How pregnancy rates are presented

Pioneers of success internationally

Eugonia is an ART Unit with stable and top pregnancy rates. These rates put us in the highest positions worldwide, regarding live births and also positive pregnancy tests.

How pregnancy rates are presented

Success rates are presented as:
•    Positive pregnancy tests (biochemical pregnancies)
•    Clinical pregnancies (embryos with heart beat at 6 weeks)
•    On going pregnancies (>12 weeks)
•    Live births
either per embryo transfer or per treatment cycle.
The presentation of results can also be based on special parameters, like:
•    Age of woman, e.g. pregnancy success rates for women below 40 and over 40, or for women <35, 35-40, 40-43, ΄>43 years of age.
•    The treatment method: in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) transfer of cryopreserved embryos (FER), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD, PGS), oocyte or embryo donation (OD, ED), in vitro maturation oocytes (IVM), etc.
•    Cause of infertility, etc.

National register

The national register of pregnancy rates of all IVF Units in Greece would provide with candidate couples with a reliable selection criterion. This already happens in several countries (USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia). In Greece, the function of the independent authority of Assisted Reproduction has been temporarily withheld. One of its duties was to collate and publish pregnancy rates of ART Units in Greece. It is anticipated that this nationar register will soon come into force and will become a formal conformation of success rates for each Unit so that candidate couples can compare Greek and foreign ART Units.

Our research profile leads to increased pregnancy rates

Every day, new knowledge is accumulated from scientists worldwide in order to increase pregnancy rates. The publication of a study in a medical journal contributes, apart from the recognition of the researchers, to better and sounder knowledge of the subject. Exposure of a manuscript to peer review requires constant update and knowledge of the literature, and also an extensive database for the statistical analysis of data. These are part of evidence-based medicine but are not practiced by everyone.

What they depend on

Pregnancy rates depend on many factors. Some are obvious (quality and number of embryos, age, sperm quality, cause of infertility) and some not so obvious (e.g. the knowledge and skill of gynecologists, embryologists, nurses and other scientists involved in the treatment, infrastructure and quality control of the laboratory). Sound knowledge, experience and use of modern methods affect significantly the success of an IVF attempt. Not all gynecologists, embryologists and nurses are the same. There are differences. Knowledge and experience should not be taken for granted. These differences cannot work miracles of course, but can maximize the chance for a positive result.