If you’ve spoken to any of our physicians or read about what we do at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego, we are strong advocates of a single embryo transfer for our IVF patients. We have found this process virtually eliminates the risk of giving birth to twins or triplets, which is a main complication of IVF.
When IVF results in a multiple pregnancy (with twins or triplets), there are increased risks of complications, including premature birth, low birth weight, or developmental delays. The mother is also at risk of heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, and preeclampsia. Dr. Garzo has made the case for a single embryo transfer to see safer pregnancies and healthier babies.
Additionally, thanks to the genetic testing we perform on the embryos, we are able to use single embryo transfers without affecting delivery rates. Read more about our success with a single embryo transfer in this recent press release: