Michael Doyle, MD

Fertility Treatments for Parenting Partners – Working Too Well?

Fertility treatments have been a great help for many parenting partners, particularly those seeking to have children in the latter part of their 30s and beyond.  These treatments work for most people who need them, but – sometimes they work “too well”.  We see a growing number of everyday results of twins …and sometimes even more.

It certainly seems like multiple pregnancies are everywhere nowadays, and there is no doubt that the majority of these are the result of some kind of fertility treatment. Of course, many parents will want twins – and most parents seem to be able to deal with twins (though it is certainly a huge challenge), but triplets and beyond are enough to make us wonder … are we using fertility technology too much, or too aggressively?  Are we on the right path, or should we step back and slow it down?  How do you feel about technology and fertility?

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