The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual IVF success rates data, which demonstrate Ovation Fertility laboratories produce the highest instance of healthy singleton live births in the nation.
The newly released 2016 Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report is evidence that Ovation Fertility’s innovative model, which focuses on collaboration across a network of pioneering scientists and reproductive endocrinologists, is achieving its mission of making parenthood more affordable through more efficient and effective fertility care. By focusing on the science of IVF, Ovation Fertility’s nationwide team of researchers and scientists has mastered the art of creating high-quality embryos that generate extraordinary healthy singleton live birth rates for patients and providers.
Ovation Fertility’s IVF and genetics laboratories attribute this success to their unprecedented level of clinical and scientific collaboration, which improves outcomes for anyone using its embryos.
“The fact that four of the 10 clinics with the highest incidence of healthy, singleton live births in 2016 exclusively transferred Ovation Fertility embryos is proof our collaborative model is working,” says Nate Snyder, chief executive officer of Ovation Fertility “In fact, the clinic with the nation’s highest singleton live birth rate exclusively transferred Ovation Fertility embryos in 2016. We expect to see further benefits from our unique business model in the years to come, as we continue to collaborate and advance our collective mastery of best practices more quickly than standalone laboratories working alone.”
Ovation Fertility’s partnerships with physician practices enhance cross-disciplinary communication for better patient care, as referring physicians are responsible for the clinical aspects of patient treatment and egg retrieval, and provide Ovation Fertility IVF labs with large quantities of healthy, mature eggs for freezing or use in IVF procedures. In addition to the collaborative research happening internally across Ovation Fertility’s six IVF laboratories and two genetics laboratories, partner physicians routinely gather for offsite summits to share best practices, including ovarian stimulation protocols and transfer techniques.
Breaking down the data
According to the new CDC data, which has been certified by medical directors for the reporting year 2016, fertility centers referring to Ovation Fertility laboratories for embryology services are achieving nation-leading fertility outcomes.
For example, “implantation rate” is considered a reliable measure of embryo quality, as it reflects a healthy embryo’s ability to implant into a patient’s uterus.
- 30% of the top 10 highest implantation rates for women younger than 35 were reported by independent practices exclusively using embryos created in Ovation Fertility’s IVF laboratories.
- The nation’s highest implantation rate in the under-35 category (79.3%) was also reported by a practice exclusively referring to an Ovation Fertility IVF lab.
- The nation’s second-highest implantation rate in the under-35 category (75%) was also reported by a practice exclusively referring to an Ovation Fertility IVF lab.
- Every clinic using Ovation Fertility’s embryos reported implantation rates in the top 25% of the country for the under-35 category.
The “golden outcome” in IVF is a single embryo transfer resulting in one healthy baby. In the past, laboratories were unable to generate embryo quality sufficient to regularly achieve pregnancy with a single embryo transfer, so physicians would resort to transferring multiple embryos in the hope that at least one would implant. However, in many cases, multiple embryos would implant, leading to higher-order multiple live births. Pregnancy with multiples is higher risk than singleton pregnancy, as it is more likely to lead to premature birth, low birth weight and adverse health outcomes for the babies.
Healthy singleton live births can best be achieved when physicians are confident in the quality of the embryos they are transferring.
- 20% of the 10 practices with the highest incidence of healthy singleton live births in women younger than 38 achieved their success exclusively with Ovation Fertility embryos.
- The practice reporting the highest incidence of healthy singleton live births for women younger than 35 received all its embryos from an Ovation Fertility laboratory.
- Every practice exclusively using Ovation Fertility embryos in 2016 reported healthy singleton live births in the top 30% of the country.
Detailed information about 2016 IVF success rates is available at the CDC’s ART Success Rates page.
About Ovation Fertility™
Ovation Fertility is a national network of reproductive endocrinologists and scientific thought leaders focused on reducing the cost of live birth through more efficient and effective fertility care. Ovation Fertility’s IVF and genetics laboratories and affiliated practices work collaboratively to raise the bar with state-of-the-art, evidence-based fertility services that give hopeful parents the best chance of a successful pregnancy. Physicians partner with Ovation Fertility to offer their patients advanced preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) and chromosomal structural rearrangements (PGT-SR). Ovation Fertility also provides donor eggs that come with the world’s first Euploid Embryo Guarantee®, as well as secure frozen egg, embryo and sperm storage; consultative services to help IVF laboratories improve quality and performance; and fertility preservation programs that enable more women to freeze their eggs and build future families. Learn more about Ovation Fertility’s vision of a world without infertility at www.OvationFertility.com.