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Pregnancy Rates - Not All Fertility Centers Are the Same Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on June 6th, 2013

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Pregnancy Rates - Not All Fertility Centers Are the Same

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CT Fertility Center Pregnancy Rates

Pregnancy Rates - CT Fertility CenterPregnancy rates are not the only criteria to consider when making a decision about which fertility program to use. Having a board certified reproductive endocrinologist for your doctor, or better yet, a team of them, should be among the first things to help you decide.


Being treated by a physician who cares about you as a person and builds a team of clinical, supportive staff members to help guide you through your fertility treatment is also important. No one wants to feel that they are a walking infertility diagnosis. 


Pregnancy rates do matter though. It's the whole point of fertility treatment. Responsible fertility programs report their IVF results to SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology), opting to have their results verified. Here is an explanation of why SART statistics are numbers that you can rely on and why it's important to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who reports and cooperates with SART.


"SART has rigorous requirements for membership. SART members must agree to:  1. Report all their pregnancy data yearly. These data are subject to validation (a modified audit) by a team comprised of the CDC and the SART validation committee. This validation includes a site visit to the SART member’s clinic and review of the medical records. 2. Embryo laboratory inspection and certification every two years by an outside agency, usually the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  3. Abide by all practice, laboratory, ethical, and advertising guidelines.  4. All new practices must have a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist as medical director."

Read below for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) pregnancy rates.


Clinical Pregnancy (1) Rates
For the period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

These statistics represent outcomes for patients who have undergone embryo transfer. The percentages are calculated by dividing the number of women who achieved a clinical pregnancy (numerator) by the total number who underwent a transfer (denominator) from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Please keep in mind that a variety of individual factors may increase or decrease your likelihood of having a baby.

A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient
medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria
for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Includes all fresh embryo and blastocyst transfers.


Age < 35




Live Birth Rate per Embryo Transfer











In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy Rates – First Cycle Outcomes


Includes all fresh embryo and blastocyst transfers for patients on their first IVF cycle.

First Cycle IVF

Age < 35




Live Birth Rate per Embryo Transfer











In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy Rates with ICSI


ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to overcome problems with sperm function or motility. ICSI is also a measure of lab efficiency as patients less than 35 years of age with male factor as the primary diagnosis should have the best outcomes. We included this information to best illustrate the overall quality in our laboratory.


Age < 35

Live Birth Rate per Embryo Transfer





Rates of High-Order Multiple Pregnancies (triplets or more)


Multiple pregnancies are confirmed by the number of fetal heartbeats on ultrasound. At RMACT we strive to have the lowest high-order multiple rate possible as this represents a complex pregnancy and delivery for both the mother and babies. We are very proud to have excellent pregnancy rates with very low multiple rates. This is accomplished by having an excellent lab and a personal conference with each patient on the day of embryo transfer.


Age < 38


% of pregnant patients with high-order multiples






(1) A clinical pregnancy means a gestational sac is visualized in the uterus (using ultrasound)

Learn more about the IVF procedure.


Contact us for more information.


About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.