Single Embryo Transfer

RAD is committed to single embryo transfer (SET), healthy singleton births, and superior embryo implantation. RAD has one of the highest SET and pregnancy rates in the country.


Single Embryo Transfer

Why Use Single Embryo Transfer During IVF?

Single embryo transfer (SET) offers the best chance for a healthy pregnancy. RAD has been performing SET since 2006. We have one of the highest proportions of SETs in the U.S., and SET is a driving force of our success. Patients at RAD who choose elective SET have very high pregnancy rates and one of the lowest multiple birth rates in the country. Even though SET is successful, some fertility centers may choose to transfer multiple embryos. Many people either do not have insurance or have limited insurance, so both patients and providers feel a need to transfer multiple embryos to increase their likelihood of pregnancy. However, for some patients, transferring more than one embryo doesn’t necessarily increase the likelihood of pregnancy. For women under 32 years of age, transferring two embryos instead of one does not increase the likelihood of pregnancy; yet, the likelihood of becoming pregnant with twins increases by 30%. In rare instances, a single embryo can split on its own, which means that a woman with two transferred embryos could become pregnant with triplets.


How Single Embryo Transfer Affects Health and Cost

While the expenses for a twin or triplet birth are not immediately apparent during IVF treatment, multiple births cost much more than singleton births. Twins or triplets are more likely to be born prematurely, and a preterm baby’s neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) stay can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Multiple births also increase risks for mother and baby, including, but not limited to miscarriage, preterm birth and subsequent developmental and/or health consequences, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placentation issues and stillbirth.

Learn more about SART and RAD’s success rates on our IVF Success Rates page.

Single Embryo Transfer at RAD

Transferring one embryo is the safest and most effective way to attain a healthy pregnancy. SET implantation rates for IVF are higher than transferring multiple embryos and reduces the likelihood of a twin or triplet birth to less than 2%. Due to higher success rates, lower risk of health concerns for both moms and babies, and lower cost SET IVF procedures, there has been a stronger push for SET. RAD was cited in Forbes as having the highest SET rate in the U.S.

Click here to read Dr. Ronald Feinberg’s contribution to Forbes about how to be a data driven, informed IVF patient and the importance of IVF clinics’ adopting single embryo transfer.

Click here to read Dr. Feinberg’s contribution to Fit Pregnancy regarding the importance of single embryo transfer (SET). 

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Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
M.A.P. 2, Suite #3217
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 602-8832


Wilmington Office

Silverside Medical Center
2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 602-8832


Dover Office

Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 240
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 602-8832


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