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Ivf babies healthy?

Ivf babies healthy?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Did octomom have babies from ivf?

Did octomom have babies from ivf?

Yes: She conceived her octuplets and 6 older children via in vitro fertilization. She started this off when she was 21 yrs old and dr. Michael kamrava assisted with the ivf. Dr. Kamrava's license has been revoked due to the issues surrounding implantation of 12 embryos-not the standard of care. The ivf resulted in the octuplets in 2009. ...Read more

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How many babies have been born from ivf?

How many babies have been born from ivf?

How MANY IVF BABIES: Up to now more than 5 million babies have been born all over the world, which made many parents who could not conceive naturally very happy. I think that is gr8. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and I don't hsve baby not yet. Because that I hate my life snd I hate who have babies. I want to mske IVF in october but I am affraid!

I am 34 years old and I don't hsve baby not yet. Because that I hate my life snd I hate who have babies. I want to mske IVF in october but I am affraid!

IVF: If you have already been checked by a doctor for fertility, then IVF is a good option for you. Women with top chances of IVF success have per-cycle success rates of 40% which is quite high compared to couples trying naturally to get pregnant -their fertility rates per cycle are 15-20%. I suggest some counseling as well for the health of your mind so you don't feel too overwhelmed by this. ...Read more

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Are there differences between IVF and test tube babies?

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. ...Read more

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Why didn't anyone tell us there were birth defects in our precious babies born from ivf?

Why didn't anyone tell us there were birth defects in our precious babies born from ivf?

Infor availiable: Slight increase was undoubtably explained to you, check your contract. Birth defects also can occur in non ivf kids as well as learning disabilities. Congrats on giving birth. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic with IVF quads. Now preeclampsia. What is prognosis for her and babies at 32 weeks?

Type 1 diabetic with IVF quads. Now preeclampsia. What is prognosis for her and babies at 32 weeks?

Infants of...: ...Diabetic mothers tend to have less mature lungs for gestational age, so they may be at higher risk than other 32-week quadruplets. A lot depends on how good the diabetic control is. ...Read more

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Dear Sir! As per a dr instruction 12 weeks of below medicines has completed, now she is pregnant of 16 weeks. There are triple babies please advise me for further prescription and below drugs usages.- IVF-C 5000 Inj- gravibinon Inj- Neodipar tab- Loprin

Dear Sir! As per a dr instruction 12 weeks of below medicines has completed, now she is pregnant of 16 weeks. There are triple babies please advise me for further prescription and below drugs usages.- IVF-C 5000 Inj- gravibinon Inj- Neodipar tab- Loprin

Not here: If you read through the site information at HT you will notice that we do not diagnose or treat anyone from this site. If you have need of these medications or advise on their use, you need to consult with the original treating physician or their stand in. ...Read more

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How good is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure in order to have a baby?

Safe and effective: Ivf is effective but the chances depend on a number of factors including age, diagnosis and clinic. It works well in 25 year olds and poorly in 45 year olds. Like any medical procedure there are risks to the patient and probably the baby as well. Your doctor will go over these in detail. ...Read more

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My eggs frozen so I can have a career and go for IVF later. Don't want problems. Will baby be perfect as one from fresh egg?

Probably: Egg freezing is relatively new. Only about 5, 000 babies have been born from frozen eggs while it is estimated that about 5 million babies have been born from ivf using fresh eggs. At this point it appears that the birth defect and miscarriage rate from using frozen eggs is the same as ivf using fresh eggs. The risk of birth defects appears to be low but not zero. ...Read more

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Is ivf the procedure where you can choose gender of baby? Also what Is average cost of it?

Is ivf the procedure where you can choose gender of baby? Also what Is average cost of it?

Yes, but...: It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature. Always decide if there is truly an overwhelmingly convincing reason to interfere with nature, before trying to do it. If there is no known genetic defect in the family genes that would create a mutation in either boys or girls, then we let nature decide whether the next baby will be a boy or girl. If no mutations, both boy and girl babies are fine. ...Read more

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If we both are healthy and young then how healthy IVF baby could be? Is there any risk of physical or mental issue?

If we both are healthy and young then how healthy IVF baby could be? Is there any risk of physical or mental issue?

Healthy: There are no increased chromosomal risks with ivf, assuming that there are no hereditary conditions in either yours or your husband's family that could be passed down. If the problem with infertility is a mechanical one, and not due to eggs or sperm, then likelihood of a healthy baby very high. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My first hCG 697, 580, 2250, 1200, 1750. I know we gonna lose the baby. But don't understand why. I'm six weeks IVF procedure.?

