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Current ART Pregnancy Rates for the Infertility Center of St. Louis

Overall pregnancy rates with the various assisted reproduction procedures performed at our center have consistently been very good since the beginning of our program in the late 1980s, despite taking on the most difficult cases. It should also be noted that we do not cancel cycles because of a low number of follicles or eggs in order to artificially increase success rate reporting.

 

The following reflects our success rates broken down by age for patients with a good ovarian reserve (15 or more eggs retrieved):

Patient Age Pregnancy Rates
< 30 years old 62% (164/264)
30-39 years old 62% (224/396)
≥ 40 years old 31% (11/35)

 

Typically, patients who undergo Mini IVF are in a lower prognosis category due to a lower ovarian reserve. The following reflects our success rates broken down by age for patients who had Mini IVF and a frozen transfer of embryo(s):

Patient Age Pregnancy Rates
< 30 years old 47% (58/123)
30-39 years old 43% (274/634)
≥ 40 years old 23% (99/431)

 

Finally, with our newest protocol, Denmark Mini IVF, which we began using this year, our cumulative success rates, all ages, are as follows:

Procedure Performed Pregnancy Rates
Denmark Mini IVF w/frozen embryo transfer 59% (23/39)

 


 

*It must be emphasized that lower or higher overall pregnancy rates are not the only determinant of your chance for pregnancy in any specific IVF program. Programs that take on more difficult cases, such as older women, women with fewer eggs, couples with severe sperm problems in the husband, etc., will have lower pregnancy rates than programs that mostly take on “easier” cases, even though they may be higher quality programs.

Many programs either do not accept or cancel women with low numbers of eggs in order to artificially inflate their pregnancy rate. We, however, accept the most difficult cases while maintaining excellent pregnancy rates.

A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics and treatment approaches may vary from clinic to clinic.

If you have any questions, you may call us at  (314) 576-1400.