In conjunction with our innovative and cutting edge medical approaches to fertility treatment, Demeter Fertility has structured and extensive auditing and benchmarking systems for our fertility laboratory to ensure maintenance of world’s best practices and performance.
At Demeter Fertility our fertility specialists achieve wonderful success in helping couples to conceive their much wanted babies. We combine the technology, expertise and techniques of a large clinic with the personal service and 24/7 patient care to deliver superior pregnancy success rates for women, benchmarked against their individual age group. Our doctors are happy to discuss your personal expectations in relation to pregnancy outcomes and the pregnancy success rates achieved by the Demeter Fertility laboratory in your age group. You can also request a copy of our Pregnancy Rates brochure using the contact us form.
Why don’t we publish our pregnancy rates like other IVF Clinics?
In 2015, the Fertility Society of Australia issued guidelines to Australian IVF clinics, asking them not to use comparative advertising against the national average pregnancy rates that are published on the FSA website. Demeter Fertility acknowledges these guidelines.
Furthermore, Australia’s consumer watchdog, the ACCC, is running a major compliance exercise looking at how Australia's 34 IVF clinics present their success rates. Of particular concern to the ACCC is comparative advertising, especially in the circumstances where clinics say 'we have a much higher success rate than other clinics', however the statement are so vague these may mislead consumers.
How good is IVF at making babies?
One of the really interesting facts about IVF success rates is how standard these are across the world. Here are are some key points to consider in relation to pregnancy rates;
- More eggs collected per egg collection DOES NOT increase the number of babies, but it does increase the cost because of the additional number of embryo transfers required. Your cost!
- Higher doses of FSH produce more eggs BUT LESS babies.
- Baby rates don't get much better than around 1 in every 3 egg collections through most of the world (USA being the exception) and after the age of 40, this is 1 in 10.
- If baby rates are higher than expected from above, the clinic is likely excluding “difficult” patients from their service. Doesn’t our society support reproductive freedom for all?
The Demeter Fertility difference
Demeter Fertility does not discriminate. You choose us, not the other way around. We want to work with all women to try and find a solution that suits their circumstances. Whilst some circumstances may be more difficult that others, this is a not a reason to decline treatment. It is a great reason however to help someone in need understand the reality of their issues and how their desired outcome can be maximised.
Dr Knight has previously blogged about the role of pregnancy rates when choosing an IVF provider.
There has also been a number of very objective reports published online in relation to how IVF units advertise their “pregnancy rates”.
If you would like to know more about our IVF pregnancy success rates or even more information relating to our fertility treatment services as well as the IVF processes and procedures, please contact us for more information.