PCRM IVF Success Rates:

Updated December 2019

At PCRM we are proud to report our IVF success rates.  This guide should give you an idea of how IVF statistics are presented.  The Canadian Fertility Andrology Society (CFAS) is working to standardize reporting at IVF clinics to make things easier for patients to understand and to avoid misleading or exaggerated statistics.   All IVF clinics in Canada report their numbers to Canadian Assisted Reproductive Technologies Register Plus (CARTR). You can find this information here on the CFAS website.  Our success rates have been certified to be compliant with CFAS standards.

We understand that each patient is unique.  So, while these success rates may provide a general guide, your individual chance of pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor.  Your chance of success may be higher or lower than our averages.  Your doctor will take into account the many factors that influence pregnancy rate:

  • Age
  • Egg number
  • Sperm count and motility
  • Uterine and tubal factors

Clinical Pregnancy

Your success is our goal. One of the most important measures of success in an IVF cycle is clinical pregnancy.   This refers to a pregnancy that reaches the point it can be seen on ultrasound (i.e. 6-7 weeks gestational age and beyond).

PCRM IVF + Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A)
CPR per embryo transferred, 2018, n = 59

Cumulative Clinical Pregnancy Rates:

Cumulative clinical pregnancy rate refers to the pregnancy rate resulting from all of the eggs collected in one IVF cycle (one batch). Due to the increasing number of patients who freeze all of their embryos and do not have a fresh embryo transfer, the pregnancy rates over a short interval of time are considered by many to be most representative of actual success rates.  Because of the time required to wait for embryo transfer and follow-up of the resulting pregnancy, it takes several months to compile this statistic.

PCRM Cumulative Clinical Pregnancy Rate – Burnaby (2018)

 < 35 years  35 – 37 years  38 –40 years  41 – 42 years  > 42 years
76%  63% 51% 21%  11%
(128/168)  (97/153) (55/108) (9/42)  (2/18)

Donor Egg Pregnancy Rates:

Donor egg pregnancy rate refers to the fertilization of frozen-thawed eggs obtained from an anonymous donor via a commercial egg bank. Warming, fertilization, and growing the embryo occur in our laboratory.
*PCRM’s clinical pregnancy rate from frozen donor eggs is in the top 10% for all donor egg banks affiliated clinics.
The Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine – Burnaby Location has been awarded a Donor Egg Bank USA Seal of Quality Assurance.

PCRM Donor Egg Clinical Pregnancy Rate
(2018, n = 40)
 78%  Canadian average (2018) = 53%


Canadian Average IVF Pregnancy Results:

Access the most recent (2018) Canadian ART Register report here.

Canadian Average IVF Clinical Pregnancy Rate – Fresh Embryo Transfer

 < 35 years  35 – 37 years  38 –40 years  41 – 42 years  > 42 years
 44%  38% 33% 19%  12%

Canadian Average IVF Clinical Pregnancy Rate – Cumulative

 < 35 years  35 – 37 years  38 –40 years  41 – 42 years  > 42 years
 61%  53% 42% 28%  20%