My first hCG 697, 580, 2250, 1200, 1750. I know we gonna lose the baby. But don't understand why. I'm six weeks IVF procedure.?

Less healthy embryo: So sorry for you. Your quants aren't encouraging. It's hard to say for sure but the embryo "quality" is very important in their survival. Your age may be a factor :- (as we age our remaining eggs are less "healthy", and your husbands sperm may have an impact, though I don't know all the details. Even ivf with the best doctors can't guarantee a baby. See your doctor and god bless. ...Read more

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I've had IVF once and it's been successful, if I wanted to do it again, is there a treatment you can have which would determine the sex if your baby?

I've had IVF once and it's been successful, if I wanted to do it again, is there a treatment you can have which would determine the sex if your baby?

IVF with PGD: For couples with 1 or more child in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) is a good option for family balancing. Not all fertility clinics offer pgd for non-medical reasons. I don't recommend it for a first pregnancy. Microsort, a sperm sorting technology, is no longer available in the usa. Pgd for the baby's gender is not offered in the uk, but you can come to the usa. ...Read more

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Dear sir, iam having addision disease from past 10yrs trying for fertility from past 4yrs. Pls suggest me what to do for baby dust. Tried 1 IVF also.

Dear sir, iam having addision disease from past 10yrs trying for fertility from past 4yrs. Pls suggest me what to do for baby dust. Tried 1 IVF also.

Addison's Disease: I am sorry for u, addison's disease result in u body producing too little amount of cortisol and aldosterone. U can talk with fertility clinic about u wishes. ...Read more

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12w scan. Baby measuring 12W 6 days. Ivf transfer. Should have been 12W today. Have been diagnosed with GD-very mild & A1C was 4.6. Is it bad baby measuring 6 days ahead? NT scan & blood was GD.

Baby US scan: No. The six day window is within the error of measurement for an US at six weeks. Diagnoses with GD yet A1c at 4.6 is good. Check your sugars as directed by your OB. Watch your diet. Hope you met with a nutritionist and know how to eat properly during this pregnancy. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congratulations. Dr R ...Read more

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Is it possible that a child born through IVF has a higher IQ than a normal born child?

Should not: There is no reason to believe that ivf will result in higher intelligence. There is one study showing that icsi babies had fewer developmental delays but that maybe reflective of that the institution's highly educated and affluent patient population. This could change with genetic testing in the future. ...Read more

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I have two daughters. Both have ichthiosis. I want to know if any other child I may have will also have this or not. Will IVF help? Or any other way?

I have two daughters. Both have ichthiosis. I want to know if any other child I may have will also have this or not. Will IVF help? Or any other way?

IVF with PGD: If we can identify the gene involved in the icthyosis by testing your daughters and some family members, then ivf with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd)can be used to avoid having another affected child. We perform genetic testing of your embryos before transferring embryos back into your uterus. ...Read more

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I had amlodopine 5 mg after IVF for 5 day and then stop them. Find info so they danger for babe? Did this 5 day while I take this med will affect babe?

I had amlodopine 5 mg after IVF for 5 day and then stop them. Find info so they danger for babe? Did this 5 day while I take this med will affect babe?

Not likely: There are no safe drugs in pregnancy but the effect of all drugs prior to a positive pregnancy test is minimal. The embryo is barely implanted at that point and has the potential for recovering from small injuries. ...Read more

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Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby?

Does IVF cause side effects on the mom and the baby?

Complications: Ivf is associated to multiple gestation such as twins and triplets. More than one passenger in the womb increases the chance of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

How effective is ivf, and is IVF a safe procedure for mom who wants to have a baby?

Very effective: In general ivf is the most effective fertility treatment. It is very safe almost without any risks. Pregnancy rates are mostly related to age and an be very high in many but not all women. ...Read more

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Which method is preferable for a healthy baby in the case of unexplained infertility? Ivf or icsi?

Which method is preferable for a healthy baby in the case of unexplained infertility? Ivf or icsi?

Can use both: Because abnormal sperm function may be a cause for "unexplained infertility, " there is a higher risk of failed fertilization when "conventional" fertilization is used for ivf, so some doctors recommend icsi (injecting a sperm directly into the egg). Others recommend icsi on only half of the eggs, which protects against the risk and also reveals whether icsi is needed in any future cycles. ...Read more

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What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby?

What causes uterine cysts during an ivf transfer and if removed are they likely to reoccur- have one baby?

IVF& Uterine problem: I am not sure what you mean by a uterine cyst? Did you mean a fibroid? If so, they are only a problem when they bulge into the chamber where the baby grows. Otherwise, unless it is larger than 5 cm, then they are generally not an issue. ...Read more