Monash IVF is proud of its IVF success rates.
We are committed to providing the latest and most proven clinical treatment programs to help you achieve a successful pregnancy.
Which cycles were used to calculate our success rates?
- Stimulated cycles with fresh blastocyst transfers
- Frozen embryo tranfers
- Donor egg (/ donor embryo)
- Cycles with missing pregnancy data
- Genetic testing (PGD/PGS)
Note: Clinical pregnancy: a pregnancy in which at least one of the following criteria is met:
- known to be ongoing at 20 weeks
- evidence by ultrasound of an intrauterine sac (with or without a fetal heart)
- examination of products of conception reveal chorionic villi, or
- an ectopic pregnancy has been diagnosed by laparoscope or by ultrasound.
Note:Clinical pregnancy rate is per the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproductive Database (ANZARD) definition.
Note: Blastocyst transfers account for greater than 80% of Monash IVF treatment cycles
Addendum to these graphs
Not every treatment cycle will result in an egg collection, an embryo transfer or embryo to freeze
You can read more about success rates and choosing an IVF clinic from this handy guide written by Access.
The vast majority of Monash IVF fresh embryo transfers are at the blastocyst stage.
Blastocyst transfers have become the treatment of choice for the majority of patients at Monash IVF clinics. A blastocyst is formed after a fertilised egg (embryo) is cultured in the laboratory for five days. Culturing embryos identifies those embryos that have the best chance of forming a pregnancy. Recent publications of local and international data consistently show that the average patient will conceive more quickly following a blastocyst embryo transfer.
Extending the culture of embryos to five days requires a considerable investment in technology and expertise, but our commitment aims to reduce the number of cycles required for the birth of a healthy baby. In 2009, two in three patients had a blastocyst transfer five days after egg collection.
Single Blastocyst Transfers
As the pregnancy rate following blastocyst transfer results in a higher pregnancy rate, it is strongly recommended that only one embryo is transferred to reduce the chance of twins or triplets. For these reasons, the majority of the embryo transfers performed at Monash IVF are single blastocyst transfers.
Important Factors to Consider when using Success Tables to Assess Clinics
Some clinics see more patients with difficult infertility problems, even though the probability of achieving success is low. Other clinics discourage such patients and only treat those with a high probability of achieving a pregnancy. At Monash IVF we treat all patients, even those who have been unsuccessful elsewhere.
Will your Treatment be Successful?
Your Fertility Specialist will advise you as to your specific treatment options, and will also explain to you your chances of success, taking into consideration your type of infertility, your age and your treatment. ART procedures have progressed rapidly since their development and so have the associated success rates, but generalised success rates can be misleading due to the individuality of each patient’s situation. There are many hurdles to cross during treatment and it is recommended to keep in mind they all need to be successfully crossed in order to achieve a successful pregnancy.
Talk to your Fertility Specialist, IVF Nurse and Counsellor about these hurdles and your specific treatment, and ask as many questions as you need to. It is better to be well prepared than to have to deal with unexpected events during this important, and sometimes-difficult stage of your life.
Success rates can be affected by many factors, including:
- Genetic factors
- Fertility history
- Age of the female partner
- Lifestyle factors including weight and smoking
- Conditions contributing to infertility
- Quality of eggs and number of eggs recovered
- Quality of sperm (including motility and ability to penetrate the egg)
- Quality control in the laboratories; and
- Skill and competence of the treatment team
Although ART offers important options for the treatment of fertility problems, the decision to use ART involves many factors in addition to success rates. Going through repeated ART cycles requires substantial commitments of time, effort, money, and emotional energy. Therefore, you should carefully examine all related financial, psychological and medical issues, before beginning treatment. You may also wish to consider the location of the clinic, the counselling and support services available, and the rapport that staff have with their patients.
The pregnancy and birth rates for patients having routine IVF treatment decrease quite significantly from around 35 years of age.