The New IVF

IVF Success With Single Embryo Transfer And PGT

The New Paradigm In IVF

As recently as a few years ago, a successful IVF cycle likely consisted of a fresh transfer of two or more embryos. Genetic testing of the embryos may have been done but was not routine.

Just within the past few years IRMS has helped pioneer a shift in the way IVF cycles are managed. ART technology has advanced so significantly that an ideal IVF cycle would likely now include embryo development to the blastocyst stage (day 5 or 6) coupled with PGT and subsequent freezing of only chromosomally normal embryos followed by a frozen single embryo transfer (SET).

At IRMS we have led the charge to reduce multiple births. We have found this methodology, when possible to employ, yields the highest success rates and is the safest outcome for both mom and baby.

We also realize, not all cycles can be the ideal and that is why IRMS, unlike some other IVF practices, does not choose to institute hard and fast protocols applied across all patients. That approach is not always in the best interest of our patients and fails to recognize the variability in our patient population. There are patients where a fresh embryo transfer is in the best interest of the patient. These are often patients with a potentially poorer prognosis for success, possibly having only a few eggs / embryos or are of advanced maternal age. For these patients, pushing embryos to longer culture development and subsequent biopsy may not be ideal. These are decisions best discussed with your IRMS physician and why we feel so strongly about an individualized approach to care.

Ultimately, we never want you to feel pressured to do anything you are not comfortable doing. We believe strongly in complete transparency and empowering our patients with the education and knowledge to make informed decisions.