Professionals - What should I know?

How to manage the risks of fertility treatment, the latest guidance and best practise for elective single embryo transfer.

Multiple births - what are the risks?

Compared with singletons, twins are four times more likely to die in pregnancy, seven times more likely to die shortly after birth and twins are between four and six times more likely to suffer from cerebral palsy.

Managing the risks of fertility treatment

To minimise the risks of multiple pregnancy and birth, a policy of eSET should be used for IVF and FET. Centres must also consider their ovulation induction programmes in their commitment to reducing multiple births.

Best practice for single embryo transfer

eSET best practice is ensuring that elective single embryo transfer is routinely offered to the patient group who meet the criteria set in your clinic’s multiple birth minimisation strategy.