Single Embryo Transfer in Trumbull, Connecticut (CT)

Single embryo transfer is a type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique in which a single, healthy embryo is implanted in the uterus, rather than the multiple embryos implanted in traditional IVF procedures. Single embryo transfer (also called elective single embryo transfer, or e-SET) has increased in popularity in recent years, and in healthy, eligible patients, the pregnancy rates for those choosing single embryo transfer are equivalent to the rtes of those opting for multiple embryo transfer. In addition to decreasing the risk of multiple births, the technique also decreases the health risks associated with carrying multiple fetuses to term, including serious health risks to both the mother and the fetuses.

The technique for single embryo transfer is like any other IVF procedure: after undergoing a course of medication to stimulate egg production, the eggs are harvested in an outpatient procedure and combined in a laboratory setting with sperm from the male donor. Once these eggs are fertilized, a single embryo is implanted in the uterus during a simple outpatient procedure which is often performed under light sedation. Additional fertilized embryos may be frozen for future IVF attempts.

While advances in IVF techniques in recent years have increased the likelihood of pregnancies in single embryo transfer recipients, research indicates the best candidates for the procedure are women who are under 37 years of age, who are capable of producing healthy, viable eggs, and who have not undergone three or more failed IVF procedures. If youÃÆ'ƒÆ’ÃÆ'‚¢ÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â‚¬Å¡ÃÆ'‚¬ÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â‚¬Å¾ÃÆ'‚¢re considering IVF, your clinician will be able to help you decide if single embryo transfer is an option you should consider.


About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

RMACT is one of eleven leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate the Centers of Excellence program. Selection into this exclusive group is based on key measures of success that evaluate a center's experience level or volume, overall live birth rate and low triplets-or-higher birth rate. The Center of Excellence distinction indicates that RMACT meets the highest national standards for clinical fertility and laboratory services. All fertility doctors at our fertility centers are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and  Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Partnering with In Vitro Sciences places RMACT in the top 25 percent of fertility centers in the country and gives our patients access to the highest level of treatment available, improving their chances of building a family. As an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence, RMACT is a member of and reports its success rates to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), under the auspices of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). RMACT's IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and meets standards established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).

The In Vitro Sciences Centers of Excellence program ealso nables RMACT to provide patients who lack adequate infertility coverage access to special financing for advanced procedures. These procedures include Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles using donor eggs or sperm. Eligible patients can choose to pay for one cycle at a time or, if undergoing IVF, a multiple cycle refund program called the IVF Financial Share Program.

RMACT is proud to be an In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence serving Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut as well as Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in New York. Please contact us for more information about how the In Vitro Sciences Center of Excellence program can mean to you on your path to fertility.


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