This is a big worry for many infertile couples.

Many of them believe that IVF is an artificial process, because we are making babies in the laboratory.

However, the truth is that there is nothing artificial about IVF - it's assisted reproductive technology! All we are doing in the lab is what isnot normally happening in the bedroom for those couples who areunfortunate to be infertile.

We're using normal eggs and normal sperms, and the babies which are born are completelynormal.

Yes, it's true that the pregnancy is much more ' precious " for these patients, but then every pregnancy is precious for every mother!

Sadly, the number of caesarean sections which are done for IVF pregnancies is unnecessarily high.

The biggest medical problems arise when doctors transfer too many embryos, and patients end up with a multiple pregnancy.

This needlessly increases the risk of prematurity, which is why the risk of birth complications increases. However, this is an iatrogenic complication, which can be avoided by transferring only one embryo!

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Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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