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How dangerous is it to have ivf?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Very safe: Ivf is a safe procedure in all regards. The main statistical risk is chance of multiple pregnancies, which can be controlled to a point. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon in most ivf practices. Complications with the egg retrieval are rare, and major complications are extremely rare.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Safe to have IVF: We know that infertile women who do not do IVF have increased risks with both pregnancy and birth defects. Are the risks higher with IVF? Probably not but the data are still not totally clear. Mostly, we think that couples using IVF are "more infertile" than couple who do not use IVF. These points are difficult to prove because no one pays to collect great information for research.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is IVF?

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Dr. Amr Azim
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Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Fert egg out* body: The ovary is stimulated with medicine similar to that produced by the female master gland. Eggs are harvested under ultrasound guidance. Mature eggs are fertilized in the lab. Embryos are cultured for few days. One or more embryos are transferred into the uterus.

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