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What is Single Embryo Transfer in In Vitro Fertilization?

If you can’t get pregnant because of infertility, you might consider single embryo transfer through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Here, a fertility doctor explains the risks and rewards of both single embryo transfer and dual embryo transfer.

Is single embryo transfer effective? Here’s what Dr Albert Yuzpe, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Genesis Fertility Center in Vancouver, says that the prerequisites of an effective single embryo transfer is “good prognosis” patients over 35 years old, there are three top quality embryos on day three, a good blastocyst culture system, and a good embryo cryopreservation program.

In other words, you have to talk to your fertility doctor! He or she can give you a better idea if single embryo transfer would work for you. To learn more about coping with infertility treatments, read IVF: The Wayward Stork — What to Expect, Who to Expect It From, and Surviving It All? And here’s more information about in vitro fertilization and single embryo transfer…Read More »What is Single Embryo Transfer in In Vitro Fertilization?