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Elective Single Blastocyst Embryo Transfer in Women over 40

A recently published study evaluated blastocyst transfer outcomes for women age 40 to 44, according to the number and quality of embryos transferred in their IVF cycle. “The question we wanted to ask from a research standpoint is, ‘Where do you draw the line between maximizing the chance of a healthy pregnancy and increasing the risk of a multiple pregnancy as women age?’” says Dr. Eric Widra, Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility. “Do the same rules apply as women get older?”

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