20 Nov Reprofit’s 2018 success rates – key facts
Reprofit’s success rates for 2018 are in! And they’re looking good. We’ve summarised the key findings by treatment type below. Here’s what the number crunching tells us.
IVF with own eggs
Reprofit carried out 1,661 cycles using patients’ own eggs in the year to 31 December 2018. For fresh cycles up to age 35, the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) was an impressive 47.9%. That’s better than most UK clinics. For the 35-39 age group, the CPR held steady at 36.4%. Encouragingly, clinical pregnancies for patients aged 40 to 43 were 25.9%. This is impressive. Older patients used to have a much lower chance of success. Not anymore.
For Reprofit patients helped by our agency, we saw an average clinical pregnancy rate of 43.3% across all age groups. 63.3% of Your IVF Journey patients achieved a positive pregnancy test – a record for us.
For frozen cycles using own-egg embryos, Reprofit’s stats are rock solid. Over 40% of patients up to age 39 had fetal heartbeats (standard and minimal-stimulation cycles). For patients aged 40 to 43, big news: the CPR was 35.9% – a whopping 10% higher than for their fresh cycles. Why? Because older IVF patients seem to benefit more from the ‘cleaner’ endometrial preparation an FET protocol provides. The quality of Reprofit’s cryobank also deserves a mention. As for Your IVF patients, 63.6% had positive pregnancy tests after FETs – our best-ever annual score.
Reprofit carried out 884 donor-egg cycles in 2018. The clinical pregnancy rate was 54.7%. For Your IVF Journey patients, we saw a 57.1% CPR and a 67.3% HCG pregnancy rate.
Three key points. First, around four good-quality embryos were created per cycle, meaning that most patients get two or three to freeze. Second, that the cumulative pregnancy rate was over 90% for three successive DE transfers. Third, single embryo transfers are now the norm at Reprofit: 1.19 embryos per cycle to be precise. Success rates were slightly higher when two embryos were transferred. But the one-at-a-time approach reduces the risk of multiple pregnancies. Returning for an FET, if needed, is quick, cheap (400 euros) and sensible.
For donor-egg FETs, the CPR was 38%. Putting in two improved the CPR a little. Compared to fresh donor cycles, slightly fewer multiple pregnancies occurred when two were transferred. Perhaps for this reason, we’ve noticed that the clinic has been more flexible here on double embryo transfers.
Most of Reprofit’s 351 donor-embryo cycles were frozen transfers. The average HCG pregnancy rate was 59.8% and the CPR was 50.1%. Your IVF Journey patients saw a 77.8% pregnancy rate and a 75% CPR. But bear in mind our stats were based on fewer cycles, more of which happened to be successful.
One more stat to consider. PGS testing saw a 10% rise in pregnancy rates for IVF patients. This is because over 40% of seemingly good-quality IVF embryos have genetic issues. PGS is an added expense and requires two trips. But it may be suitable for certain couples. Some of our patients have chosen to transfer one fresh embryo and freeze and test the rest.
So, another excellent set of results for Reprofit and Your IVF Journey, and some interesting findings. Here’s to even more success next year!