Every time I start treatments I look at statistics as they may have improved from one IVF cycle to the other. I look at statistics as if they could help me decide how much to hope. Truth is this is so important to me that even when I deny to myself and the world that I have any hope, I still do have loads. And hope is there even when I see ridiculously low numbers. Silly me, I never learn!
So, statistics for this FET aren’t great. I browsed through loads of online fora and information website (I know, by now I should know that it’s useless but I cant help it..). I found success rates from 7% to 80%. The range shows how reliable these stats are.. Whoever told a girl that she had 80% chance of success must have been drunk or lying to motivate her to be positive. Or I missed something..
Then I checked on the website of my clinic, and for my age range the success rate is 15.95%. That’s the rate of a healthy delivery. The pregnancy rate is a bit higher, about 21%. The gap is miscarriages, which happen at a rate of about 24%.
Basically my key reference number is 16% (let’s round it up). Not very high…sig…
In any case, I’m really looking forward to Monday: after almost a month of drugs I am finally getting checked and I’ll at least know better if we’re going ahead with the transfer. If I’m lucky enough I may even have a date for the transfer! In the meanwhile, enjoy the weekend!!