The data around fertility rates has varied over the years, but the Medical Journal of Australia has just published new statistics on the chance of conception (using IVF) based on age – and for women aged over 40, the news is not great. Although these statistics aren’t really much different from what most people who work in the fertility sector have been saying for years, these definitive conception rates really do reinforce a fertility message – if you want to have a family, its best to do it long before you turn 40. Perhaps even more important is the important remind that while IVF will help your chance of conception, it can’t reverse the impact of raging o fertility. You can find more information about the study in this article http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting/real-life/in-the-news/finally-researchers-reveal-exactly-what-your-chances-are-for-ivf-success
The research showed that women who start the IVF process while aged between 30 to 34 have a 43.4 per cent chance of a live birth after just one cycle, compared to those between 40 to 44, who have a 10.7 per cent chance.
The new data shows that while a woman under 30 has a 43.7 per cent chance of a live birth after one cycle of treatment, the success rates for that age can be as high as 92.8 per cent by the seventh cycle.
As women get older the success decreases substantially and also as the cycle number increases.
“The lowest live birthrates for the first complete cycle were for women aged 40-44 at 10.7 per cent and 45 or more at 1.4 per cent.”