Before beginning a cycle of in vitro fertilization, consider important questions, including:
- How will you handle a multiple pregnancy?
If more than one embryo is transferred to your uterus, in vitro fertilization can result in a multiple pregnancy-which poses health risks for you and your babies. In some cases, fetal reduction can be used to help a woman deliver fever babies with lower health risks. Pursuing fetal reduction, however, is a major decision with ethical, emotional and psychological consequences.
- Have you considered the potential complications associated with using donor eggs, sperm or embryos, or a gestational carrier?
A trained counselor with expertise in donor issues can help you understand the concerns, such as the legal rights of the donor. You may also need an attorney to file court papers to help you become legal parents of an implant embryo.