Single embryo transfer (SET) is just one of the effective treatment options available at RMANJ and just one of the ways we’re redefining the IVF experience and expectations of success at our IVF clinic in NJ. Through a safe, unique, quick, and well-validated embryo selection method called SelectCCS, we’re able to maintain high pregnancy and delivery rates with SET. We’re here to help you have the family you want and just one baby at a time if you choose.
Until recently, visual-based embryo selection methods have limited the use of single embryo transfer in NJ, as success rates were not as high as when two or more embryos were transferred. The transfer of two or more embryos may result in high-risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries. But now, the promise of single embryo transfer – uncompromised success with fewer complications – is a reality at RMANJ.
The data below comes from RMANJ’s BEST Trial presented recently at the 2012 American Society of Reproductive Medicine Meeting in October. The data shows no difference in pregnancy rates when a single screened embryo is transferred compared to two unscreened embryos. Learn more about this breakthrough study.
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More than 30 years after the first successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine stated their opinion that “The goal of infertility treatment is for each patient to have one healthy child at a time.”1 Nevertheless, twin birth rates in the United States continue to rise.
Although the majority of twin births in the US are naturally conceived, the incidence of twins resulting from stimulated ovulation and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is more than 20 times greater than that of naturally conceived twins.
IVF touches many stakeholders – patients, their offspring, healthcare providers, insurance companies, as well as employers of patients undergoing the time-consuming and invasive treatments. Each of these groups may primarily focus only on its own immediate concerns and needs, not incorporating how each step and choice along the path are intricately tied to one another.
Women can avoid health risks that are associated with carrying multiples, including increased chance of Caesarean section, longer recovery periods following birth, and other complications. We also can prevent the numerous medical complications that can affect twins, triplets or higher multiples during pregnancy, birth or for a lifetime, such as premature birth, low birth rate, and respiratory issues. Ask your RMANJ doctor or nurse about single embryo transfer and CCS.
In 2013 RMANJ donated SelectCCS to the Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving outcomes and advancing knowledge in the areas of research, diagnosis, and education. SelectCCS is owned and operated by the Foundation for Embryonic Competence (www.feclabs.org). For more information on Single Embryo Transfer and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, please contact us today.
On February 22, 2013, a multi-disciplinary panel of experts convened to review the implications and downstream impact of current standards of care in IVF; the avoidable burdens associated with IVF-related twin gestations and deliveries; the current status of single embryo transfer (SET) for IVF; and the benefits of new technologies and procedures helping to establish SET the standard of care going forward.
Published by Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, the report from the meeting titled “Redefining Success in IVF: Reducing the Burden of Care” summarizes the data, discussion, and recommendations of the of the expert panel.
1. Multiple gestation associated with infertility therapy: an American Society for Reproductive Medicine Practice Committee opinion. Fertil Steril 2012;97(4):825-834.
Please fill out the form below to download or request a free a copy of the report. Once completed you will be automatically be sent to the download page. You can download a PDF version to your computer or an eBook to your iPad. If you have requested a printed copy, it will be mailed out to you via USPS. Please allow 5-7 business days.