Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Does IVF cause premature births ?

This is a common concern many patients have.

Please remember that IVF pregnancies are the same as natural pregnancies, so they aren't at increased risk of prematurity.

It's not the IVF which causes the prematurity - it's the multiple pregnancies ( which are commoner in IVF because some IVF clinics transfer many embryos at a time) which increases the risk - after all, the uterus was designed to handle only one baby.

This is why we suggest that patients transfer only a single embryo !

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