At New Hope, we promote single embryo transfers as a part of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, treatment. For years, couples have been told that transferring multiple embryos will provide them with the best chance of becoming pregnant. New research disputes this, with research showing that success rates with single embryo transfers rival that of multiple embryo transfers. What does increase with multiple embryo transfers is the likelihood of conceiving twins, triplets or high order multiples.
There are some serious risks associated with multiple births for both mother and babies. Transferring a single embryo significantly reduces the chance of multiple pregnancy and the associated risks.
For mothers who carry multiple babies, risks include:
Risks are not solely an issue for the expectant mother. Risks to babies of multiple pregnancies include:
We offer Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) as an option to determine which embryo is healthiest and most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy by determining if an embryo has any genetic abnormalities. This step is ideal for couples who have a history of genetic abnormalities or who want an added level of security. During PGD:
The PGD process does not harm the embryo and can increase the chance of success as only the healthiest embryo will be implanted in the mother. Any surplus embryos can be frozen and stored for future cycles with confidence as they are known to be free of genetic defects. Testing makes IVF safer, reduces the likelihood of miscarriage and increases the success rate of IVF cycles.
Transferring multiple embryos can be stressful on couples and their babies. We have a “One Good Egg” approach. It takes just one good egg to result in a healthy pregnancy. The same is true for embryos
Single pregnancies are less likely to have complications and are less stressful for both parents. By reducing the chance of complications, single embryo transfers are safer and result in happier couples.
Find out how single embryo transfers can give you the family you’ve been waiting for, contact us today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.