The answer seems simple: getting pregnant! As a matter of fact, we can indeed offer you absolutely leading pregnancy rates:
The above original (anonymised) screenshot shows my self-programmed IVF planning tool. In 2015, our team was happy to announce a 51% pregnancy rate with fresh and close to 40% with thawed embryos, despite a high average age of the women exceeding 37 years. Such figures can only be obtained thanks to impeccable teamwork of doctor, biologists, nurses and assistants, putting an emphasis on details like comprehensible instruction in self-injections, and relaxed setting during embryo transfer.
However, a clinical pregnancy with gestational sac on ultrasound is just the beginning. 18% to 25% of those pregnancies will unfortunately end als early miscarriages or, rarely, ectopic pregnancies; the rate of early miscarriage rises exponentially with the age of the woman. Once you have reached 12 weeks, you can breathe deeply and break the news, because 98% of those babies will be born (live birth), and 96% to 97% will be healthy.
Our practice strives hard to optimise success rates even further, but without jeopardising the quality of your treatment:
The baby boy above was conceived naturally, but is so cute that it needs mentioning! Having the privilege to deliver many babies, both after natural conception and after fertility treatments, obstetrics is my ideal compensation to reproductive medicine, and gives me constant reassurance that even after IVF, many healthy babies are born into happy families.