Your journey to parenthood is not always an easy path, and searching for the right provider can be overwhelming. At ACFS Fertility, we understand how important this decision is for you, and we don’t take that lightly.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a fertility clinic and different treatment options available. We know the end goal is to have a healthy baby, which is why our leading fertility experts will leverage their collective knowledge and experience with our state-of-the-art IVF laboratory to help you achieve your goals.
We pride ourselves on maintaining a top-notch IVF program, which has helped so many women in Arizona to have a safe, healthy, and successful pregnancy. We provide every patient with world-class expertise and guidance, putting your health and the health of your future child first.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2018, the latest year for which statistics are available, there were 306,197 ART cycles performed throughout the United States. This resulted in the birth of 81,478 babies. The use of IVF procedures has nearly doubled in the past decade and success rates continue to improve.
One of the reasons for this is that IVF technology has improved over the years by advances in techniques such as blastocyst culture, embryo cryopreservation, and preimplantation genetic testing. It has also become more cost-effective. Overall, success rates have steadily risen for women of all ages over the past 25 years.
We are particularly proud of the IVF success rates we have achieved at our practice. While we realize that many patients with diminished ovarian reserve or previous failed cycles may have lower odds for success, we are open and honest with all of our patients about their chances and do not turn away complex cases.
It is no secret that we favor IVF with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and frozen embryo transfer (FET) for its advantages over standard IVF. Our average IVF patient is already “advanced maternal age” with diminished ovarian reserve. She is at a higher risk for a chromosomally abnormal conception and miscarriage, and quite frequently, she has already failed IVF treatment elsewhere.
While these characteristics do not serve to enhance the appearance of our statistics on a “per cycle start” basis, we delight in the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population, including those tougher patients that other clinics may refuse to take, and help them become parents. We eagerly push the scientific envelope in our field with continual improvements to our IVF process.
Without a doubt, the two most important advancements to transform the modern practice of IVF are PGT and frozen embryo transfer. Since 2011, most of our patients undergoing new IVF cycle starts have opted for IVF with chromosome testing and have frozen their embryos rather than transferring them right away.
While many clinics are still doing conventional IVF with fresh embryo transfer and no chromosome testing on a regular basis, IVF with PGT and FET has become much more routine at a number of leading fertility centers across the country.
Our team at ACFS Fertility is pleased that other clinics have caught on to this trend because we sincerely believe these technologies will help a majority of patients to have a healthy child with fewer opportunities for wasted time and heartbreak along the way.
That said, it is important for prospective patients to understand that IVF at one clinic is not the same as IVF at another - even when specifically considering IVF with PGT. Transfer success rates show that some clinics and doctors consistently do it better than others. ACFS’ fertility experts continually strive to refine the IVF treatment process and bring the latest advancements in reproductive medicine to your care.