What is Single Embryo Transfer?
Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) is the transfer of a single high-quality embryo (fertilized egg) to your uterus following fertilization in the laboratory. The transfer of a single, chromosomally normal embryo can offer patients with a good prognosis, an extraordinary chance of achieving pregnancy while decreasing the chances of becoming pregnant with multiples (twins, triplets or more)—and reducing the associated risks. This is an ideal IVF procedure and choice for many of our IVF patients, particularly younger women and those who produce multiple good-quality embryos. We are seeing outstanding healthy pregnancy results in eligible patients that opt for the IVF procedure Single Embryo Transfer (eSET).
At our fertility clinic, we will provide you with exceptional care and will support your decision-making with the utmost sensitivity and respect.
Choosing Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)
We want to help make fertility treatment affordable for you and help you achieve your dream of having a healthy baby. One important factor that may affect your decision is cost. If you think you can only afford one or two IVF cycles, you may feel pressured to transfer multiple embryos at once. However, with the increased complications associated with multiples, the IVF Procedure of Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) may actually cost you less in the long run, without compromising pregnancy success rates. To decrease the likelihood of multiple pregnancy, it is important to limit the number of embryos transferred in each treatment cycle. High success rates with frozen embryos permits transfer of fewer embryos in the fresh retrieval cycle without wasting the non-transferred embryos. In general women under 30 should have only one or two embryos transferred per treatment cycle. Women 30–35 should have no more than two to three embryos transferred. Women over 35 should usually have no more than three to four embryos transferred.
Interested in using Single Embryo Transfer?
Before deciding how many IVF cycles you can afford, and what options to choose, we invite you to explore payment options with us.
Multiple pregnancies have significant risk on the babies as well as to the mothers. In order to reduce this risk, in certain situations, Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) should be considered.