Our outstanding Success Rates
Number of Live births in fresh + frozen embryo transfers for patients in different age groups
Since more than two-thirds of all of SGRH’s IVF cycles are now performed by frozen single embryo transfers following culture to the blastocyst stage, we present our success rates as cumulative live birth rates i.e. fresh plus frozen embryo transfer success rates in different age groups to help you understand your true chances for success and having a baby here at IVF Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Our cumulative pregnancy and live birth rates per cycle are amongst the highest in India and we are proud about the fact that our results rival the best IVF centres in the world and are roughly 1.5-fold higher than the UK and US national averages.
This is our cumulative live birth data (fresh + frozen embryo transfers) of patients who underwent an IVF-ICSI cycle in 2019.
Clinical Outcomes according to Age - 2019
Different ways of measuring success
Success rates can be measured and reported in many different ways. Most centers report their success rates in terms of positive beta hCG results per embryo transfer. owever, this is not the most reliable form of reporting and can be quite misleading in most instances. It is important to know that achieving a positive beta hCG report is important to begin with, but it cannot be considered equivalent to achieving a live birth. This is because roughly 20 – 30% of all initial positive pregnancies may be lost subsequently, with majority losses occurring in the first trimester, and a small % in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, depending on patient characteristics as well as individual laboratories.
Therefore, the true success rate for any IVF laboratory can only be determined by the measure of the number of eventual live births of healthy babies, a number which can be substantially lower than the projected positive beta hCG results.
Additionally, most success rates are reported per embryo transfer. However, this can also lead to a discrepancy since those patients who never reach the stage of embryo transfer are not accounted for when success is measured in terms of only embryo transfers performed.
It should be noted that there will always be some patients (advanced age and very low ovarian reserves) who may not have embryos available at the end of their cycle and hence may never have an embryo transfer.