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No More High Order Multiple Birth Disasters -or- Being The Change We Seek

 
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Dr. Kreiner’s East Coast Fertility center offers a critical twist on routine IVF services. With the new Single Embryo Incentive Program, East Coast Fertility will freeze all viable, unused embryos retrieved from a single IVF cycle and transfer them at the patient’s discretion – one embryo at a time – at no extra cost.

“We’ve reduced the sticker shock of IVF so dramatically by absorbing the fees associated with cryopreservation and subsequent transfers, that we’re providing a financial incentive for patients to do the right thing for themselves, their marriages, their financial futures and, most important, any babies they may have,” Kreiner said. “Our goal is to help people already under the stress of infertility, choose the possibility of one healthy child with each pregnancy.”

Recent headline-grabbing cases, such as the public dissolution of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s marriage, underscore the spectrum of perils associated with high order multiples. They range from infant mortality and disability to parental depression, divorce and economic disaster.

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I totally believe in Single Embryo Transfer for IVF. In order to improve and maximize the chances for implantation we must be sure that we place the single embryo at the "Maximal Implantation Potential (MIP) Point". This requires an upgrade of the ultrasound guidance to "3D/4D Ultrasound Guided Embryo Transfer". Using this new technique could increase pregnancy rates by more than 10%. This way we can reasure our patients and ourselves that we did the best we could.

July 7, 2009 - 5:25pm

Dear Pamela,

Fascinating article. Thank you for your insight.

I wonder if this article, "Judging Octomom" has anything to do with the Amsterdam conference.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/704014?src=mp&spon=12&uac=28961EY

It's the first non hoopla article I've read that explores intelligently and dispassionately the issues raised by the birth eight babies to on welfare mother, Nadya Suleman, who already had six IVF children.

You are in such a complex and emotionally volatile field, Pamela. I very much respect your efforts to bring information and clarity to us.

warm regards,

Joanna

July 7, 2009 - 3:22pm
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