Twin Rates Have Dropped For The First Time In Nearly 40 Years

Twin babies bumping knuckles.

While infertility is on the rise, twin rates have dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, twin births declined by 4% from 2014-2018. Historically, fertility treatments have been responsible for a significant portion of the twin births in the United States. Due to advances in […]

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Early Delivery And The Long-Term Effects On The Child

Early delivery impact

Perhaps it is all about inflammation. The cause of premature delivery is unclear – it is signaled by the baby who is in peril or the mother whose body thinks it is delivery time or a cross-talk or lack of communication of both? Is inflammation the root cause and does it follow the fetus, now […]

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Birth Interval for Pregnancy: The Just Right “Goldilocks Phenomenon”

IVF Birth Interval

Achieving a healthy baby following IVF is a joyous occasion and the goal for everyone. Due to laboratory advances and heightened attention focusing on elective single embryo transfers (eSET) of excellent quality Day 5 embryos the very best fertility centers are achieving pregnancy rates greater than 50% for women under 35 years of age and rates […]

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Healthcare Expenses Associated with Multiple vs Singleton Births

A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG 2013; 209:586) documented the cost associated of healthcare expenses associated with multiple vs singleton births in the United States. The study involved a claims analysis of 437,924 deliveries of which 97.2% were singleton, 2.85% were twins, and 0.3% were triplets or more. […]

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The SINGLEton Reason to Promote Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Twins and Single Embryo Transfer

Multiple pregnancy (twins and higher-order multiples) is a major public concern. Each fetus presents an additional maternal physical burden which can translate into higher related morbidity and mortality rates for mother and babes alike. Historically, the increase in birth number has paralleled the increasing number of ART cycles performed worldwide. To this end, reproductive endocrinologists […]

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Lowering the Twin Rate in IVF

Many suffering infertility when faced with the prospect of IVF desire twins in an attempt to expeditiously complete their family. Unfortunately, twin pregnancies do not always come out healthy as there are both adverse maternal consequences such as pregnancy induced hypertension and diabetes, and other even more serious problems predominantly preterm labor and delivery resulting […]

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