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Should You Transfer One Embryo or Two?
When it comes to IVF and embryo transfers, you may think transferring two (or more) embryos will give you more bang for your buck. Current research suggests otherwise, citing greater costs for high risk prenatal care and longer hospital stays associated with multiples’ pregnancy and birth. It might seem like transferring more than one embryo will give you a better chance at getting pregnant, but it turns out quality not quantity of the embryos is the best determinant of how likely you are to get pregnant.
Some fertility clinic programs encourage elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) with financial incentive for transferring one embryo. Other programs recommend technology like Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to help embryologists select one healthy embryo for transfer, and the latest trend of Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) which allows the uterine lining to recover from the effects of harsh fertility drugs used to stimulate your ovaries the previous cycle.
To read more about the ways you can responsibly transfer one embryo and have greater odds of a successful pregnancy, check out these Single Embryo Transfer articles on Fertility Authority:
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