Giving you the best chance of starting your family
IVFAustralia consistently offers excellent pregnancy and live birth rates that are significantly higher than the national average*. Average IVF success rates for a fresh embryo transfer vary from 50% for women under 30 years of age to 20% for women over 40 years of age.
Together with our partner clinics in Melbourne and Queensland, we’re responsible for more births through IVF treatment than any other fertility network in Australia.
Ever since our founders helped conceive and deliver the first baby in NSW in 1983 IVFAustralia is proud of the success we are achieving for an increasing number of patients particularly those who have had failed implantation cycles elsewhere.
The following graph shows the fresh embryo transfer clinical pregnancy outcomes achieved by the teamwork of IVFAustralia’s fertility specialists and scientists for patients during 2013 (note the pregnancy rates are for the previous year as the 2013 conceived babies have not all been born yet).
It does not include any additional frozen embryo transfers that may have eventuated from these first fresh cycles (which would provide an unnaturally inflated representation of the results). We measure our success in our ability to help patients conceive as quickly and simply as possible.
*the national average is calculated by the University of New South Wales for the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) report.
Australian IVF success rates
You can be rest assured comparing our success rates to the national average will show how we are significantly higher than the national average. The University of NSW collates the success rates of all IVF cycles in Australia in an annual report ANZARD. The most recent data available is for 2011 and includes pregnancy and live birth rates by a woman’s age, treatment type and the cause of infertility.
We are proud to highlight that our success rates are above the national average (even without removing our clinics treatment cycles from the national average as some clinics do to present a more dramatic looking result).
The following table is from the latest ANZARD report
Advanced science increases success rates
Together with our success rates, IVFAustralia’s unparalleled advanced scientific techniques provide reassurance for all patients including those with the most challenging of fertility problems. Not only do you get your choice of dedicated fertility specialist but our patients benefit from having access to Expert Review - the combined knowledge and expertise of the whole team is drawn upon for a collective opinion in challenging cases, so you can be assured we are exploring every possible option to help you conceive.
While it is reassuring to know you have access to the leading minds in fertility care and science, paramount for you is understanding how your age and any relevant medical conditions you and your partner have will impact your individual chance of a successful pregnancy. Our fertility specialists approach is to personally assess each patient’s particular situation and develop a unique treatment plan.
Our range of novel techniques such as Digital High Magnification sperm selection to overcome severe male infertility; Oosight technology, the use of polarised light for egg selection; and Advanced Embryo selection using the latest genetic technology to assess and select the embryo with normal chromosome profiles ensures the best chance of pregnancy.
As the only clinic in Australia offering all of these techniques we are seeing an increasing number of patients – particularly those who have failed fertilisation or implantation previously.
For patients who have experienced repeated miscarriage, repeated IVF failure or unexplained infertility Natural Killer Cell Testing could be an option and is an area of research currently being undertaken at IVF Australia.
The best advice you can receive for the likely success rate for YOU, will be from a Fertility Specialist. If you have additional questions or if you would like to book an appointment with one of our experienced Fertility Specialists, please call our free information line on 1800 111 483 or email IVFAustralia.
Determining your chance of success
At your first appointment, your Fertility Specialist will give you an indication of how likely it is you’ll conceive with recommended fertility treatments. They may need you to have some diagnostic tests first to determine any significant issues.
You own individual success rate will vary, depending on:
- your age,
- your partner’s age,
- how long you have been trying to conceive,
- whether either of you already has a child, and
- if you have had any previous treatment for infertility.
Your fertility specialist will develop a treatment plan that gives you the best chance of success. Our approach is to provide the least invasive and most effective option based on your circumstances.
Best practice approach
In addition to providing the full range of standard IVF services, including egg and sperm freezing, our research team is at the forefront of advances in fertility treatment.
At IVFAustralia, we have an advanced andrology diagnosis and treatment laboratory, including detailed assessment of sperm structure and DNA fragmentation. We are the only clinic in Australia to provide sperm assessment and fertilisation using the novel Digital High Magnification methodology (IMSI).
In association with our partner clinic at Melbourne IVF, we have an advanced Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) programme including the latest rapid ArrayPGD technologies.
Our novel approach to detailed imaging of the oocyte through the latest “Oosight” technology enables us to generate vital information about the quality of the eggs and, in particular, for us to identify which eggs have the best chance of implantation.
We have particular expertise in the emerging area of the immune mechanisms of implantation that will often give patients vital information about why their embryos are not implanting.
The wide range of technologies that we can provide our patients, places us in a unique position to assist couples who have previously had difficulties with failed implantation of otherwise healthy-looking embryos. Indeed, many patients come to us because they want to ensure they have the best possible chance of starting their family. The collective knowledge of our specialist team is shared within our network, so we can develop the most effective and least invasive treatment to offer you success.
We have over 30 years’ experience in IVF treatment. Some of our founding specialists were responsible for the conception and delivery of NSW’s first IVF baby, at the Royal North Shore Hospital.
For more information
If you have additional questions in relation to IVF Success Rates, please call our information line on 1800 111 483 or email IVFAustralia.