In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment for women and couples diagnosed with infertility.
With IVF, a woman uses fertility drugs to stimulate her ovaries and produce multiple eggs which are retrieved and fertilized in the lab, or she may use donor eggs. The embryos grow in the lab for a number of days and then one or more are placed back in woman’s uterus to hopefully implant and develop into a healthy pregnancy.
IVF success rates rely on a number of factors, including the woman’s age as well as the skill of the fertility doctor and the IVF lab. The following summarizes IVF pregnancy rates by age (as compared to traditional pregnancy rates by age) in U.S. Fertility Clinics in 2012, as published by the CDC:
IVF Pregnancy Rates using fresh, non-donor eggs:
- Women under 35 – 54.0%
- Women 35-37 – 45.6%
- Women 38-40 – 37.9%
- Women 41-43 – 27.0%
- Women 43-44 – 14.5%
- Women over 44 – 7.8%
IVF Pregnancy Rates using frozen non-donor eggs:
- Women under 35 – 51.4%
- Women 35-37 – 48.6%
- Women 38-40 – 44.4%
- Women 41-43 – 37.5%
- Women 43-44 – 28.2%
- Women over 44 – 19.4%
IVF is expensive, but there are ways to manage the costs. IVFAdvantage allows you to undergo up to four cycles for one low price. Call 855-996-SAVE (7283) to speak to one of our Patient Care Advocates who can schedule an appointment with a fertility doctor in our network and bring the savings to you.