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3805 Edwards Rd, Suite 450, Cincinnati,OH 45209


Total Number of IVF Cycles

Clinic Success RatesReport
During The Year2019
Medical DirectorSherif G. Awadalla, MD
Total Number IVF Cycles1316
Total IVF Cycles at Age<35692
Total IVF Cycles at Age 35-37290
Total IVF Cycles at Age 38-40197
Total IVF Cycles at Age>40137

Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates

Nondonor Eggs Success RatesAge <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age >40
Number of transfers48014211432
Ave number transfers1.
Live Birth Rates41.0%35.2%27.2%12.5%

Donor IVF Success Rates

Donor Success RatesDonor, Fresh emb, Fresh eggDonor, Fresh emb, Frozen eggDonor, Frozen embryoDonated embryo
Number of transfers52940*
Live Birth Rates* / 527.6%45.0%* / *

Rates of IVF Cycle Characteristics

Rates of characteristicsAge <35Age 35-37Age 38-40Age >40
IVF using gestational carrier1.8%2.9%1.5%4.3%
IVF using frozen embryos56.9%59.4%49.6%46.2%
IVF with ICSI73.0%78.3%83.9%81.7%
IVF with PGT8.7%20.8%14.6%10.8%

Why choose Institute for Reproductive Health

IRH is a fertility clinic that specializes in complete care of infertile patients. The clinic offers comprehensive diagnostic workups along with a complete range of treatment options.IRH is a full service facility center providing both basic as well as advanced therapies. They have two office locations in Cincinnati and Kentucky with clients coming from Cincinnati, Dakota, Indiana and Lexington among other areas.

Doctors and Staff

Physicians at IRHSherif G. AwadallaDr. Awadalla is the Medical Director at IRH and holds board certification in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. His areas of interest include embryo transfers, endometriosis related infertility, and microsurgical tubal reconstruction.Michael D. ScheiberDr. Scheiber holds board certification on OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. At IRH, Dr. Scheiber is the Director of Reproductive Research and Co-Director of the IVF program. His areas of interest include embryo development, ovarian stimulation, and PCOS.Thomas BurwinkelDr. Burwinkel is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also board certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. His expertise includes pelvic reconstructive surgery and IVF.IRH Nursing StaffElizabeth West Ms. West is the Nursing Director at the Institute for Reproductive Health. She been associated with Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Nursing since 1990. At IRH she supervises policy development, everyday operations and management of clerical and nursing staff. She also oversees the Donor Ovum and Third Party Reproduction Program.Sarah PriceMs. Price is a nurse practitioner at the clinic. She is responsible for participating in a range of patient care services.Penny MuenchMs. Muench is the Charge Nurse at the facility. She coordinates PGS/PGD cycles, clinical research studies and scheduling.Ricia HolscherMs. Holscher is the Outreach Education Nurse supporting and educating patients. She also reaches out to other OB/GYNs in the area and handles sharing clinical information.Lab DirectorErica BehnkeDr. Behnke heads the ART labs at IRH. As Lab Director, she supervises all procedures administered at IRH. She is board certified as a High Complexity Clinical Lab Director by the American Board of Bioanalysis.Office ManagerCathy CunninghamMs. Cunningham has been with the clinic for more than ten years and works in the capacity of Office Manager. She has vast experience in clinical and medical office management and is always available to assist patients.

Services and Procedures at IRH

Basic Infertility TherapyMany patients only require basic treatments to combat infertility. These methods are often simple, cost effective and less complex than there in vitro counterparts. Basic treatments offered at IRH are divided into the following:

  • Ovulation Drugs

These medications are often used to correct ovulation disorders. Drugs are categorized as either oral or injectable. Among these, oral drugs are simpler and inexpensive options that deliver modest results. Injectable drugs are more effective and potent.

  • Artificial Insemination

This procedure uses sperm that is placed in the woman's uterus. It is a basic and inexpensive technique compared to some other IVF treatments and is done as an outpatient procedure.

  • Surgical Procedures

IRH uses basic surgery techniques like laparoscopy to address infertility issues. This is a minimally invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. It can treat issues like endometriosis and scarring.The other surgical option is hysteroscopy where the physician opens and stretches the cervix to reach the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy is done to deal with fertility problems like removing scar tissue, polyps or fibroids from the uterus.

  • Treating PCOS

Patients with this condition have ovulatory dysfunction or absent ovulation. Treating the condition can help improve chances of natural conception and pregnancy.Advanced Infertility TreatmentsFor patients who need more involved techniques, IRH offers a number of Assisted Reproductive Technologies or ART. Most of these procedures work by collecting eggs from the ovaries and placing them in direct contact with the sperm in a lab setting.IVF Treatment OptionsIn vitro fertilization is a number of different methods by which the egg and sperm are united in the lab. The resulting embryos get transferred back into the uterus via the cervix and the pregnancy begins.

  • GIFT- this procedure involves laparoscopy for an egg and sperm intrafallopian transfer.
  • ZIFT- this procedure is another IVF option where the fertilized cell gets transferred into the fallopian
  • Blastocyst Transfer- after embryos are cultured in the lab, they are transfer to the womb at the blastocyst stage.
  • ICSI-this is an IVF technique where a single sperm gets injected into a mature egg. It is recommended for patients with few sperm or sperm with motility issues.
  • Donor Egg- this option is for women who are not able to conceive using their own eggs. It can also be used for giving gay couples a chance to become parents.
  • PGS - this option screens the embryo for genetic diseases before placing it into the uterus. Where one or both partners carry a genetic trait, PGS can help detect any abnormality with the embryo.
  • Cryopreservation - this process allows eggs to be frozen for future use. Patients may decide to do so because of professional, social or health reasons.

LGBTQIA Services At IRH there are a number of services available to the LGBTQIA community. Patients can choose from options like IVF, IUI, IA, donor egg or sperm and gestational carrier.

Financial Options

Once treatment options are laid out, patients at IRH can speak with one of the clinic's Financial Counselors.IRH accepts most major insurers and counselors can assist in exploring available financing options.IRH 70% Money Back ProgramThe pricing for IVF cycles at IRH are as follows age < 35 IVF only: $18,950age < 35 with ICSI:$20,950age 35-37 IVF only:$21,950age 35-37 IVF with ICSI:$23,950But with the money back program where patients fail to conceive, they can get back a 70% refund. There are medical criteria to meet with for eligibility into the program.IVF Loan Companies Patients can also get financing for treatment and medication from the following companies:

  • Arc Fertility
  • CapexMD
  • Compassionate Care
  • First Steps
  • IVF Greenlight

Institute for Reproductive Health 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?