11 doctors weighed in:

How dangerous is it to have ivf?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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