IVF Success Rates in India
Success Rates of IVF Treatment in India, IVF Success Rates in Delhi, Mumbai
Your IVF Fertility Specialist in India will advise you as to your specific treatment options, and will also explain to you your chances of success, taking into consideration your type of infertility, your age and your treatment. ART procedures have progressed rapidly since their development and so have the associated success rates, but generalised success rates can be misleading due to the individuality of each patient’s situation. There are many hurdles to cross during treatment and it is wise to keep in mind that they all have to be successfully crossed to get to what we are all striving for – a baby to take home.
Talk to your We Care partner IVF Specialist, We Care Patient coordinator and counsellor about these hurdles and your specific treatment, and ask as many questions as you need to. It is better to be well prepared than to have to deal with unexpected events during this important, and sometimes-difficult stage of your lives.
Success rates can be affected by many factors, including:
- Genetic factors
- Fertility history
- Age of the female partner
- Conditions contributing to infertility
- Quality of eggs and number of eggs recovered
- Quality of sperm (including motility and ability to penetrate the egg)
- Quality control in the laboratories; and
- Skill and competence of the treatment team
Although ART offers important options for the treatment of fertility problems, the decision to use ART involves many factors in addition to success rates. Going through repeated ART cycles requires substantial commitments of time, effort, money, and emotional energy. Therefore, you should carefully examine all related financial, psychological and medical issues, before beginning treatment. You may also wish to consider the location of the clinic, the counselling and support services available, and the rapport that staff have with their patients.
The Age Factor
The age of the female partner is the most significant factor in treatment cycle success.
In a stimulated IVF treatment cycle, injections of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) are used to stimulate follicular growth and the development of eggs. As female age increases, the average number of follicles (eggs) produced decreases and treatment may be cancelled if the follicle number is not suitable.
The pregnancy rates for patients having routine treatment for IVF decreases quite significantly from around 35 years of age.
Elective Single Embryo Transfer
More people are electing to have one embryo transferred to minimize their risk of a twin pregnancy. One in three of these patients get pregnant from these cycles and when subsequent frozen cycles are accounted for, the take home baby rate reaches over 50%.
Frozen Embryo Transfers
Recent advances in embryo freezing have enabled a substantial improvement in success rates. This includes improved embryo survival at thawing and an increase in the clinical pregnancy rate. These enhancements have allowed us to transfer single thawed embryos without compromising the pregnancy rates.
The 2007 results for the freezing and thawing of day 5 embryos are 40% for the new freezing technology (vitrification) (324 transfers) and 23% for the conventional slow method of freezing (211 transfers).