Exploring surrogacy success rates at FCLV
As you prepare to build or grow your family using a gestational carrier, you likely have questions about surrogacy success rates. Our Las Vegas surrogacy experts know that reviewing success rates can be overwhelming, so we are here to explain what you need to know. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about your surrogacy journey.
A deeper look at surrogacy success rates
Federal law requires fertility clinics to report the outcome of any assisted reproductive technology (ART) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC publishes these fertility success rates to help patients make informed decisions about ART.
The CDC defines ART as all fertility treatments that involve eggs and sperm. Some examples include the following.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) with fresh embryos from non-donor eggs
- IVF with frozen embryos from non-donor eggs
- IVF with embryos from donor eggs
- IVF involving a gestational carrier
The CDC publishes success rates for clinics that are members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) as well as non-member clinics and providers. FCLV is a member of SART and reports some of the highest success rates in the country.
Our surrogacy success rates at FCLV
A full list of pregnancy and live-birth rates from centers across the United States can be viewed on the CDC and SART website. CLICK HERE to view the most recent published live birth rates for The Fertility Center of Las Vegas.
Our experienced team’s commitment to the safety and success of every IVF and surrogacy cycle allows us to consistently report such high success rates. Additionally, we offer preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to screen embryos for chromosomal and genetic abnormalities. The results of this testing allow our Las Vegas surrogacy experts to transfer the embryo that has the best chance of developing into a healthy pregnancy.
Surrogacy success rate FAQs
Our Las Vegas surrogacy experts often hear the same questions about surrogacy success rates. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Q: Why is the CDC report three years old and SART is two years old?
Before calculating the success rates based on live births, every ART pregnancy must be followed up on to determine whether a live birth occurred. Therefore, the soonest clinics can report is the year AFTER the treatment. From there, each fertility center enters their data for the CDC. Analysts conduct comprehensive investigations into the numbers reported by every clinic. The CDC then reviews the reports and submits them for publication.
Q: Is every clinic included in this report?
More than 440 fertility clinics provided information that could be verified and are included in the report. However, some clinics are not represented because they were not in business or did not report as required.
See list of Non-Reporting State Clinics
Q: How are fertility center success rates verified?
Clinics must submit their data and the clinics’ medical directors must verify the success rates. Then, an independent organization, Westat, conducts an in-house review and contacts the clinics if corrections are necessary. After verifying the data, a quality control process called validation begins. A Westat validation team visits a sample of clinics to review medical data for the clinics’ ART cycles. The team compares this data for consistency.
Q: Why are the statistics in the CDC report different than those published by SART?
While the CDC’s Fertility Clinical Tables and SART’s IVF Success Rate Reports use much of the same data, there are some discrepancies in the tabulated statistics due to certain factors.
- Some of the reporting clinics are not SART members and not included in the SART data.
- Sometimes, clinics miss the CDC data deadline, but are included in the SART report.
- SART applies different statistical methods to the data.
It’s also important to note that it can sometimes be difficult to compare IVF and surrogacy success rates among clinics. Certain patient characteristics and treatment approaches vary from clinic to clinic.
For example, one clinic may report higher success rates because they only accept patients who have a higher likelihood of conceiving. Our Las Vegas surrogacy experts treat patients, regardless of their prognosis, and still have some of the nation’s highest success rates.
If you have more questions about IVF and surrogacy success rates, contact us to schedule an appointment and get more information. See how working with one of the top fertility clinics in the country can help you make your dream of parenthood come true.