In the nearly forty years since the first IVF baby was born in England, the technology of assisted reproduction has advanced to the point where successful births are now everyday occurrences. In the past, to increase the chance of achieving success, it was common to transfer more than one embryo in an IVF cycle. Unfortunately, transferring multiple embryos also increases the chance of multiple pregnancies which can pose significant risk of health-related complications to both you and your child.
At Reproductive Partners we have developed and refined an optimized protocol of tests and procedures designed to maximize your chance of a healthy single live birth. This makes IVF safer for you while decreasing the chance of prematurity, and certain genetic diseases or chromosomal abnormalities in your baby.
The Reproductive Partners optimized protocol includes four components:
None of these procedures/tests are required to complete an IVF cycle, and they do increase cost of treatment. However, this optimized protocol can ultimately be less expensive and less stressful if you are able to avoid a failed cycle and the need for additional treatments. You should also consider these options to try to achieve a safer pregnancy for you and a better chance for a full-term baby free of detectable single gene diseases and chromosomal abnormalities.