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What's the best explanation of IVF for the child?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Age sensitive
When relating info to kids their developmental age determines their ability to understand.
In early childhood, if you are bursting to share this news, short is best."needed drs help to have babies" should suffice. Expect them to return with occl ?S and answer with brief statements.After 7-8 some may understand better, but save elaborate explanation for the nuts & bolts of sex ed in the pre-teen.

In brief: Age sensitive
When relating info to kids their developmental age determines their ability to understand.
In early childhood, if you are bursting to share this news, short is best."needed drs help to have babies" should suffice. Expect them to return with occl ?S and answer with brief statements.After 7-8 some may understand better, but save elaborate explanation for the nuts & bolts of sex ed in the pre-teen.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree
In brief: IVF kids seem OK...
Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (ivf) don't seem more likely to have major health problems than otherwise conceived children, but ivf might have a 'negative impact' on genetics and themselves may have a higher incidence of fertilization difficulties.

In brief: IVF kids seem OK...
Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (ivf) don't seem more likely to have major health problems than otherwise conceived children, but ivf might have a 'negative impact' on genetics and themselves may have a higher incidence of fertilization difficulties.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Of course, attempting to explain what conception by IVF, scientifically, is age and development dependent.
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