Success rates in IVF treatment clinics – things to remember
By the IVF best clinic patients usually understand the clinic with the highest success rates. However, success rates can be misleading if they are not assessed correctly.
Success rates can be measured differently - by live births or pregnancies record. The IVF efficiency can be considered by round, by transfer or per patient. There is only one reliable institution in terms of statistics per country in reproductive medicine at the moment is ESHRE.
We also suggest checking if the IVF clinic abroad you plan to go, comply with regulatory requirements. In Europe it is regulated by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) located in the EU.
Language barrier during IVF treatment
If you are native english-speaker, it may be one of the important factors that you get all the information in english. Usually it is the coordinator of the IVF clinic in Poland for instance who speaks fluent English and can translate everything for you when needed.
It may be beneficial to understand the specialisation of the doctors in the clinic and if they specialise in something that you can be interested in. For example in some clinics doctors go for mild stimulation protocols for women with low AMH, some recommend acupuncture as part of treatment plan or frozen embryos transfer instead of fresh.
Also, in order to maximise the chances of successful treatment and to ensure as safe a future pregnancy as possible, extra attention should be given to full diagnostics of your and your partner’s reproductive health – including endocrine check-ups and infectious disease testing. And we recommend that this is something to be taken into consideration while choosing your IVF treatment clinic abroad.