Generations Fertility Care's IVF Success Rates*
Generations Fertility Care clinic's in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates exceed the national averages. Highlights of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology's most recent report are shown below. We encourage you to do your own research - a more detailed report of our performance, as well as national data, is available on the SART website.
At Generations Fertility Care in Madison, Wisconsin, we assist a full range of patients. No matter your age, health history or fertility goals, our experts are here to listen and advise you of your treatment options. Our emphasis is on providing safe, singleton pregnancies. You will notice we have an impressive combination of high rates of single embryo transfer along with live birth rates that exceed national averages - good indications our care providers and laboratory team are anything but average.
Singleton vs. Multiple Pregnancies
Less Risk with Singleton Pregnancies
You're probably anxious to start or add to your family. If you've been having difficulties conceiving and would like several children, you also might be worried about fertility treatments costs and the likelihood you can become pregnant more than once. These are common concerns and might prompt you to consider having IVF and transferring several embryos during the first cycle.
We encourage our IVF patients to pause and think seriously about this strategy. Multiple pregnancies are more risky for the mother and babies. We would much rather see you achieve one healthy pregnancy at a time. Our commitment to this approach is best demonstrated by our SART statistics - you'll see Generations has an impressive combination of high elective Single Embryo Transfer rates and high live birth rates.
Ultimately, the decision is yours. We only ask that you very carefully consider what research shows – multiple pregnancies (whether or not IVF was used) have a greater risk of:
- Prematurity – 3 out of 5 twin babies are born preterm, or at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy. Twin babies are nearly 6 times as likely to be born preterm as single babies.
- Intensive care – 1 out of 4 twin babies are admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Twin babies are more than 5 times as likely to be admitted to the NICU as single babies.
- Birth defects – 7 out of 1,000 twin babies have cerebral palsy. Twin babies are more than 4 times as likely to have cerebral palsy as single babies. In addition, Twin babies are more likely to be stillborn, experience neonatal death, have birth defects of the brain, heart, face, limbs, muscles or digestive system, and have autism than single babies.
- High-blood pressure for mom – 1 out of 10 women carrying twins gets pregnancy-related high blood pressure. Women carrying twins are twice as likely to get pregnancy-related high blood pressure as women carrying single babies.
- Gestational diabetes for mom – 1 out of 20 women carrying twins gets gestational diabetes. Women carrying twins are 1.5 times as likely to get gestational diabetes as women carrying single babies.
The best way to reduce the chance of multiples from IVF is to reduce the number of embryos transferred.
Adapted from: "Having Healthy Babies One at a Time" handout, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Estimate Your Chance of Success
While more models are coming soon, this model from SART includes sequential transfers of fresh embryos only, no frozen transfers.
Our goal is to transfer the optimum number of embryos to maximize your possibility of a safe pregnancy, while minimizing your risk of becoming pregnant with multiples. Even twin pregnancies are known to have a significantly higher risk of complications for both mother and baby including, but not limited to, preterm delivery and extreme preterm delivery (birth at < 37 weeks and < 32 weeks), low birth weight, birth defects, extending neonatal intensive care unit stays, learning disabilities, diabetes of pregnancy, cesarean sections and prolonged bed rest.
Our goal is to help you and your baby have a safe and healthy pregnancy. The best way to avoid multiples and increase the likelihood you will have a healthy, singleton pregnancy, is to transfer only one embryo.
What is SART?
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is the primary organization dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. ART includes the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The mission of SART is to set up and help maintain the standards for ART in an effort to better serve patients.
Ninety percent of ART clinics in the country are SART members. All are required to report birth outcome data annually and use standard guidelines to help ensure data is reliable and patients can make informed decisions about the likelihood of success.
Full SART reports
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- Generations 2014 cycle starts by age: 65 (age <35), 21 (age 35-37), 16 (age 38-40).
- Generations 2014 transfers by age: 56 (age <35), 20 (age 35-37), 14 (age 38-40).
- SART defines "Primary Embryo Transfer" as the first embryo transfer regardless of whether it was fresh or frozen.
- To learn how SART defines a cycle and why success rates may be considered preliminary, click here and choose "Read more."
- A "Predict My IVF Success" calculator is available on the SART website (drop-down under "IVF Success" tab).
- Data was approved by SART in early 2016. It is the most current available and reflects cycles and transfers initiated in 2014.
- A comparison of clinic success rates generally is not meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for IVF programs may vary from clinic to clinic.