Access advanced IVF treatment facilities in Singapore
As a patient with Virtus Fertility Centre in Singapore, you will have access to the region’s leading IVF and fertility specialists, as well as pioneering doctors and scientists from the world’s most successful fertility Group, Virtus Health.
Every couple’s situation is unique, and at your initial consultation your fertility specialist will give you an indication of your likelihood of conceiving. However, assisted conception nowadays provides the highest possible chance of starting a family, as the success of assisted reproductive technology has overtaken natural conception.
What is my chance of falling pregnant with IVF?
When it comes to IVF, there is no agreed standard for reporting “success”. Sometimes IVF success rates are quoted per completed IVF treatment cycle - a complete IVF collection and treatment cycle can involve multiple transfers of embryos collected from the one egg collection. Success rates measured this way will therefore naturally be higher than success rates measured per embryo transfer.
At Virtus Fertility Centre, we most often measure IVF success rates as clinical pregnancies (a pregnancy confirmed by a blood test and ultrasound scan, usually at around 6-8 weeks) per embryo transfer. Sadly, not every pregnancy will carry to a live birth, so we also measure live births per embryo transfer. We report our success rates per embryo transfer as we want to give you the most realistic understanding of your chance of success following each individual embryo transfer.
However, it is important to understand that not every treatment cycle will result in an embryo transfer. For some women, no eggs will be collected and, sometimes after eggs have been collected, there may be no transfer because embryos have not developed.
It is therefore important to understand what part of the IVF treatment cycle a particular statistic is measuring. Even after you check this, there are factors that need to be understood before you attempt to compare IVF success rates. For example:
- The most important factor determining IVF success rates is a woman’s age: When comparing IVF success rates, check you are comparing rates for women of the same age. If ‘whole of clinic’ rates are quoted, consider whether the clinic might, overall, have older or younger clients than average – or do they perhaps send their more difficult cases to a different clinic altogether?
- Ask how often a clinic transfers more than one embryo with each transfer: More embryos per transfer may make success rates appear higher, but Virtus Fertility Centre mostly performs single embryo transfers, as multiple embryo transfers can also increase the risks of multiple births, low birthweight and premature births.
- Check whether the data includes processes like ICSI, or includes frozen embryo transfers or only ‘fresh’ embryo transfers.
IVF Success Rate Statistics
Virtus Fertility Centre is part of one of the world's largest fertility groups. Our centre has recorded success rates for IVF treatment of 55% since we opened in January 2015.
To optimise the chances of successful pregnancy after embryo transfer, Virtus Fertility Centre has an elective 'freeze all' approach which involves freezing all embryos to be used later in a natural cycle, or in a cycle with hormonal replacement to prime the endometrium. Our 'freeze-all' approach to treatment has shown good pregnancy outcomes in all age groups.
If we look at success rates by age, we would expect you could achieve the following success rate in your first IVF cycle with us (based 259 cycles):
Clinical Pregnancy rate per embryo transfer
Cumulative clinical pregnancy rate per treatment cycle
IVF success rates for complex cases
When couples come to see us for the first time, they may have already been through several unsuccessful IVF attempts with a Singapore public hospital or with another fertility centres in Singapore or abroad. It is always worth asking for a second opinion, and at Virtus Fertility Centre we have access to some of the most advanced techniques available in the world.
For this reason, we may treat a higher proportion of complex infertility cases as, we offer many new options for treatment. This is why we continue to achieve high success rates with IVF and other advanced assisted reproductive techniques.
How we maximise your chance of success
The latest scientific techniques used at Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore to help maximise your chance of having a healthy baby explained by Dr Liow Swee Lian, Scientific Director.