A 43-year-old member asked:
are there differences between ivf and test tube babies?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No: 'test tube baby' is a much older non-medical term that used to be used when talking about ivf pregnancies. They are the same thing.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Ivf babies healthy?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes.: The vast majority of babies conceived via ivf are born healthy. Low birthweight and premature birth are more prevalent, but these are the direct result of multiple live births (twins, triplets, etc.) that can occur with ivf. Heart defects, cleft lips and other congenital anomalies are more common in ivf (5% general population vs. ~6.5% for ivf - based on study in the uk).
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 8, 2017
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