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One of the reasons why many couples who want to have children choose FertiCare clinics is our above-average pregnancy rate. The high success rate is due, among other things, to a strictly individual approach to each client, highly skilled staff, state-of-the-art clinic equipment, and the use of methods that enhance the success of fertilization (such as extended embryo culture, Embryoscope, EmbryoGlue, or principles of alternative medicine, among others). The combination of these procedures and approaches allows us to provide treatment to clients with the success rate they deserve.

Factors for evaluating the success of artificial insemination

The process of artificial insemination usually involves multiple stages, and the success rate can be calculated for these individual stages or as a whole.

  • Number of transfers within therapy & cumulative therapy: The success of IVF/ICSI fertilization can be calculated as the pregnancy rate per embryo transfer. However, it is also true that during a single IVF treatment, enough embryos can often be obtained for the realization of up to two transfers (one fresh embryo transfer and one frozen embryo transfer with pre-prepared cryopreserved embryos), significantly increasing the chances of pregnancy. Moreover, the success rate is often evaluated through cumulative therapy, which includes multiple therapies together, resulting in even higher overall chances.
  • Own vs. donated eggs/embryos: The success rate also differs for IVF/ICSI methods using one's own eggs compared to those using donated eggs or embryos, where the pregnancy rate, especially in cumulative therapy, is higher.
  • Age and health condition: The woman's age and health condition are crucial factors for the success of assisted reproduction. In general, the success rate for women under 35 is over 50% higher than in the age group of 35-40, and it is more than double compared to the age group over 40.

Success rate of artificial insemination

The aforementioned factors mean that the success rate of assisted reproduction is highly individual. In general, the average success rate for all age categories in the Czech Republic is around 50-65% for donated eggs and 30-45% for own eggs. FertiCare clinics usually achieve higher values within this range. If we calculate the success rate through cumulative therapy (i.e., multiple therapies combined), the chances are even higher (up to approximately 80%).

Risks of artificial insemination

Artificial insemination carries the same risks as natural pregnancy. At FertiCare clinics, we ensure continuous care throughout the entire process to minimize these risks. The main risks include:

  • Ectopic pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy can occur even when the embryo is transferred into the uterus since embryos can migrate. However, such cases are detected during the infertility treatment examination at an early stage and are immediately corrected.
  • Miscarriage: Successful fertilization is generally considered as pregnancy, not birth. Miscarriage occurs in 10-15% of all pregnancies. For IVF, the risk is around 15-30%, which can be explained by the higher average age of women.
  • Hormonal treatment within IVF stimulates the growth of follicles. One or two embryos are transferred per transfer. This procedure increases the chances of pregnancy but can have undesired effects as well.
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS): Hormonal stimulation can lead to increased ovarian function, causing severe pain and fluid accumulation in the abdomen. However, the risk of OHSS is maximally 2%.
  • Multiple pregnancies: If two or three fertilized eggs are transferred during IVF, the probability of multiple pregnancies increases. Twins are born in 15-25% of cases, and triplets in 3% of cases.