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Why does IVF treatment frequently lead to multiple births?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It doesnt have to

Ivf, as opposed to using fertility medications with/without artificial insemination, actually gives you a lot of control over your risk of multiple pregnancy, since no matter how many embryos are made in the lab, you can always choose to transfer just one embryo into the uterus (there would still be about a 1% chance of identical twins if the embryo splits).

In brief: It doesnt have to

Ivf, as opposed to using fertility medications with/without artificial insemination, actually gives you a lot of control over your risk of multiple pregnancy, since no matter how many embryos are made in the lab, you can always choose to transfer just one embryo into the uterus (there would still be about a 1% chance of identical twins if the embryo splits).
Dr. Joshua Klein
Dr. Joshua Klein
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple Reasons

Fertility treatment does not always lead to multiple pregnancies.
Some patients and some doctors are more aggressive with treatment which can increase this risk. Some treatments make more than 1 egg and this risk is increased.

In brief: Multiple Reasons

Fertility treatment does not always lead to multiple pregnancies.
Some patients and some doctors are more aggressive with treatment which can increase this risk. Some treatments make more than 1 egg and this risk is increased.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Edward Ramirez
Depending on the age of the patient, there are SART guidelines for how many embryos to transfer.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: See below

It is because most of ivf clinic prefer to transfer two or more embryos.
It is true, with transfer more embryos will increase the pregnancy rate, but it significantly increased the multiple gestation. To reduce the risk of multiple gestation, we have to promote for the single embryo transfer.

In brief: See below

It is because most of ivf clinic prefer to transfer two or more embryos.
It is true, with transfer more embryos will increase the pregnancy rate, but it significantly increased the multiple gestation. To reduce the risk of multiple gestation, we have to promote for the single embryo transfer.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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