Will You Transfer 1 or 2 Embryos- A Reality Check

Dawn Davenport


In a survey by RMA New Jersey, 94% of people currently in fertility treatment believed that they must transfer multiple embryos to increase their chance of having a baby through IVF. {sigh} Time for a reality check.

Should you transfer 1 or 2 embryos in IVF
If given the choice, would you choose to transfer one or two embryos in your IVF cycle?

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Image credit and research: RMA New Jersey

04/05/2016 | by Dawn Davenport | Categories: Blog, Infertility, Infertility Blog | 3 Comments

3 Responses to Will You Transfer 1 or 2 Embryos- A Reality Check

  1. Avatar Stacey says:

    I actually think this infographic is very misleading. I don’t think you can make an accurate comparison with a single embryo transfer vs two embyo transfers when completing CCS testing with the one embryo transfer and not CCS testing with the two embryos transfer. Why don’t you have an infographic comparing single embryo transfers vs two embryo transfers both with CCS testing? That would allow a more accurate comparison of live birth rates, miscarriages, and preterm births. By completing CCS testing you increase live birth rates and reduce miscarriages therefore I would anticipate those rates would be better with 2 embryos transfer with CCS testing than portrayed in the inforgraphic. I would really appreciate that information as we are about to make that choice of transferring 1 or 2 embryos and are completing CCS testing.

    • Dawn Davenport Dawn Davenport says:

      I believe the reason the infographic was done this way is that one of the reasons CCS is done is to allow/encourage single embryo transfer and thus it is less likely that two embryos would be transferred after CCS. A factor that isn’t taken into account in this infographic is the added cost of CCS, which is often paid for out of pocket.

  2. Avatar Jen says:

    This is a great infographic. We were early adopters of CCS in order to be more confident in doing single embryo transfers, and it’s been a really great choice for our family. I especially loved the peace of mind knowing that we were doing what we could to ensure a lower-risk pregnancy – after miscarriages anything we could do in our power to lessen those odds was important.

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