are worried about the possible risks and complications of doing IVF treatment,
but part of the problem is the many myths and misconceptions which plague IVF .
Thus, it is clear that IVF doesn't increase the risk of birth defects and it
won't cause breast cancer or ovarian cancer, but lots of websites continue to
disseminate this misinformation.
with any other treatment, there are potential complications and this is why
selecting a good IVF doctor is so important. One of the possible medical Â risks is that of ovarian hyper-stimulation
syndrome ( OHSS), but in a well-managed clinic, this risk should be virtually
This is why
it's so important that patients understand the medical details about their treatment
, so they can check if their doctor is doing is following best practices. Obviously
, the risk of complications is much higher in a poorly run clinic which doesnât
Â have enough experience or expertise to
monitor each patient properly .
other medical risks , and a clumsy doctor could cause bleeding , or an
infection , after the egg collection . There is also the risk of multiple
pregnancy, especially for clinics who transfer too many embryos .
is a potential risk for an ectopic pregnancy , which means the embryo, instead
of implanting in the uterus , may implant in the tube and this is not something
which any doctor can do too much about.
involved in your treatment will help you reduce the risk of complications , because
you can make sure that you go to a good clinic , where the complication rate is
going to be lower because they know how to provide high quality care .
the most important complications of IVF are not medical ! They are the
emotional trauma which patients go through, especially when the cycle fails ; and
the financial risk, which means that in spite of spending all that money , there
is no surety that the patient will get pregnant.