Twin pregnancies through IVF are riskier?

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Having double or single embryo transfers have long been a contentious issue. A Swedish study reveals that twin pregnancies through IVF are riskier. Read on to find out more about this intriguing find from the Swedish researchers.

Couples who have resorted to in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to infertility problems often opt for double embryo transfers rather than single embryo transfers. The common logic underlying such a decision is often because patients want to increase their chances of getting pregnant. However, according to a report published on the yourhealth website, twin pregnancies are riskier. Let’s take a look at twin pregnancies through IVF.

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The article is based on the results from a Swedish study which found that  twin pregnancies through IVF was riskier than having two babies separately through IVF. Lead researcher Antonina Sazonova was quoted as saying, “The neonatal and maternal outcomes were dramatically better for women undergoing two IVF singleton pregnancies compared with one IVF twin pregnancy after double-embryo transfer.”

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