One of the concerns which lots of people have is that the risk of a twin or triplet pregnancy is increased after IVF.

This can be a cause for worry because lots of people are anxious about their ability to be able tobring up two babies at a time.

It's not just the financial expense that bringing up two babies causes - it's also the social burden, as well as the increased risk of medical problems with twins.

In the past, it is true thatthis risk was increased, because lots of doctors would transfer more than one embryo. Sadly, many doctors continue to do this in orderto inflate their pregnancy rates, and this is whatcauses twins or triplets after IVF.

This is an iatrogenic complication, because these doctors aren't confident about their skills.

Good IVF clinics will only transfer one embryo at a time, and this should be a top quality blastocyst.

This means their patients will have only a singleton pregnancy, and their chances of having a twin or a triplet pregnancy is not increased.

If you want to remain in control, please tell your doctor thatyou do not want a twin pregnancy, and want him to transfer only a single embryo.

What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and intelligence?

Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

Open Video