IVF Program

OVERVIEW

Our success rate is enviable, as evidenced by the trust placed in us by more than 200 referring physicians. The Fertility Center of Maryland is an active member of the IVF Registry and of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

ACCREDITATIONS

Our laboratory is licensed by the State of Maryland and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Our Clinical and Surgery Center are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION
EMBRYO FREEZING
INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION (ICSI)
ASSISTED HATCHING (AH)
GESTATIONAL CARRIER PROGRAM

SUCCESS RATES

Many factors contribute to the success of an IVF procedure. Some factors are related to the experience of the IVF clinic and the quality of services, but other factors are related to the patients themselves, such as age and cause of the infertility. Some clinics may be more willing than others to accept patients with low chances of success and only specialize in some IVF treatments that attract particular types of patients with either better or worse prognoses. Some clinics may discourage patients with a poor prognosis or encourage them to use donor eggs, a practice that results in higher success rates among older women. Clinics that accept a higher percentage of women with multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles will have lower success rates. In contrast, clinics that offer IVF procedures to patients who might have become pregnant with less technically advanced treatment will have higher success rates. The number of embryos transferred affects the pregnancy rate and significantly varies from clinic to clinic. A higher number of embryos transferred may increase the pregnancy rate but also increases the likelihood of multiple gestations which in turn increases the probability of premature birth and its related problems.

IVF Pregnancy Rate Statistics

We report our success rates to The Society of Assisted Reproduction https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2160 and the CDC  http://www.CDC.GOV/ART/. 

IVF Pregnancy Rate Statistics:  2018 (Excluding Donor egg)

AGE of Woman

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

Number of cycles

66

43

48

21

Number of egg retrievals

62

40

33

15

Number of embryo transfers

58

36

32

14

Number of live births

28

8

13

4

Live birth rate per egg retrieval

45%

20%

39%

27%

Live birth rate per embryo transfer

48%

22%

41%

29%

Embryo Freezing / Thawing

We report our success rates to The Society of Assisted Reproduction https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2160 and the CDC http://www.CDC.GOV/ART/.

Embryo Freezing/Thawing Success Rates:  2018

AGE of Woman

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

Number of cycles

36

28

12

9

Number of embryo transfers

33

22

11

7

Number of live births

11

11

4

3

Live birth rate per cycle

31%

50%

4/12

3/9

Live birth rate per embryo transfer

57%

59%

4/11

3/7