In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF , mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab.
Also, what is the IVF timeline?
Depending on specifics of each patient, a “fresh embryo transfer” will take place 3-5 days later (day of egg retrieval is considered to be day “0”). Day 5 transfers tend to be more common, particularly in younger patients, so many transfers take place on a weekend day.
Similarly, are IVF babies as normal as others?
The vast majority of studies to date indicate that infant development is normal in children conceived through IVF. The major risk factor in infant developmental problems is due to premature delivery more common in multiple pregnancies (twins etc.).
Is it safe to do IVF?
IVF is generally very safe and most who have it experience no problems with their health or pregnancy. However, there are some risks to be aware of, which include: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome(a severe reaction to fertility drugs)
Why is IVF bad?
IVF increases the risk of multiple births if more than one embryo is transferred to your uterus. A pregnancy with multiple fetuses carries a higher risk of early labor and low birth weight than pregnancy with a single fetus does. Premature delivery and low birth weight.