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Success rates

At the Assisted Conception Services (ACS) within the Glasgow Royal Infirmary our success rates make us one of the most successful fertility services in Scotland, with success rates above or consistent with the national average. Since re-opening our doors on the 15th of September 2014 after a full renovation we have helped an average of 1 baby a day be born.


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The individualised care we provide and our tailor-made treatment plans, means that you receive the best treatment available and allows us to offer you your best chance of taking home a baby. Your treatment includes the use of Embryoscope time-lapse incubators. EmbryoScope incubators create an undisturbed environment for your embryos to grow and provide us with maximum information to help us select the best embryo(s) for your treatment.

Live Birth Rate for 2016

Our live birth rate (LBR) is calculated when all pregnancy outcomes (babies born) for a calendar year are available. As we are still collecting our complete 2016 data we cannot report our LBR for the full year. However we want to bring you our most up-to-date results therefore we have collated our LBR data for the first quarter of 2016. 

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If you would like to see the complete LBR for 2015 please click here.

Clinical Pregnancy Rate for 2016

We can also report the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) for the full year of 2016 which is detailed below:

Our clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) are confirmed and recorded by our nursing team when a foetal heartbeat has been seen during ultrasound.

We have split the clinical pregnancy rate into fresh and frozen embryos and into different age groups dependent on the female partner’s age at the time of treatment. This may help you find the success rates most applicable to you and for the treatment you are receiving.


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Reducing the risk of multiple births

We are proud to say our most recent multiple pregnancy rate for 2016 is 8.7% and is well within the 10% multiple birth national target set out by the HFEA.


At Glasgow Royal Infirmary our aim is to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. One way we can do this is by reducing your risk of a multiple birth (twins or higher).

All pregnancy and birth-related complications for both mother and baby are increased during multiple pregnancy and childbirth when compared to a single pregnancy.

Nationally, the number of multiple births is higher following assisted conception treatment than in the rest of the population due to clinics often transferring two embryos to the womb to try and improve the chance of achieving a pregnancy.

At Glasgow Royal Infirmary we can minimise the risk of multiple birth without affecting your overall chance of having a baby by transferring one embryo to those patients who have the highest chance of getting pregnant and are therefore at the highest risk of a multiple pregnancy.