Pregnancy rates vary for IVF Clinics in Australia and New Zealand

20 August 2014

The National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit at the University of NSW, has released a study that shows the percentage of IVF cycles leading to a baby being born varies widely between clinics across Australia and New Zealand. When comparing the likelihood of falling pregnant in a frozen embryo transfer cycle cycle, in the last study period reported, the success of clinics varied from 19% on average to a low of 3.5%. Worldwide there have been substantial changes over the last 10 years in the use and success of frozen embryos which is changing how we approach the IVF treatment program.

Using predominately blastocyst stage transfer Coastal IVF is proud of a pregnancy rate over 50% (for fresh transfers in women under 35). With new techniques of freezing embryos (called vitrification) survival of frozen embryos is over 90% and frozen embryo pregnancy rates now approach those for fresh transfers.

These figures highlight the importance of selecting a successful and professional clinic when undergoing IVF to give yourself the best chance of pregnancy.

It is also vitally important to ensure that you actually require the IVF process to conceive and not simpler and more conservative methods. Almost half of the pregnancies achieved at the Coastal IVF clinic are from fertility treatments which do not require IVF.

Coastal IVF and the team are very proud of their success rates and look forward to helping you achieve your goals.