NYU Langone Fertility Center’s IVF Laboratory Statistics
The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) success rates at NYU Langone Fertility Center (NYULFC) can be attributed to our status as a leader fertility care, embryology research, and laboratory methodology, safety, and quality assurance protocols.
Our physicians have over 175 years collective experience performing IVF and are active participants in clinical research to advance the safety and success of fertility treatment. In addition to our world-class physicians, the NYULFC team is made up of highly trained nurses, laboratory technicians, genetic counselors and medical assistants. Our outstanding embryology team is committed to delivering the most modern, up-to-date methods of fertilization and embryo culture, and takes pride in providing the best technology has to offer to help our patients build their families.
With over 12,000 babies and counting, NYU Langone Fertility Center has been a leader in fertility care since 1992. Thousands of families have placed their trust in the experts at NYULFC to deliver individualized treatment with outstanding clinical outcomes. Over 95% of patient at NYULFC elect to undergo a single embryo transfer, significantly reducing the risk of multiple embryo implantation and multiple births. We continue to lead the field in pre-implantation genetic testing and frozen embryo implantation, which help to make the transfer of a single, healthy, embryo possible.
* Clinical pregnancy refers to the finding of a pregnancy sac in the uterus following transfer.
Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
At NYULFC, we strongly support the goal of helping patients have one healthy baby at a time, when they are ready. We are proud of the success we have achieved through single embryo transfer, helping patients achieve a strong, healthy pregnancy while decreasing the risk of premature birth. Other risks associated with multiple gestation pregnancies include:
- higher likelihood to develop pre-eclampsia
- higher likelihood to be hospitalized during pregnancy
- higher likelihood to have preterm labor (average gestation for twins: 35 weeks)
- more likely to require a Caesarian section
- stress on parents and siblings; divorce rate is higher in parents of twins
- twins have a 7 times higher rate of Cerebral Palsy
- rate of learning disability is increased for multiples, even near-term
- long-term costs associated with minor and major handicaps
Please Note: A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and entry criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic. When reviewing any clinic's fertility treatment statistics please keep in mind that methodology, treatment course schedules and patient population are unique to the given institution.
The following parameters inform our success rates and philosophy at NYULFC, please contact us if you would like further clarification of the information below:
- At NYULFC, we provide every patient with an objective and thorough overview of their fertility and reproductive health. This includes not only an evaluation of each patient’s individual fertility needs, but a review of each relevant treatment's success statistics, time frame and risks associated with a given procedure(s). Our first job is to support our patients fully as they become educated about their options.
- In developing a treatment plan, our patients and physicians work as a team, carefully reviewing the patient’s family building goals, diagnosis and expected outcome. We strive to provide, to the best of our ability, the most comprehensive care possible based upon an honest and transparent assessment of fertility health, and to advise accordingly on the appropriate course of care for each patient.
- NYULFC performs a large volume of IVF, frozen embryo transfer and egg donor cycles. This high volume allows our clinic to have strong statistical accuracy when discussing success rates with our patients.
- When determining the maximum number of embryos to transfer, NYULFC adheres to guidelines set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This practice helps us to lower the risk of twins and 'high order multiples' (three or more offspring in one birth), which can lead to such complications as pre-term labor, low birth weight, fetal stress and maternal health symptoms.
- SART (the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) evaluates success rates based upon live birth rates, so there is a significant lag between when the data is submitted and when it is made available to the public, as birth information cannot be obtained until the following year.
Want to learn more about IVF Success Rates at NYULFC?
At NYU Langone Fertility Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional clinical care to help them build their families. Our first job is to support you, so please request an appointment with our team of world-class specialists for an introductory consultation to learn more about what we do to achieve consistently high success rates.
During the consult, your physician will review your medical history and answer any questions you may have about IVF treatment, IVF success rates, treatment costs and more. Some common questions about IVF Success Rates include:
- What factors have the greatest impact on IVF success rates?
- How long does one cycle of IVF take to complete?
- Does the male partner's age affect success rates?
- And many more...
Remember, we're here to go at your pace answer any questions you may have. At NYULFC, we’re here for you, and we’re in this together.
NYU Langone Fertility Center is conveniently located in New York City with offices in Midtown Manhattan and NoMad. Schedule a New Patient Consultation with a NYULFC physician to learn more about your family building options.