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 AZARH 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 the choice for many IVF patients at AZARH, 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 Arizona 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, our Arizona infertility specialists recommend that 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?

We are honored

We are honored that you are considering Arizona Associate for Reproductive Health (AZARH) to help you build your family and welcome you to schedule a consultation or call 480-946-9900 to speak with a fertility specialist in our Phoenix area locations in Scottsdale and  Gilbert.

Before deciding how many IVF cycles you can afford, and what options to choose, we invite you to explore our Multi-Cycle and Refund programs.  AZARH is the only fertility clinic in Arizona to offer these valuable options.  All of our plans include unlimited frozen embryo transfers, which can better allow for single embryo transfers.

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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.

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Dr. Ketan Patel of AZARH talks about one of the most common risks of IVF and how multiple pregnancies which can jeopardize the health of the babies and the mother. New improvements in laboratory techniques including vitrification (egg freezing) and in the implantation process, enable the transfer of Single Embryo Transfer or what you may hear referred to as Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET).