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Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2013;40(2):196-7.

A comparison of clinical pregnancy rates and multiple gestation rates with 2 vs 3 embryos transferred with pairs matched for embryo quality.

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Albert Einstein Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine the impact of embryo quality on multiple birth rates.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A retrospective review of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles over ten years was performed. The data was stratified by number of embryos transferred (two vs three) and by percentage of embryos with < 6 vs > or = 6 blastomeres.

RESULTS:

Pregnancy rates (PRs) increase with the greater number of embryos with a higher blastomere count. However transferring more embryos with less blastomeres does not lower the risk of multiple births.

CONCLUSIONS:

Couples should consult the table, e.g. presented here, so they can make their best choice of how many embryos to transfer considering the importance of a higher pregnancy rate vs the risk of the complication of multiple births.

PMID:
23971236
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