The last 30 years have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of twin and triplet pregnancies in the United States. Fertility doctors have been largely responsible. 1 in every 30 infants born in 2009 was a twin; double that of 30 years ago. The serious risks of triplet pregnancies are generally well understood. Most people, however, believe that twins do great. Surprisingly, 25% of twins require neonatal intensive care hospitalization, and the risk of cerebral palsy and even death are higher for twins compared to a single baby.
RMA is committed to decreasing the likelihood of twin pregnancies. A simple strategy is
There’s been a lot of press the past few weeks about single embryo transfer. Single embryo transfer is not anything that’s new. Europeans have been advocating single embryo transfer for almost a decade. In The USA, around 10% of IVF cycles utilize single embryo transfer. My OB colleagues who deliver babies would agree that the biggest complication that arises after infertility treatment is as a result of twin pregnancy. Twins had become so commonplace that we no longer turn a head when we see a stroller with twins in the grocery store or the shopping mall. It is true that