Bath Fertility is one of the most successful fertility centres in the UK with a 24 year proven track record in IVF treatment. Our consistently high success rates rank us amongst the top fertility clinics in the country.
In women up to the age of 35, the success rate for those undertaking up to three cycles of IVF is an amazing 89 % (data based on patients starting treatment during the period May 2013 – December 2015).
Of all those who started treatment during this period 71% achieved a pregnancy and for those who persisted to a second or third cycle, 89% achieved a successful pregnancy. Some patients chose not to have further treatment.
Successful IVF treatment is maintaining a healthy mother and achieving a healthy full term baby at minimal cost both emotionally and financially.Bath Fertility does not select patients based on the likelihood of them achieving a pregnancy. We believe everyone should be given the opportunity of creating a family even if they have a low possibility of success and we will always be honest about an individual’s chances.
We achieve such great success rates by being able to offer the latest techniques including
- Assisted hatching
- Timelapse Monitoring
- Endometrial scratching
- Surgical sperm retrieval
- Sperm DNA testing
Clinical Success Rates
There are various ways to measure the success of fertility treatment. For example you can measure it on how likely it is that each embryo transferred will lead to a live birth, alternatively by how likely a cycle of treatment will lead to a live birth.
Although it is tempting to think that you would like twins, multiple pregnancies are the biggest risk to mother and child from IVF/ICSI. We therefore aim to have a high proportion of single babies compared to twins or triplets.
A clinical pregnancy is when a foetal heartbeat has been detected. It is not based just on a positive pregnancy test.
Clinical pregnancy rates
The table below shows clinical pregnancy rates from IVF and ICSI treatments at BFC for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016:
|Patient Age||Under 35||35-37||38-39||40-42||43-44|
|Per fresh embryo transfer||44.3%||28.3%||22.8%||25.0%||0.0%|
|Number of patients treated||152||92||57||52||11|
|Per frozen embryo transfer||45.1%||33.8%||45.9%||24.1%||22.2%|
|Number of patients treated||113||65||37||29||9|
The chances of a pregnancy are different for each person and affected by a number of factors such as age and cause of infertility. We do not select patients based on the likelihood of achieving pregnancy. We believe everyone should be given the opportunity of creating a family even if they have a low possibility of success. We will always be honest about an individual’s chances.
Please feel free to discuss your individual circumstances with a member of the team.
Aberdeen University have created a calculator to help predict your chances of a successful outcome, using 10 years of data from all patients who underwent IVF in the UK.
The figures below show live birth rates at Bath Fertility and nationally for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 as verified and published by the HFEA on their website www.hfea.gov.uk.
HFEA analyse data from all UK clinics and they classify our success rates as consistent with national averages: “If a clinic’s success rate is consistent with the national average, there is no statistical difference between the clinic and the national average. Any small difference between the clinic and the national average may just be down to chance.”
Per cycle started
Per embryo transferred
Further treatment cycles will increase your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.
To see further success rates for ourselves and other licensed fertility clinics please visit www.hfea.gov.uk