There is nothing as precious as a human life and nothing can be more special than bringing such a life into this world.
Unfortunately, things are not always that straightforward for prospective parents. At Brussels IVF, we believe that your desire to become a parent and have a child deserves every chance.
From the person at reception to the researchers, midwives and doctors: everyone who works at Brussels IVF is an expert in their field.
We share the same goal as you: the wish for a healthy child that is given every opportunity to develop and grow up in the best conditions.
Excelling in care, research and knowledge dissemination
- 100% commitment to protect and optimise the fertility of all our patients and help them conceive healthy children.
- 100% commitment to independent and innovative studies on all aspects of human fertility
- 100% ambition to increase the knowledge of all stakeholders by sharing our expertise and knowledge through education, training, and communication.
Your chances of success at our centre
Predicting your individual success rate for becoming pregnant after fertility treatment is complicated because your success rate is closely related to the fertility problem for which you have sought treatment.
During the intake and based on the available results, your consulting physician will try to make the most accurate estimate possible.
We can, however, provide some general success rates to give you a better idea of the available treatment options. As a rule, ART treatment offers a good outcome in many situations. Unfortunately, however, the treatment does not guarantee that a child will be born.
IVF/ICSI success rates:
At Brussels IVF, results for women under 36 years of age indicate that 47% of women starting IVF-ICSI give birth after their first treatment cycle. Among those who did not give birth after the first cycle and who embark on a second cycle, 63 of the original 100 women will give birth to a child. After the third treatment cycle, 74% will have given birth.
The treatment’s success rate drops significantly as the age (>36 years) of the prospective parent rises. In the group of women aged 40 to 42 years of age, only 10% will give birth after the first treatment cycle.
Whereas almost 9 in 10 women will have given birth after six treatment cycles in the youngest age category, this figure drops to just 45% in the group of 40- to 42-year-olds.
Obviously, there are also differences in success rates between various treatment centres. According to annual Belgian reporting, there is a large variation in success rate between Belgian centres of approximately 10% to 40% per first embryo transfer in women under 36 years of age undergoing their first IVF/ICSI treatment.
Artificial insemination success rates:
As a rule of thumb, the statistical chance of having a child with artificial insemination (IUI) for prospective parents under 36 years of age is
- 50% within six cycles in case of insemination with their partner’s sperm and
- 61% within six cycles in case of insemination with donor sperm
For women over 37 years of age, the success rates are significantly lower in both situations.