What is Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)?

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) is the transfer of one embryo when you have more than one embryo to choose from. Elective Single Embryo Transfer is another way to make In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) safer and the goal of IVF is to have a healthy baby and eSET helps achieve that goal of a successful pregnancy.

What are the Complications?

When you start transferring more babies you raise your risks of complications of multiples, the health of the babies and mother also increase.

What are the Dangers Associated with Multiple Pregnancies?

The babies are at higher risk for delivering prematurely and birth defects.

Mothers are at higher risk of complications in pregnancy with the following risks during multiple pregnancies:

  • Pre-maturity
  • Pre-term labor
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Blood Pressure Issues
  • Caesarean Section Delivery

Is Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) Right for Me?

Elective Single Embryo Transfer is best for the following patients:

  1. Patients under 35 years of age
  2. Patients that are undergoing their first or second IVF treatment
  3. Patients that are a recipient of donated eggs
  4. Patients that have conceived earlier in fertility treatment and would like to try again for another pregnancy