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    Default Why will clinics in Australia only transfer 1 embryo?

    Does anyone know why this is? Surely if were paying its our decision!? I really want to transfer two is there any clinics you know of that will allow this?

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    Both clinics i used transferred 2 embryos no issues. I'm not sure why you think clinics will not transfer 2? It is very common to do 2.

    Perhaps it is a more personal reason for you specifically. Such as your age or specific reason for infertility?

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    My clinic would only do a double transfer if we had multiple failures or other extenuating circumstances. They do factor in things such as maternal age though. Most clinics will only transfer one embryo to begin with because if both embryos take then it immediately becomes a high risk pregnancy with multiples (and all of the things that become more likely due to multiples). You could end up with twins, triplets or more. I was more than happy to just transfer the one embryo and we did 3 fresh and 1 frozen cycle. It's something you would have to discuss with your fertility specialist. I believe it's something they've really clamped down on because there were too many multiple embryo transfers leading to high risk pregnancies.

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    I have used both IVFA and Genea and both allowed us to transfer 2. There was extenuating circumstances for both however. With IVFA on one round we had 2 poor looking embies so they transfered both (neither stuck). With Genea it was our last ever fresh cycle and we had a few good looking embies and one that was slow, which they said wouldn't be good enough to freeze. We transfered 1 good and the slow one. Both stuck but we later lost one of our twins (no heartbeat at ob appointment). I am over 40 so I believe that was also a factor in their decision.

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    I've been to two clinics and both offered me the option of a double transfer. That being said, the first clinic made the offer due to the fact that I was over 40 and my embies were crap quality - ie: The chance of anything sticking was remote.

    My most recent cycle was a donor egg cycle. My donor is only 32 and when I was offered a double transfer I said "No way!" Yes, there is an extra cost involved in transferring embies individually but I didn't want any more risk on what would already be a high risk pregnancy should we be successful (I have high BP, and am 42 years old.) Plus, knowing my luck both would stick, and both would split. I'd be a Mum of quads before I knew it

    (Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I'd be thrilled with a singleton )

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    My clinic offered double transfers for certain cases, as long as my FS was on board. We did, cause I had very dodgy eggs, despite only being 31 at the time. The only cycle where I actually had two that were good enough to transfer, one of them stuck and became my now 2yo DS.

    The truth is though that multiple pregnancies are something that really should be avoided (and now being pregnant with twins from a double donor embryo transfer in Czech, I can say myself that it's not fun. And that's with everything going very smoothly so far, touch wood... 33 weeks currently). Having two good embies transferred only increases your chance of success by something like 5-10%, but increases your chances of multiples by 50%. Better to get UTD with a healthy singleton, than get UTD with twins, and end up losing one or both of them because of the risks of a multiple pregnancy.

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    My clinic also does double transfers upon discussion with your FS. Like others mentioned it is often negotiated for those over 40 or those with previous failed cycles. I was happy with single transfers

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    How old are you OP? This is a big factor.

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    My FS always did double transfers ( except for first ever cycle ) for me and I started IVF at age 26 with only PCOS and Lower than average sperm count ( but not significantly lower ) . I have 2 singletons and twins. But having said that I think that they are starting to get a bit more strict on transferring 2.

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    I am with IVFaust. And in my first cycle I insisted on 2 to transfer. I make sure upfront that the FS knows my wishes. I will always insist on 2. If there is 2 than transfer 2. I was 36yrs old and on my first transfer it was 2. I had to keep insisting but I got it.

    second was a fet one egg BFN

    Third was a fresh 2 eggs BFN

    If you want to keep insisting. My clinic said they wouldnt do it unless i had multiple failed attempts or was over 37yrs old. In the end they listened to " its my money'".

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