Step-It-Up IVF™

Higher success rates at a comparable cost to multiple OI/IUI treatment attempts

Step-It-Up IVF™

Step-It-Up IVF™ uses half the medication of a traditional IVF cycle, which reduces both the cost of treatment and the physical toll on a patient’s body. The program offers better pregnancy rates at a similar cost to multiple attempts of low-tech treatments such as ovulation induction (OI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Why Step-It-Up IVF™ Might Be Right For You

  • Step-It-Up IVF™ has a four to five times higher pregnancy rate compared to a single cycle of OI/IUI
  • Medication doses are cut in half compared to a traditional IVF cycle, reducing the cost and physical impact on patients
  • RAD’s commitment to single embryo transfers lowers the possibility of multiple births to less than 2%
  • Frozen embryos can offer opportunities for future pregnancies

Pregnancy Rates For OI/IUI Vs. Step-It-Up IVF™ (January 2013-December 2018)

RAD Step-It-Up IVF™ Statistics (January 2013-December 2018)

Number of Retrievals 141
Number of Transfers 130
Mean Number of Embryos Transferred 1.0
Ongoing Pregnancy Rate 63.8%
Implantation Rate 77.1%
Cumulative Ongoing Pregnancy Rate/Transfer 84%
Average Number of Transfers 1.43

National averages published by SART are found here. RAD-specific statistics published by SART can be found here.

Step-It-Up IVF™ Recognized At National Conferences

Step-It-Up IVF™ Success Rates Highlighted at the 2016 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo – October 17, 2016

Sue Carr presented study results at the 2016 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress and Expo in Salt Lake City. The abstract, co-authored with Dr. Feinberg, Dr. Kovalevsky, Eileen Ramos, and the RAD embryologists, analyzed cumulative live birth/ongoing pregnancy rates and potential cost savings associated with Step-It-Up IVF™ and single embryo transfer (SET) in good prognosis patients.

Step-It-Up IVF™ Success Rates Displayed at World IVF Congress Annual Meeting  September 30, 2015

Sue Carr was selected to attend the 18th World IVF Congress of In Vitro Fertilization in Denmark to display a poster on Step-It-Up IVF™ success rates. The poster, co-authored with Dr. Feinberg, Dr. Kovalevsky, and the RAD embryologists, highlights how pregnancy rates for Step-It-Up IVF™ are equal to traditional IVF, but with fewer frozen embryos.

Step-It-Up IVF™ In The News

Duke Health Prospective – October 20, 2016

Doctors Lounge – October 20, 2016

Daily Mail – October 15, 2016

6abc Action News WPVI-TV – October 17, 2016 (Video)

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"From the beginning our team was determined to find a way for my husband and I to complete our family. All the RAD staff was knowledgeable and truly cared for us. We wish we could have continued with them after our baby hit 12 weeks. We thank them daily in our prayers for giving us our beautiful baby girl!"



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"Dr. Neithardt was amazing. She explained in great detail all the options we had and put us at ease about the entire process. Everyone has been amazing and I have absolutely no complaints. Today I am 17 weeks pregnant and we only have Dr. Neithardt and her wonderful team at RAD to thank."

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"They are the most amazing team of doctors and care coordinators. After having started at another facility I was so happy to come to RAD. They are truly amazing, never make you feel like just a number and have empathy and compassion every step of the way. They also get the job done! Thanks RAD!"

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"Dr. McGuirk is a very holistic doctor. She doesn’t just treat the fertility issues. She also points out personal health ideas (juicing, whole 30) to help heal/treat the whole patient. She is honest and open. Be open minded and trust in her process. This is a marathon, not a sprint! Dr. McGuirk will be with you the whole way."

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"I will never be able to put into words how thankful we are for RAD. Rhonda was there every step of the way as we were going through the process. Everyone was so welcoming and patient as we asked questions. We were blessed with a daughter, who is now three. I have already recommended and will continue to recommend RAD to people who need help growing their family!"



"There are not enough kind words to say about RAD generally, and Dr. Bachman specifically. My personal well-being was always at the core of my treatment. I received honest, straight-forward advice that empowered me to make my own decisions. And thanks to RAD I have the family I always dreamed of."

Step-It-Up IVF™

Higher success rates at a comparable cost to multiple OI/IUI treatment attempts.


Maximizing IVF success with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A).


We are a leader in fresh and frozen egg technology that helps grow families.


Time-lapse video allows our IVF experts to analyze individual embryo growth.

Single Embryo Transfer

RAD has one of the highest SET and pregnancy rates in the country.

IVF Success Rates

We lead the way through research and innovation contributing to nationally recognized success.

5 Great IVF Questions

These questions will help you learn more about your options and improve your chances of a successful pregnancy.

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