Our IVF Success Rates
Tennessee Reproductive Medicine is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
Our in vitro fertilization success rates have been very high ever since we first opened our IVF lab. We’re particularly pleased to note that nearly all the pregnancies from our IVF treatments have been singletons.
In fact, nearly all pregnancies achieved by all of our therapies have been singletons. We strive to maximize pregnancy rates and the safety of each pregnancy. Singleton pregnancies are generally the safest for both mother and child.
The chart below shows our success rates from 2009 through 2011.
April 2009-December 2011
<35 Years Old
|Pregnancy/IVF cycle started||86/150 (48.7%)||70/108 (56.5%)|
|Pregnancy/embryo transfer||86/134 (54.5%)||70/98 (62.2%)|
|Ongoing pregnancy/cycle started||69/150 (46%)||58/108 (53.7%)|
|Ongoing pregnancy/embryo transfer||69/134 (51.5%)||58/98 (59.2%)|
70% of all pregnancies have been singletons.
High pregnancy rates with low multiple gestation rates
Our IVF outcomes have exceeded national averages compared to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) national summary statistics.
Summary of all patients’ IVF outcomes (all ages) through December 2011:
- 48.7% (86/150) pregnancy rate per IVF cycle start (versus 37% national average for 2009 data), with 46.0% (69/150) ongoing pregnancies (> 12 weeks)
- 54.5% (86/134) pregnancy rate per embryo transfer, with 51.5% (69/134) ongoing pregnancies per transfer (>12 weeks)
Women (< 35 years old) through December 2011:
- 56.5% (70/108) pregnancy rate per IVF cycle start (versus 47% national average for 2009 data), with 53.7% (58/108) ongoing pregnancies (> 12 weeks)
- 62.2% (70/98) pregnancy rate per embryo transfer, with 59.2% (58/98) ongoing pregnancies (> 12 weeks)
Dr. Murray and Dr. Scotchie both have lower triplet rates than the average rate for Southeast clinics, with <1% triplet rate (vs. 5% average in some areas). We perform single embryo transfers in select candidates to further maximize the chance of singleton conceptions.
Chattanooga’s most experienced embryologist & lab director
Shan Wilkinson, MS – Embryologist
- Greater than 11 years of experience working with both human embryos (more than 3,000 embryos) and animal embryos (more than 10,000 bovine embryos).
- More experience than any embryologist in the Chattanooga area at embryo biopsy, a technique required for Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Diagnosis (PGD).
- Southeast Regional expert in embryo biopsy and fixation techniques for PGS/PGD.
Amy Jones, MS, ECLD – Lab Director
- With 14 years of experience as an embryologist, she has been the director of the PGD Program at Nashville Fertility Center since 1999, and has performed over 500 PGD cases.
- Referred to by leading national IVF practitioners as one of the top three embryo biopsy experts in the country.
- Established one of the first intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) programs in both the UK and India, and has worked in embryology labs in the US, Europe and Asia.
- Award winning research on oocyte (egg) and ovarian tissue cryopreservation, granted the prize paper at the largest international Fertility Society meeting (ASRM) for an egg freezing study, and has numerous publications in prominent fertility journals including Human Reproduction and Fertility and Sterility.
- Currently serves on the board of the College of Reproductive Biology of the American Association of Bioanalysts.