New research shows that implanting two embryos cuts the chances for a successful
pregnancy by a quarter, particularly if one embryo is in a poorer state
of health than the other. The body, instead of focusing on the healthy
embryo, will concentrate on the less viable embryo and can then reject
a pregnancy altogether. Doctors involved in the research study conclude
that if a “poor quality embryo is placed back with a good one, it’s
more likely to compromise the chance of the good one implanting.”
In short, the research underscores the importance of quality over quantity.
Here at Hanabusa IVF, this has long been our approach to embryo transfer.
We favor single embryo transfer (SET) and work with the patient in order
to retrieve the highest quality egg to create the healthiest embryo, maximizing
chances for a successful pregnancy.
To read more about this recent study, read the full
Guardian article here:
“IVF Pregnancy Less Successful With Two Embryos, Study Finds”