Even if a single embryo is transferred, there is a possibility, albeit low, that it may split in two to produce two identical embryos. In the event of both implanting, an identical twin pregnancy would result.
This naturally occurs in 0.4% of pregnancies. In IVF-ICSI cycles, on the other hand, an increase of 1.5-2% in this probability has been seen, so that such a pregnancy could occur in 1.9-2.4% of cases.
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By Gorka Barrenetxea Ziarrusta M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 07/27/2021