The Wisconsin Fertility Institute has always had and continues to have excellent In Vitro Fertilization pregnancy rates. Differences from year to year are attributable to differences in patient characteristics and, more importantly, changes in how results are reported to the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
At the end of each year, the data that we report to SART are compiled and sent to the CDC for a final audit. The numbers are released by both organizations after all live births for a given year have been recorded. This explains the lag time before reports are released for publication. Often, results published are 2 years old and thus do not accurately reflect current success rates.
Our results, for 2014, are as follows:
Please note that the rates for 2014 include only the first embryo transfer. When transfers from ALL embryos obtained from an egg retrieval are considered (both fresh and all frozen embryo transfers), the rates are much higher. In 2013 50.5% of all egg retrievals resulted in a live birth. We expect the 2014 figures will be even higher.
We believe the true mark of an excellent program is the rate of success with egg donation: most of the time we are dealing with good eggs, good sperm, and a good uterus. In 2013 86% of all egg donation retrievals eventually resulted in a baby. Our 2014 rates for pregnancy (we cannot yet calculate live birth rate) are as follows: