Age and eggs
a woman’s age and ovarian reserve are both known to significantly affect chances of conception, and only looking at a specific cohort or a total average could be misleading. This is why we included the options to select under age 38 or over, and using own eggs or donor, both of which account for varying data respectively.
Clinical pregnancy is defined as when a heartbeat can be detected in the womb (also known as a pregnancy rate).
IVF success rate
A clinic’s IVF success rate is the percentage of treatments that result in a clinical pregnancy, birth, or live birth. Understanding how each is measured is important for ensuring that you are fully informed on the average chances of success.
A live birth is the medical definition for when a baby is born showing any signs of life. It is different from the general birth rate.
According to the HFEA, the most important thing to focus on when looking at success rates is whether a clinic’s results are consistent with the national average. They recommend avoiding reading into differences within a few percentage points, as they can be down to chance rather than a clinic’s abilities. For each of our IVF success rate measures, we also show the national average, so that you can compare.
The reliability range is a measure of how confident we are that success rates will stay the same in the future. Larger clinics tend to have narrower reliability ranges. It does not mean that their data is more reliable, but simply that there is more of it, which means rates are less likely to be affected by changes in one year's worth of births.
Apricity operates a satellite treatment model, where assessment, drug therapy and monitoring are managed by Apricity, and egg collection, embryology and embryo transfer take place within our network of HFEA-licensed clinics. Apricity remains responsible for the care of the patient, and the model allows us to offer additional benefits to our patients, such as flexible and low-travel options.