IVF Success Rates

hand-on-belly-250x200x Through our research and investment in new technologies, we have achieved some of the highest success rates in the area, often surpassing local and national averages. While success rates are only one aspect of a high quality infertility center, we feel they are an important benchmark in understanding the technical success of any center.

We encourage you, however, not to rely solely on the numbers since there are many variables that affect a particular center’s statistics, including the complexity of its patient base. At the Bethesda Fertility Center, we pride ourselves in assisting patients of all varying levels of infertility.

We are providing the following information to you as a starting point in evaluating our program. Please keep in mind that your particular success rate may differ due to a variety of individual factors that may increase or decrease your likelihood of having a baby.

Bethesda Fertility Center 2011 IVF Program Statistics (Women < 35 ; non-donor egg) 
Number of cycles - all ages 334
Percentage of initiated cycles resulting in pregnancies 44.4%
Percentage of initiated cycles resulting in live births 38.9%
Percentage of transfers resulting in live births (fresh embryos) 48.8%
Average number of embryos transferred 2.0
Bethesda Fertility Center 2011 Egg Donor Program Statistics
Percentage of transfers resulting in Live Birth (fresh embryos) 71.4%


For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control Assisted Reproductive Technology page.

The above statistics are the most recent numbers requested by and submitted to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). While numbers are submitted for a variety of age groups, we are presenting the category of women < 35 since their infertility typically is not attributed to advanced age. A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics and treatment approaches may vary from clinic to clinic. (SART is a national organization that sets industry standards for clinic reporting.)