At RMA of Southern California , we promise to provide effective treatment options for our patients. RMA network has been redefining the IVF experience and improving success rates across all RMA locations over the years, we believe the single embryo transfer is one of the most successful treatments. Thanks to several new innovations like SelectCCS also known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), we are able to maintain higher than average pregnancy and birth rates using single embryo transfer procedures.
Until recently, the highest IVF success rates came from procedures using two or more embryos. Visual embryo selection methods limited the viability of SET, and success rates were consistently better using more than one embryo. Unfortunately, this led to several complications and an increased chance of high-risk pregnancies and difficult deliveries. Thanks to recent innovations in SET technology and screening techniques, RMA of Southern California can promise a higher rate of successful SET procedures with fewer complications.
Data from the RMA BEST Trial presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Meeting in 2012 showed no difference between the pregnancy rates of single screened embryo transfers and dual unscreened embryo transfers.
30 years after the first successful IVF procedure, the ASRM reported their opinion that “the goal of infertility treatment is for every patient to have one healthy child at a time.” However, twin birth rates in the United States continue to rise. Despite the fact that the majority of twin births in the US result from natural conception, twin birth rates are more than 20 times greater when using stimulated ovulation and assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
IVF is a complex concept that touches many different stakeholders, including infertility patients, their children, doctors who provide them with treatment, insurance organizations, and employers of patients who undergo these extensive procedures. It’s vital for each of these groups to recognize how each part of the process ties to other parties who share a stake in the procedure.
Births involving multiple babies entail a host of potential complications, including a higher chance of Caesarean section delivery, long postnatal recovery, and various other possibilities. RMA of Southern California can help women avoid these risks and the medical complications that often affect twins, triplets, and higher multiple births, including respiratory issues, low birth rate, premature birth, and other risks. Ask your RMA of Southern California doctor or nurse about SET and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS).
The Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving outcomes in research, diagnosis, and fertility education. In 2013, the RMA network donated the SelectCCS platform to the Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC), and SelectCCS continues to be owned and operated by the FEC. Please contact us today if you would like more information about SET and CCS. For more information on Single Embryo Transfer and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, please contact us today.
On February 22, 2013, a multidisciplinary panel of experts convened to publish a report titled “Redefining Success in IVF: Reducing the Burden of Care.” This report reviewed the implications and downstream impact of current IVF standards of care, the current status of SET for IVF, the avoidable burdens associated with IVF-related twin pregnancies and deliveries, and the positive aspects of new procedures and technologies used to establish the SET standard of care for the future.
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