Most forms of fertility treatment increase the risk of multiple pregnancy. Understanding the risks involved in your particular treatment and knowing how your risk can be minimised are vital in ensuring you receive the treatment that is right for you.
Stimulated IUI (intrauterine insemination where fertility drugs are used) can increase your chances of a multiple pregnancy by over 20% compared with natural conception.
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These days, gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT) is rarely used, but it can increase your chances of a multiple pregnancy under certain circumstances.
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Are you going through fertility treatment and want to know more about the risks of multiple births? The Infertility Newtork UK (INUK) have published a factsheet that addresses a number of common concerns and questions that fertility treatment patients have.
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If you are concerned about any issues connected with multiple pregnancy and birth, you can get help and advice from a number of sources.
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