Elective Single Embryo Transfer - eSET

PFC Team's picture
April 24, 2018

Know Your Facts?

Advances in assisted reproductive technology has dramatically improved the odds of success with the transfer of only one embryo. Reducing the need to transfer more than one embryo lessens the chance of multiples in a single pregnancy.

Dr. Conaghan's picture
May 24, 2017

PFC has been a pioneer in enabling patients to have just a single embryo transferred at a time, through the use of genetic testing and freezing of embryos for later use.  At PFC we elect to transfer one embryo in over 90% of patients and our twin rate is 6%. Nationally, clinics perform elective single embryo transfer in less than 30% of patients.  North America has consistently had the highest multiple pregnancy rates in the world but this is changing and should continue to change with the new guidelines for number of embryos to transfer.

The numbers tell the tale: Transferring a single embryo has become a big success story (but we already knew that—and you probably did too).

PFC Team's picture
April 13, 2017

Pacific Fertility Center is thrilled with ASRM's recent recommendation of Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) for euploid embryos! PFC has been a leader in this practice and have been recommending eSET to our patients for several years.

The new recommendation from ASRM will further promote singleton pregnancies and reduce the rate of multiple gestation. This is very exciting for PFC as we aim to help our patients build healthy families, one baby at a time.

You can read more about the findings on Fertility and Sterility here

Dr. Chenette's picture
February 17, 2017

The recent news of several celebrity pregnancies with multiples has caused a lot of talk in the recent press. Beyonce announced she and Jay Z are expecting twins, George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, and Pharrell and his wife recently welcomed triplets.

PFC’s Dr. Philip Chenette was interviewed by Women’s Health about the recent news. “Carrying a baby one at a time, a singleton pregnancy, is far safer for both mother and baby,” said Dr. Chenette.

You can read the full online article here.

PFC Team's picture
November 18, 2016

The United States and Canada have the world’s highest rate of multiple pregnancies following fertility treatments.  This is in part due to lack of regulation, but also results from patients and physicians aggressively transferring multiple embryos at once in the hope of achieving any pregnancy.  The result is that almost half the pregnancies are twins and a significant number of triplet and high-order multiple pregnancies are still occurring1.  These are all high risk pregnancies with likely complications and health problems for mother and babies that are significantly reduced in singleton pregnancies.