Category: Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Inside the ART Laboratory: Reducing Multiple Pregnancy

It has long been recognized that the success of assisted reproductive technology (ART: this term is used to include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and related techniques), depends on the quality of the ART laboratory. The modern ART laboratory is a place of precision and meticulous attention to detail. The ART laboratory is the location where eggs are cultured, embryos grown,...

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CDC reports on twin birth epidemic

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control indicates a significant increase in the number of twins born to American women over the last thirty years. Currently, one in every 30 infants born in the U.S. is a twin, representing a 76% increase from 1980 through 2009. .

Infertility treatments and advanced maternal age...

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The Dilemma of Multifetal Reduction

How could I now be "too pregnant"? My husband and I had discussed our IVF plan ahead of time. We would not transfer back more than two embryos, maybe even just one. Reduction was never going to be a decision that we would be forced to make. But when we received the call from our nurse on day three after...

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