New federal statistics show an epidemic of twins among IVF patients, and two babies come with added risk during pregnancy. Reproduction experts are now urging more women in fertility treatment to try it one embryo at a time.
BOSTON (AP) — Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.
In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down, but the twin rate has barely budged. Twins aren’t always twice as nice; they have much higher risks of prematurity and serious health problems.