Category Archives: IVF Success Rates

The recently released preliminary 2015 SART clinic outcomes statistics for US clinics have a lot of people in a panic. Perhaps they were most shocking when comparing donor egg cycles, and that’s the focus of this post. Reputable clinics in … Continue reading

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UPDATED 2-19-14 The 2012 IVF and donor egg IVF success rates for US clinics were published by SART this week.  What made the national news is that 2012 had the largest number of total IVF cycles and total babies born … Continue reading

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A new study out of the UK is once again touting the advantages of the endometrial scratching prior to IVF.   This is not a new concept, I wrote about it here and here and the scientists in Nottingham are reporting that … Continue reading

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Just in case you didn’t get enough technical details in my last post about PGD, PGS, CCS, and preimplantation genetic testing, I wanted to highlight this very technical and in depth article from the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.   It talks … Continue reading

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The Embryoscope Time Lapse Video monitoring that I talked about here made the US NBC Evening News!   Here’s a link to the NBC News report which provides very interesting video showing how Embryoscope works and what doctors see as its primary benefits: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/50997885/#50997885 Although the medical reporter … Continue reading

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The lastest publishing of the US SART IVF clinic success rates for 2011 has led to some interesting discussions about how to best use the SART or CDC data.  It also identified a few scenarios where the data simply isn’t … Continue reading

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As a follow up to my post earlier this week about the 2011 donor egg cycle statistics, I wanted to also report on some interesting notes in the non-donor (or own egg) IVF Statistics. It is a bit more cumbersome … Continue reading

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The 2011 IVF and donor egg IVF success rates were published by SART, and we see some interesting changes in the top clinic statistics. The United States national average live birth rates for a fresh donor egg cycle is 54.9% … Continue reading

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Most of the IVF clinics abroad that my patients go to for treatment are doing 5 day transfers for the majority of IVF or donor IVF cycles.  There is the occasional clinic that will suggest a 3 day transfer routinely, but most … Continue reading

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Recently, I have been in communication with a clinic in the Czech Republic that is using Embryo Monitoring in their IVF practice both for non-donor egg IVF and for donor egg IVF treatments.  They have reported that they are seeing about … Continue reading

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The SART 2010 US IVF clinic statistics have been released.    As I talked about in this post, just statistics alone are not the only thing to consider, but it does give us just one more piece of data to throw … Continue reading

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