Single Embryo Transfer

One of the biggest concerns for those who are thinking about IVF is the multiple pregnancy rate. While many IVF programs are striving to reduce triplet pregnancy rates, even twin pregnancies increase maternal and fetal risk. While over 90% percent of twin pregnancies that progress to term do well (term is considered to be 37 weeks), nearly 60% of twins deliver before 37 weeks and 11 percent deliver before 32 weeks.

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The risks to the baby of premature delivery include respiratory distress, gastrointestinal infections, and even intracranial bleeding requiring extended admission to a neonatal intensive care unit. There are increased risks of developmental delay even in deliveries that occur between 32-36 weeks of gestation.

Twin pregnancies also carry increased maternal risks, including a twofold increase in pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, and hospital admission prior to delivery. The complication risk at the time of delivery is also increased, as evidenced by the two to threefold increased risk of Cesarean section and increased likelihood of postpartum hemorrhage. Since multiple gestations so commonly result in complications for the mothers and babies, patients often consult with high-risk OB doctors called maternal fetal medicine physicians. Despite vigilance on the part of the obstetrician and the MFM doctors, there are some risks inherent to the twin pregnancy itself that cannot always be avoided.

Why RMA of New York: Single Embryo Transfer

RMA of New York serves as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Medical System. Our laboratory team is dedicated to scientific discovery, graduate medical education through RMA of NY’s REI Fellowship Program, and individualized care that focuses on you.

Our team of embryologists are consistently recognized as innovators in reproductive science and medicine, and security and safety standards. RMA of New York has been at the forefront of embryo freezing technology and cutting-edge research, helping countless individuals and partners achieve the dream of building a family.

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