Tags: ivf | defects | complications | fertility | treatment

IVF Tied to Birth Defects

By    |   Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 04:18 PM

The risk of serious complications — stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight, and neonatal death — is twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies, a new study has found.
 
The findings are based on research by the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute involving more than 300,000 births — including some 4300 births from assisted reproduction — in South Australia over a 17-year period.
 
"Compared with spontaneous conceptions in couples with no record of infertility, singleton babies from assisted conception were almost twice as likely to be stillborn, more than twice as likely to be preterm, almost three times as likely to have very low birth weight, and twice as likely to die within the first 28 days of birth," said lead researcher Michael Davies, whose findings were published in the Public Library or Science journal PLOS ONE.  
 
"These outcomes varied depending on the type of assisted conception used," he added, noting the study compared adverse birth events related to all forms of available treatment — including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), ovulation induction, and cryopreservation of embryos.
 
"Very low and low birth weight, very preterm and preterm birth, and neonatal death were markedly more common in births from IVF and, to a lesser degree, in births from ICSI.
Using frozen embryos eliminated all significant adverse outcomes associated with ICSI but not with IVF. However, frozen embryos were also associated with increased risk of macrosomia [big baby syndrome] for IVF and ICSI babies."

© 2017 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Health-News
Babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies face higher risk of serious complications - stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight, and neonatal death - compared with naturally conceived babies, a new study has found.
ivf,defects,complications,fertility,treatment
248
2014-18-09
Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 04:18 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved