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Will transferring embryos for fertilization increase chances of multiple birth?

Hi Doctor I am aged 42 and having my eggs frozen which I hope to use later in life. My question is as follows: The fertility consultant said he will transfer 5 embryos for fertilisation so will this increase my chances of having a multiple birth . I have always had a desire to have twins or triplets so what is your advice. Thank you for your time, much appreciated
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
Yes, multiple embryo transfer increase chances of having multiple pregnancy.
I appreciate your desire of having twins or triplets but for humans this is a high risk pregnancy & carries many risks.
In addition let me warn you not to postpone your pregnancy ( if possible for you) as you are already 42 & chances of pregnancy decrease later in life even with "In Vitro Fertilization ( IVF)".
Have a nice day.
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