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130 Second Ave, Waltham,MA 02451


Total Number of IVF Cycles

Clinic Success RatesReport
During The Year2019
Medical DirectorMichael M Alper, MD
Total Number IVF Cycles7561
Total IVF Cycles at Age<352,752
Total IVF Cycles at Age 35-371,918
Total IVF Cycles at Age 38-401,659
Total IVF Cycles at Age>401,232

Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

Nondonor Eggs Success RatesAge <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age >40
Number of transfers1,484960722292
Ave number transfers1.
Live Birth Rates46.0%38.5%34.9%21.2%

Donor IVF Success Rates

Donor Success RatesDonor, Fresh emb, Fresh eggDonor, Fresh emb, Frozen eggDonor, Frozen embryoDonated embryo
Number of transfers16138274*
Live Birth Rates7 / 1652.2%52.9%* / *

Rates of IVF Cycle Characteristics

Rates of characteristicsAge <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age >40
IVF using gestational carrier0.6%1.8%1.5%2.5%
IVF using frozen embryos64.4%67.2%62.9%60.3%
IVF with ICSI37.8%42.7%44.9%47.0%
IVF with PGT23.2%34.6%37.9%31.8%

Why choose Boston IVFˋ

Boston IVF started operating in 1986 and has successfully delivered more than 75,000 babies since then. The team at this fertility center emphasizes a customized model of patient care, tailoring all treatment to the patient's unique circumstances and challenges.The center was founded on the philosophy that comprehensive care is essential to successful fertility outcomes. And the reason Boston IVF is considered a leader in reproductive medicine is based on its many "firsts" in fertility care. Some of these include:

  • The first centre to have a successful donor egg pregnancy in New England
  • The first centre for an IVF/ ICSI pregnancy in New England
  • The first center for an egg freezing birth in Massachusetts
  • First fertility center to offer SalE2 Needle Free Monitoring Test- this test uses a saliva sample instead of blood work

The clinical staff is not only responsible for innovating fertility treatments but believes in diagnosing and offering hope, experience, and a proven track record of success to its clients.

Meet the Experts

Boston IVF boasts a staff of almost 50 members who have been at their facilities for 15 years or more. Their team has a full spectrum of clinical experts and specialized staff who work together to give patients a chance of a successful pregnancy.Here is a quick look at who will help you at the clinics:Reproductive EndocrinologistsThis team comprises experts who are all board certified by the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Many of the specialists at Boston IVF also serve as Clinical Professors or Clinical Instructors at Harvard Medical School.Among these, Dr. Alan Penzias is the Surgical Director at Boston IVF and Dr. Kim Thornton is the Clinical Director of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Both doctors work with an impressive team of reproductive endocrinologists who specialize in all aspects of infertility treatment.Clinical TeamBoston IVF has an expert team of nurse practitioners, clinical officers and medical assistants who work with patients every step of the way. The clinical team is devoted to giving the most efficient and supportive care to maximize fertility success.Laboratory TeamThe lab team at Boston IVF is a crucial component of patient care. The embryology, andrology and endocrine labs bring together a highly skilled team who work behind the scenes to optimize fertility success.Third Party Reproduction TeamBoston IVF centers have a specialized team which manages all donor related issues from start to finish. The Third Party Reproduction Team is comprised of individuals who are fully trained to make parenthood as stress free as possible for clients.The team acts as the patient's main contact and coordinates all aspects of donor egg IVF. They also look after all matters pertaining to sperm donation treatments and gestational carrier IVF.Ultrasound TeamBoston IVF Ultrasound Team ensures that all patients receive accurate ultrasound imaging. This is essential to the diagnostic as well as the treatment phase of fertility. To meet this criteria, the center has a team of qualified sonographers who are committed to providing the most accurate results for their clientele.Social Work TeamBoston IVF social work counselors are always available to discuss the specifics of any infertility treatment. Counselors are specialists in the emotional and social considerations of donor egg IVF and gestational carrier IVF. Counselors can assist patients sort out their feelings, and provide them with useful information. They can also help patients with finding solutions and relief to their specific situations.Administrative TeamThe Admin Team at Boston IVF is always on call to present the most consistent and accurate information to patients. They liaison with the clinical team and help manage all aspects of care.

Services and Procedures

  • Ovulation induction
  • IUI
  • IVF
  • Male infertility
  • Donor egg IVF
  • Surrogacy
  • Egg freezing
  • Genetic testing
  • Donor sperm
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Tubal reversal
  • eSET
  • Gynecological surgery

Specialized Lab ServicesBoston IVF offers specialized lab services and testing that can give clients a considerably higher probability for successful conception and pregnancy. Some of these services include:

  • Genetic testing
  • Improved incubators
  • Single embryo transfers
  • ERA testing
  • Needle free testing
  • Blastocyst transfers

Wellness ProgramIn addition to all its medical treatment options, Boston IVF also caters Mind/Body/ Health wellness programs. At its Waltham location, the Domar Center is the sole in-house fertility wellness program in New England to offer acupuncture treatments. The treatments are synchronized exactly with the patient's IVF and IUI procedures.In addition, the Domar Center caters effective and helpful modalities such as counselors, experts, and nutritionists to complement patient care and improve the chance of success. Some of the services offered include the following:

  • Fertility acupuncture program
  • Mind/Body program
  • Nutrition counseling pogrom
  • Fertility counselling
  • Fertility diet advice
  • Stress and infertility
  • Unsuccessful cycle program

Financial Options

Boston IVF has a team of financial coordinators who help patients navigate the fertility insurance process among other services. Each team member works directly with patients to assist with all aspects of coverage. They also act on the patient's behalf in dealing with insurance companies and provide information on cost saving options.Fertility InsuranceBoston IVF accepts most major insurance plans. The financial team can work alongside patients to clarify and assist with all aspects of coverage. They can help optimize fertility coverage, suggest reimbursement options, and recommend packages complementing treatment.Savings ProgramsPatients who may not have insurance coverage can choose from Boston IVF's financing programs. These programs are designed to help cover the cost of treatment. Some of these options include:Medication ProgramThis program is accessible to individuals who may otherwise not be in a position to incur fertility medication. Based on income, patients may be able to save from 50-75% of the price of medication.Military Discount ProgramThe Military Discount Program allows a discount on in-vitro treatments for active duty members. Others like veterans, reserves, and retirees can also benefit from this financing option.Egg Freezing ProgramThis program yields three all-inclusive cycles to assist in meeting the cost of egg freezing.Fertility GrantsIn collaboration with Journey to Parenthood, Boston IVF offers funds for financial grants. Individuals seeking fertility treatment, surrogacy or adoption can apply.

Boston IVF Services and Profile

Services and profileYes/No
Whether clinic has donor egg programYes
Whether clinic has embryo cryopreservation programYes
Whether clinic has donated embryo programYes
Whether clinic has egg cryopreservation programYes
Clinic services for using gestational carriersYes
Whether clinic is SART memberYes
Embryo laboratory accreditation statusYes

* IVF success reports are based on the latest CDC data published in April 2021 (Preliminary 2019 Data).
* Learn about success rate and definition. Read: What Is IVF Success Rate?