Topic: IVF

Study Shows Risk Of Birth Problems Terrifyingly Doubles After Assisted Conception

Study Shows Risk Of Birth Problems Terrifyingly Doubles After Assisted Conception

A study that analyzed almost 300,000 births in southern Australia came to some very disturbing conclusions about assisted conception; “the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies.”
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Infertile Couple Who Won Free IVF Hits The Fertility Motherload, Now Expecting Triplets

Infertile Couple Who Won Free IVF Hits The Fertility Motherload, Now Expecting Triplets

Fertility treatments are pricey. So pricey that they’re out of reach for many, many infertile couples who seek to biologically expand their family. But in the now time-honored fertility “happy endings” that often times include twins, one family got double – or rather triple — the happily ever after with triplets. After winning said IVF treatments in a raffle, mind you.

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IVF Might Not Lead To Neurological Problems — It’s Just Your Broken Reproductive System

IVF Might Not Lead To Neurological Problems -- It's Just Your Broken Reproductive System

For years, the miraculous advances of fertility treatments and reproductive technology have been tainted by a distinctly increased risk of neurological problems and birth defects. But new research sheds an important light on where exactly the risk for infertile couples come from. Mainly, it might not be the fertility treatments themselves that increase the risk for complications. Your need for fertility treatments, the very fact that you’re infertile, might increase your chance for problems. More »