A New Study Has Shown That Transferring A Single Embryo During IVF Does Not Lower A Woman's Chance Of Giving Birth. However, Transferring Only One Does Lower Her Chance Of Having Twins.

A new study has shown that transferring a single embryo during IVF does not lower a woman's chance of giving...
A new study has shown that transferring a single embryo during IVF does not lower a woman's chance of giving birth. However, transferring only one does lower her chance of having twins. Recent studies have shown that a single embryo transfer ensures the best chance of having a healthy baby, so this study only supports suggestions not to transfer multiple embryos. While multiple embryos were generally transferred to increase the chances of one implanting, that's no longer necessary, according the the study published in Fertility and Sterility.
But improved technology has helped increase births if single embryos are used in younger women judged to have a good chance of getting pregnant, said Jessica Kresowik at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, who led the study. (Source: Fox News)
Kresowik noted that each year, only one percent of babies are born as a result of IVF. However, 17 percent of twin births were due to In Vitro Fertilization. In 2004, Krewsowik's fertility clinic adopted a policy of implanting a single embryo in women under 38 who were undergoing their first IVF treatment. The percentage of women who became pregnant and gave birth actually increased after the policy went into effect - 51 percent before the policy vs. 58 percent after. Multiple births dropped from 35 percent to under 18 percent. More on IVF IVF success may depend on weight Considering IVF? There's an app that will tell you if it may work IVF news: Single embryo transfers mean best chance for healthy baby

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