Everyone wants to know what their chances of success are. However fertility treatment success rates depend on a number of factors including the woman’s age, presence of scar tissue or endometriosis, status of sperm, etc. There’s no single place to go to find that information.
Numbers from one clinic will not necessarily translate to another. It is important to talk to your clinic about how to evaluate its success rates.
Once you’ve found the right doctor, then get their specific data and statistics within their practice. Work with them to figure out what your own odds may be based on the testing, diagnosis, etc.
For instance, you may have two chromosomally normal embryos. The “odds” are that you’ll get one “live birth.” However, you may wind up with no success or you may wind up with two healthy babies!
It is important to talk with your doctor about your realistic odds of success.
Dr. Burger is Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She has special interests in hysteroscopic surgery, ovulation induction, PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Natalie began her studies in molecular biology at MIT—but realized that women’s health was of particular interest to her. She ended up working in a laboratory where she learned about the field of infertility. She knew that she wanted to specialize in women’s health and thought that obstetrics would be the field of focus. In the end, she realized that infertility treatment and surgery were what really drew her toward the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Reproductive medicine is an ever-changing and dynamic field where she can be a very important part of people’s lives at a point when they’re really struggling and facing personal challenges. She considers it a privilege to work with these special couples and patients in their quest to grow their family.
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