In vitro fertilization or IVF is not a cheap procedure, and for some, it takes multiple IVF rounds to work. Enter: the new IVF calculator that may predict your chances of having a baby. Couples most often have to wait until after their first cycle of IVF to find out their chances of having a baby, as doctors “use information from the cycle to evaluate the quality of the eggs, sperm, embryos and other factors.”
However, a new calculator that’s been created by the University of Aberdeen in the U.K. has created a tool that can give you estimates sooner. The calculator was developed after researchers took the information of 114,000 women who underwent IVF treatment in the U.K. They found that several factors indicated success such as age, number of eggs collected, and length of couple’s fertility problems.
To use the calculator, you must enter your age, number of years you’ve been trying to conceive, and questions like, “Do you have an ovulation problem?” or “Do you have a problem with your tubes?”
It then provides chances of success after 1 treatment and after up to 6 treatments.
Take note that the calculator does not take into effect weight and that the calculator’s data is based on U.K. clinics which might not directly correlate to U.S. IVF clinical practices.
Furthermore, remember — it’s just a calculator. And despite the chances of success it gives you — miracles happen every day and your chances of having a family isn’t going to be determined by a set of numbers or a rate of chance.
To be directed to the calculator, click here.