And one of the largest in the world. Hi everyone, DrD here updating you about our NCIVF program.
Since 2007, we have performed over 1000 cycles and are now in our 5th year of performing NCIVF. According to the last reported CDC data, we have performed more NCIVF than all of the other IVF centers in the United States combined. Last week, I submitted for formal peer review and publication our data for the first 4 years (2007-10) of performing NCIVF at Dominion Fertility on over 800 cycles in 421 patients. We will probably complete over 400 cycles of NCIVF this year alone.
From 2007 to 2010. the pregnancy rates for all patients < 43years old, regardless of their FSH or AMH levels were 32% per embryo transfer and 17% per oocyte retrieval and for patients < 30 years old, 49% and 25%, respectively. Most pregnancies (84%) occurred within the first 2 embryo transfers. That’s right, with only one or two embryo transfers, the vast majority of pregnancies occurred. In general, I recommend 1 to 4 NCIVF embryo transfers for most patients.
We perform NCIVF on any patient who has regular menstrual cycles regardless of their day 3 FSH or AMH levels. We don’t find lower pregnancy rates in patients with abnormal FSH or AMH levels compared to patients with normal levels. As with all infertility treatments, the chances of pregnancy are age dependent. This is in concert with other published studies regarding success rates in “poor prognosis” patients treated using NCIVF. In a previous post by me, we currently have a 47 year old pregnant in her first embryo transfer using her own egg. She is now 27 weeks pregnant and doing well. Congrats to her!!!
Look for our paper describing our first four years experience performing NCIVF from 2007 to 2010, which we hope will be published later this year. I will be traveling to China soon to lecture on NCIVF. Can’t wait. Stay tuned! DrD