IVF Success Rates

We are proud of the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area’s record of success. RSC is fortunate to have experienced doctors whose pioneering efforts in IVF have helped create many families since we were founded in 1983. In addition, our doctors and IVF laboratory staff are constantly improving their skills and our state-of-the-art facilities to increase your likelihood of becoming a parent through in vitro fertilization or other infertility treatments.

As we continue to improve our pregnancy rates at RSC, we remain steadfast in promoting single embryo transfers (eSET) to reduce multiple pregnancies. In 2013, 67 percent of women using their own eggs – 38 years of age and younger – elected to transfer one embryo and our the clinical pregnancy rate was 70 percent.

Our IVF success rates are very competitive nationally, and our donor egg and frozen embryo cycles are well above national average in live births per transfer. These numbers represent our high standard of treatment excellence, which gives you a better chance of successfully conceiving and taking home a baby. These statistics only apply to retrievals and transfers performed by RSC physicians. Please contact your infertility practice to discuss their success rates.

Please read Making Sense of ART Statistics to help you understand the meaning of these statistics.

The statistics below represent the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), which collect and report statistics for U.S. fertility clinics.

RSC 2014 Clinical Pregnancy Rates

IVF and ICSI Cycles Using Fresh Embryos

Age of Woman ≤34 35-37 38-40 41-42 >41 Donor Oocytes
Retrievals 213 152 164 83 41 77
Transfers* 150 96 59 21 11 69
Pregnancy 103 62 33 10 3 56
Percent rate per transfer 69% 65% 56% 48% 27% 81%
Average # of embryos transferred 1.4 1.4 1.9 2.2 2.2 1.3

Cycles Using Frozen Embryos

Age of woman ≤34 35-37 38-40 41-42 >41 Donor Oocytes
Transfers 171 113 118 56 28 70
Pregnancy 93 65 54 26 9 37
Pregnancy rate per transfer 54% 58% 46% 46% 32% 53%
Average # of embryos transferred 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2

Elective Single Embryo Transfers (eSet)

Own Eggs Fresh (<38) Donor Eggs Fresh
Transfers 246 51
Pregnancy 165 40
Pregnancy rate 67% 78%

 

Elective Single Frozen Embryo Transfers (eSET FET)

Own Eggs Frozen (<38) Donor Eggs Frozen
Transfers 133 43
Pregnancy 73 23
Pregnancy rate 55% 53%

 

RSC 2013 Live Birth Rates

Fresh Embryos from Nondonor Eggs

Age of Woman <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44
Number of cycles 184 143 128 64 18
Average number of embryos transferred 1.3 1.6 2.2 2.6 2.5
Percentage of elective single embryo transfers (eSET) (%) 61.3% 34.8% 7.6% 7% 0/12

Outcomes per transfer

Age of woman <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births (%) 63.3% 57.1% 43.8% 25.6% 3/12
Percentage of transfers resulting in twin live births (%) 14.7% 17.2% 15.2% 1/11 0/3

Frozen Embryos from Nondonor Eggs

Age of woman <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44
Number of cycles 140 82 81 36 15
Average number of embryos transferred 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births (%) 44.3% 42.7% 46.9% 38.9% 4/15
Percentage of transfers resulting in twin live births (%) 5.7% 6.2% 9.9% 11.1% 0/15

Donor Eggs

Fresh Embryos Frozen Embryos
Number of cycles 70 94
Average number of embryo transfers 1.3 1
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births (%) 63.8% 48.6%
Percentage of transfers resulting in twin live births (%) 8.1% 8.8%

 

Blogs about IVF Success Rates

SART Releases 2013 Pregnancy and Live Birth Rates
SART Unveils New Tool To Calculate IVF Success

NOTE: “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.”

* Cycles with retrieval but no transfer due to freeze because of:

1. Planned PGS cycle (most)
2. OHSS
3. Thin uterine lining