If you are undergoing IVF treatment we know that IVF success rates are important to you, and the below section will help you understand how to interpret IVF statistics.
What is an IVF treatment cycle?
A standard IVF treatment cycle includes
- Injections with fertility drugs to stimulate a woman’s ovaries (ovarian hyperstimulation);
- Collection of eggs (or oocytes) from a woman under local anaesthetic, referred to as an ‘oocyte pick up’ or OPU
- Eggs are fertilised and matured. This may or may not involve a technique called ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, when a single sperm is injected into each egg to assist fertilisation)
- An embryo may be transferred to the woman’s uterus, called a fresh embryo transfer; and
- Any remaining embryos may be frozen and transferred later, during a procedure called a frozen embryo transfer
Once all fresh and frozen embryos from an initial stimulated cycle have been used, the IVF cycle is considered to be complete.
There are many factors that contribute to your chance of a successful pregnancy through IVF. During your initial consultation at The Fertility Centre with one of our fertility specialists your individual chance of conception and a baby will be discussed based on your personal circumstances.