process to develop and validate a customized IVF prediction model using Seth Levrant MD PC dba Partners in Reproductive Health’s data. The model analyzes factors in your fertility profile, including age; body mass index, ovarian reserve test results, semen analysis, and clinical diagnosis. Other factors influencing pregnancy rates length of time the couple or female partner have been trying to conceive, quality of eggs retrieved, previous IVF experience, and lifestyle of the couple or female partner. Lifestyle factors include weight (underweight and obesity), alcohol intake, smoking, excessive exercise, and nutrition.
When looking at pregnancy success rates, I recommend looking at the CDC or SART websites, ignore what you find on the fertility center website, and look not only at the most recent year but at all the past years. This still won’t tell you everything, but it helps.
The CDC and SART state that 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. This is very much true.
And here’s the hidden truth: most women will do equally well at most IVF centers, so you also need to be comfortable and confident with your doctor and their staff. What differs amongst some IVF centers is the accuracy of your estimated IVF success rate.