October 4, 2019

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 the IVF lab, there has been a dramatic shift towards elective single embryo transfers over the past 5-10 years. This trend has dramatically reduced the twin rates associated with assisted reproductive technologies from >30% to single digits.

Fertility treatments are more successful than ever. At Fertility Centers of New England (FCNE), we are very proud of our excellent pregnancy rates as well as our very low twin rates. The vast majority of our cycles involve elective single embryo transfers as we help patients build their families one baby at a time. Access to affordable, effective care is very important, and at FCNE, we offer one of the most cost-competitive programs available. We are proud to have helped thousands of patients realize their dream of becoming a parent. While fertility treatment often feels like a marathon, the majority of couples will ultimately be successful. Our pregnancy rates remain outstanding, and we are very committed to delivering exemplary patient-centered care. If you have questions about your fertility or would like to set up a consultation, please contact us today!

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Beth Plante, M.D.

Beth Plante, M.D. Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility