Care Fertility clinics deliver excellent IVF success rates for all fertility treatments and patient groups.
Understanding success rates
- The type of patients treated at the clinic (their age, the cause of their infertility, how long they've been trying for a baby)
- The range of treatments that the clinic offers
- The extent of pre-treatment tests and investigations
- The clinic's treatment protocols
- The embryology laboratories
Success rates and treatment
Measures of IVF success
There are different ways of presenting success rates. In our success rate tables, we present clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates per embryo transferred. This is one of the main measures recommended on the HFEA website showing how likely each embryo that is transferred during treatment will lead to a clinical pregnancy.
What these measures mean
This approach to measuring success gives a good and general idea of a clinic’s ability to create and choose embryos for transfer.
There are a few things to remember about what to expect from clinic results. Some patients do not always progress through each stage of treatment, so it is normal for success rates to get higher when they are measured against later stages in the treatment cycle. Such as the number of embryo transfer procedures, rather than the number of egg collection procedures.
According to the UK regulator, the HFEA "the most important thing to focus on is whether the clinic's results are consistent with the national average. Whatever measure you focus on, it cannot tell you your individual measure of success (only your doctor can do that) but each measure does give you a fair overall view of performance."
For further advice on success rates and to view the national averages, please visit the HFEA website.