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What many people don’t know is that multiple pregnancies are risky pregnancy. The risk involved is related both to the health of he mother and the children. There is danger of the children not developing properly meaning that one child would over-develop and another won’t be receiving all the necessary nutrients and may stay undeveloped.
There is also risk for the mother’s health especially regarding her blood pressure and heart work and the risk of developing preeclampsia.

Since economy is important in the Western world, it has been calculated that multiple pregnancies are expensive as well as the care that follows, so there is a trend of decreasing the incidence of multiple pregnancies.

Following IV treatment many women end up with a multiple pregnancy. This is because doctors implant two embryos to increase the chances of conception, which often results in twin pregnancy.
It has also been calculated that it is cheaper to try twice with IV treatment than having to maintain multiple pregnancy and to care about the twins at same time.

So, in order to cut down on costs and the health risks, Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has suggested that the number of embryos implanted in the womb should be reduced from two to one for patients who are over 30 since the risks of complications increase after that age.

The fertility clinics that do not follow the new instructions may attract further restrictions on embryo transfer or even lose their licenses.

The proposal on embryo restriction hasn’t been adopted yet but there are hints that it will soon see the light of the day.


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