Surrogacy in California: Single Embryo Transfer Trending in Surrogacy Process

Those considering surrogacy in California can now expect the same success rate transferring a single embryo as those transferring multiple embryos, according to new research. For more information on surrogacy or to begin the surrogacy process, call (949) 529-5451 or visit today.

Those seeking surrogacy in California have always had a difficult decision as part of the surrogacy process; to transfer a single embryo for the sake of safety or to transfer several, with the hopes of increasing the odds of pregnancy. More surrogate teams are choosing to transfer a single embryo these days, and a new study suggests that intended parents can do just this, without decreasing their odds of pregnancy at all.

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On one hand, the surrogacy process can be expensive for intended parents and many of them have struggled with infertility and/or miscarriage for an extended period of time before choosing surrogacy. For these reasons, the idea of transferring several embryos is very tempting, as conventional logic suggests that this would increase the odds of a pregnancy occurring.

However, multiple embryo transfers often result in the development of several fetuses. In the United States, only about 3.5-percent of pregnancies involve multiples, but when IVF is involved, the rate of twins alone skyrockets to more than 30-percent. Incidents of triplets and higher groups of multiples are also higher, and this all comes with risks. The chances of miscarriage, preeclampsia, and other health issues are increased. Babies are also generally born early, if not pre-term, which may result in health issues as well. Historically, those hoping to increase their chances of having a pregnancy without the risks associated with multiples have considered reduction. Again, this presents its own issues as well, both medically and ethically. A new study, however, indicates that none of this is necessary. Intended parents can opt for a single embryo transfer and still have the same success rates.

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The news was released in the October edition of Fertility and Sterility, a journal for medical professionals and scientists. All IVF clinics in the United States are required to report specific pieces of data, and researchers culled through the info provided by more than 400 clinics across the country from 2013. The final result was that pregnancy rates did not decline at all when a single embryo was transferred to a carrier who was less than 38 years old. Naturally, the number of pregnancies involving multiples did decline. In other words, transferring multiple embryos is totally unnecessary for people trying to conceive through IVF.

This is great news for the medical community as a whole, as it can result in healthier pregnancies overall, fewer complications, and fewer difficult decisions for intended parents and surrogates to make. Multiples may still occur via the natural process of eggs dividing, aka “identical twins,” but fraternal twins and multiples are not a concern.

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SPS is a California surrogate agency that has helped support intended parents and surrogates for years, with hundreds of healthy babies born to date. The company focuses on ensuring intended parents and surrogates meet their ideal match to form a close-knit surrogacy team, which the agency then supports through each step of the surrogacy process. For more information about the services provided by SPS or to begin the journey, call (949) 529-5451 or visit today.

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