Michelle Lorraine Embleton, biochemist at inviTRA, tells us in this video about the number of embryos that are transferred in an IVF treatment. As Michelle explains:
In general, and to avoid multiple pregnancy, 1 or two embryos are transferred in an IVF treatment. The younger the woman and the better quality the embryo, there is less need to transfer more tha 1 embryo. However, it is a decision that needs to be made regarding the advice of the specialist and the wishes of the patient.
Only in very few cases are three embryos transferred and these tend to be when the patient is of an advanced maternl age or the embryos are of poor quality.
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Michelle Lorraine Embleton
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, specialising in DNA : protein intereactions. BSc honours degree in Molecular Biology, Univerisity of Bristol. Translation and editing of scientific and medical literature.