You have unexplained infertility and you are frustrated. You are wondering if in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the only way for you to have a baby. You have done your research, looking at success rates at different fertility clinics. Those success rates are not really accurate because every individual is different. Woman A may have PCOS, Woman B may have fibroids, etc. So, the success rates you are looking at are just an average or an overall success rates of those particular clinics.
I want to share a link from Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) that I accidentally found when I was searching for IVF success rates.
The following link is called the SART Patient Predictor. It is a predictor developed by SART based on nearly 500,000 cycles to more than 320,000 women in the United States since 2006. SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF, or assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United States. SART represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country.
Their Patient Predictor will ask you the following questions:
- Prior pregnancies / miscarriages
- Going to use donor / own eggs
Here is the link to predict your IVF success rate:
This is an example of the result that came out after I hit “Calculate my success rate” button:
The result will tell you the success rate if you have one, two, or three cycles of IVF with one embryo transfer.
Besides predicting the live birth rates with one embryo, SART Patient Predictor also calculate the live birth rates with multiple embryo transfer and the risk of multiple pregnancy:
Hope this will help you understand your chances of having a live birth based on your individual situation.