Go Back to Being Normal During Infertility
Admit it. When you see a new mom pushing a double stroller with twins in it, you wonder. Where did she go for fertility treatment? Did she do IUI or IVF? Although the thought of getting “two for one” may be tempting, you may not want all of your friends and co-workers to know about your infertility treatment. Some people are very open about their journey through infertility treatment and that’s great. But for others it’s a very personal and private experience. They long for the day when they can toss the ovulation prediction kits and basal body temperature charts in the trash and start looking at baby furniture catalogs.
After years of trying and answering questions about when you’re going to have kids, it’s only natural that people are going to wonder when you tell them you’re having twins. But it really doesn’t have to be any of their business. Why not go back to what you originally planned when you started thinking about kids? You didn’t plan to have twins from the beginning. In addition to having healthier singleton pregnancies, single embryo transfer with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) allows you to maintain your privacy and increase the chance of having a genetically normal pregnancy. You’re going to have a normal singleton pregnancy. That’s right, normal. And don’t worry. That other normal embryo that you thought about transferring will be fine when it’s time to thaw it for baby #2.
Blog post by Dr. Eric J. Forman, MD, FACOG
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey