Generations Fertility Clinic Creates Families One Healthy Baby at a Time
Madison, Wisconsin - New national statistics released this week show Generations Fertility Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, has success rates well above the national averages.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies' (SART.org) statistics show that Generations’ elective single embryo transfer rate in women younger than 35 years old was 53.1 percent for 2013, compared to a national average of 22.5 percent. Single embryo transfer is considered safer for both mother and baby than transferring multiple embryos, a practice more common in the past that can result in multiple births.
“We’re very proud to share these data with families,” says Dr. Dan Lebovic, medical director of Generations and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. “It showcases our team’s high level of expertise. And more importantly, it’s an indication of our strong commitment to helping families have safe, healthy pregnancies as they create the next generation.”
Generations scored high on other 2013 measures, as well. For women younger than 35, in vitro fertilization embryo transfers resulted in a live birth 57.8 percent of the time, compared with a national average of 47.7. For women ages 35 to 37, Generations had a rate of 60 percent, compared with a national average of 39.2. And for women age 38-40, Generations embryo transfers resulted in a live birth 38.5 percent of the time, or in five of 13 transfers. The national average was 28.5 percent. SART data lags by about a year because it takes nine months for the babies to arrive.
Beyond the numbers, however, are the families who were helped by the technique. Kelly and Patrick McGrath, of Sun Prairie, chose single embryo transfer to help begin their own family. Ashleigh, 3, and baby brother Sean, 7 months, were born healthy after uneventful pregnancies.
“I felt like it would be a healthier choice,” says Kelly McGrath, of the single-embryo option. “We feel very, very blessed.”
Generations Fertility Care is a joint venture between Meriter Hospital and UW Health, which was listed among the 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
SART advises comparison of clinics’ success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for assisted reproductive treatment may vary from clinic to clinic.
Date Published: 03/05/2015