Importance of Pregnancy/Live Birth Reporting
- The average pregnancy rate (percentage) reported per insemination/cycle. Insemination/cycle meaning: 1 insemination/menstrual cycle.
- The average number (percent) of pregnancies that reach term and result in a live birth. Not all pregnancies result in a live birth, some are lost to spontaneous abortions, miscarriages, or early terminations for medical or genetic issues.
- The average number of vials purchased for an insemination/cycle. Some physicians perform a single insemination/cycle others perform back to back inseminations 12 to 24 hours apart/cycle.
As with any calculation based on a formula that utilizes averages, there is room for error. The calculation may be too high or too low. Therefore, in order to have the most accurate information, actual data must be collected and verified. Fairfax Cryobank asks that all of our clients please report their pregnancy/live birth(s) by calling 1-800-338-8407 or go to our Pregnancy Reporting Website. This will provide us with accurate information on offspring and family units (multiple children by the same donor within the same family). We can assure you that information disclosed is confidential and will never be released outside of the cryobank. Fairfax Cryobank typically receives pregnancy/live birth information on only 20-30% of the outcomes from the use of their donor samples. You can easily see how this can lead to inaccurate information being reported when it comes to number of offspring/donor. Your participation in the reporting process will lead to more accurate pregnancy/live birth reporting.