9 most common IVF myths

9 most common IVF myths

38 years have passed since the birth of the first child conceived using the IVF procedure. During this period, more than 4 million children have been born around the world thanks to IVF. Despite this, this method is still controversial and gives rise to rumors and myths.

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First, let's understand what IVF is, and then consider the most common misconceptions associated with IVF.

So, IVF is an abbreviation of "in vitro fertilization." From the Latin "extra corpora" is translated as "outside the body." That's right, fertilization occurs outside the body of a woman - during IVF, the egg is removed from her body and fertilized artificially in a test tube. The resulting embryo is placed in an incubator, where it develops within 2-5 days, then it is transferred into the uterus for further development.

Currently, IVF is the most effective method for achieving pregnancy.

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UNDERSTANDING ECO MYTHS

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one.IVF do only after 35 years

On the contrary, the younger a woman is, the higher the chance that IVF will result in pregnancy and childbirth. After 40 years, the probability of pregnancy even after treatment with IVF is drastically reduced and by the age of 45 is less than 1%.

2. IVF - painful procedure

Embryo transfer is a painless procedure that feels comparable to smear tests. The only painful stage during IVF is a puncture of the ovaries to collect eggs. But this procedure lasts only 10–15 minutes and is performed under intravenous anesthesia, during which the patient sleeps. And after 1-1.5 hours, she can go home.

3. IVF on the first try never works.

The younger the patient, the higher her chances of getting pregnant on the first IVF attempt. At the age of 36, this probability is 67%. Thus, more than half of young women become pregnant on the first try!

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4. IVF will relieve infertility

The IVF procedure is becoming more and more perfect each year and can help an increasing number of couples to become pregnant.If the “classic” IVF does not help, then there are also treatment options using donor oocytes, donor sperm and surrogate motherhood.

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The sooner you contact a fertility specialist, the less likely you are to need something from the above.

5. IVF leads to multiple pregnancies.

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During treatment with IVF, no more than two embryos are transferred, since with multiple pregnancies the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and other obstetric problems increases. When two embryos are transferred in 25% of patients younger than 37 years old, twins become pregnant.

In order to reduce the number of complications for mothers and children, all patients younger than 36 years old are offered to transfer only one embryo.

6. You can give birth after IVF only by caesarean section

Pregnancy after IVF is no different from normal pregnancy. Therefore, what will be the birth after IVF: caesarean section or natural, does not depend on the method of conception, but only on the health of the pregnant woman and the child.

7. “test tube” children are weaker and often with genetic diseases.

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Numerous studies have shown that the health of children after IVF is no different from the health of children conceived in the usual way. With multiple pregnancies, there is a high risk of premature birth of babies with low body mass, which will be more difficult to adapt to the external environment and get sick more often in the future. However, their diseases are not directly related to IVF, but only with the duration of pregnancy during childbirth.

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Today, IVF has the ability to conduct preimplantation genetic diagnosis. It allows doctors to determine the presence of chromosomal and monogenic genetic diseases in the embryo until transfer to the uterus. Thus, IVF with PGD allows you to give birth to a genetically healthy child, even to those couples who would not be able to do without IVF.

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8. IVF leads to excess weight during pregnancy and after

The weight of a young mother depends on her lifestyle and nutrition. A normal pregnancy does not interfere with sports, yoga, Pilates and swimming, or for special exercises for pregnant women.More and more women understand this and after giving birth they look well-groomed, healthy and are in excellent physical shape.

9. IVF impairs women's health.

Research on this issue is conducted in the world constantly. To date, there are reliable data on the safety of hormonal stimulation during IVF treatment.

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    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

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    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

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    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

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    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths

    9 most common IVF myths