Learn more about our CDC fertility success rates and what they mean for you
Before you choose a fertility clinic to help you bring home a baby, you’ll want to research the practice’s CDC fertility success rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides annual data about assisted reproductive technology (ART) success rates at different US fertility clinics.
To help you learn more about our success rates, our Southern California fertility clinic is sharing our 2019 rates and explaining how to interpret them.
Why does our clinic report on CDC rather than SART data?
Both the CDC and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) report on the annual live birth rates of fertility clinics.
At our Southern California fertility clinic, we find that data from the CDC is easier for our patients to understand. As a result, we are highlighting this information here.
Below you’ll see our CDC data for freeze-all IVF cycles using a patient’s own eggs.
Why are we just now reporting 2019 data?
Both CDC fertility success rates and SART data report on live birth rates. Most babies (not including infants who were born prematurely) spend nine months in their mother’s womb. As a result, an IVF embryo that was transferred in December 2019 wouldn’t be born until September 2020.
Because it takes a few months to compile all the data about live births that occurred from fertility treatments in 2019, live birth rate information from 2019 is now coming out.
Why do our CDC fertility success rates focus on freeze-all cycles?
The team at our Southern California fertility clinic follows the “one embryo, one baby” approach. This approach allows us to minimize the risk of a patient having a potentially risky pregnancy with twins or higher order multiples.
To help make our approach successful for our patients, we mostly do freeze-all cycles. This means that we freeze all embryos after fertilization. Our team then thaws just one embryo at a time for transfer. We find that this process greatly improves our patients’ odds of becoming parents.
Contact us to learn more about CDC fertility success rates. You can also schedule an appointment to learn more about the fertility treatments at our Southern California fertility clinic.