Ever since the first IVF baby was born more than 40 years back, the Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) has made significant progress. In the present era, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has been a ray of hope for couples struggling with fertility issues. The increasing success of IVF has been the reason behind its popularity.
However, in spite of its great successes, it is unfortunate that there are several myths surrounding IVF. The lack of factual insights on IVF often makes couples reluctant in taking advantage of the miraculous technique.
So here are the 5 most common myths about IVF and the truth behind!
1. Are birth defects, developmental delay, and low birth weight common in IVF babies?
There is no real evidence to support this myth. Studies have shown that very small number of babies born via IVF has a low birth weight. Moreover, the IVF babies are not vulnerable to developmental delays or any major birth defects.
However, a proper counseling with specialized doctors can help eradicate such fears and help achieve a successful outcome. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can be a useful way for determining the probability of a child with genetic defects. Although pre-implantation genetic diagnosis does not eliminate the risks but it helps in determining the genetic health of the growing embryo.
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2. Is weight a determining factor in success of IVF?
Although it is suggested- for one’s own health, as well as the health of the baby- to begin the IVF journey at a healthy BMI. Women with obesity experience lower implantation and success with IVF. Similarly, underweight women may also experience less fecundity. However, there are some specific evidence that shows obesity being a hindrance in success of IVF.
It is thus, suggestive- for the mother to remain healthy for the success of IVF and even after that for a hassle free pregnancy. Maintaining a healthy BMI is the key for the well-being of both the mother and the child.
3. Can one expect multiple babies through IVF?
IVF is associated with an increased incidence of twins or multiple babies. According to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HEFA), one out of five pregnancies may result in multiple babies with IVF. This has been associated with the practice of inserting multiple embryos in the female uterus to enhance the chances of conceiving. This sometimes leads to the implantation of more than one embryo on the uterine lining, causing a twin pregnancy. Apart from this many factors have been postulated as possible causes for this such as maternal age, type of insemination, embryo developmental stage at embryo transfer etc.
However with higher implantation rates and refined cryopreservation protocols for extra embryos this issues has also been mitigated to an extent by the use of single embryo transfer method. This method has been recommended by various IVF experts all across the world as a successful way for preventing the chance of having multiple babies.
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4. Is IVF the best option? Or is it the only option?
‘Every infertility experience is unique and should be treated as such’. Studies show that, 1 out of every 6 couples and 1 out of every 3 couples experience difficulty in conceiving at their 30’s and early 40’s, respectively. Age has a lot to do in determining one’s ability to conceive but there are several other factors that are equally important. For example, women with autoimmune conditions, hypothalamic dysfunctions and hormonal imbalances often seem to have issues with ovulation. World Health Organization has estimated that infertility affects 8–12% of couples globally, with a male factor being a primary or contributing cause in approximately 50% of couples.
Other than IVF there are many other treatment options available but only for some – those suffering from diminished ovarian reserve, damaged or complete blockage of fallopian tubes, and for mild to moderate male infertility issues.
Thus, IVF becomes a holistic option available.
5. The risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer increases with IVF?
So far there has been no scientific evidence reported that shows increased risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer due to IVF. This myth about IVF has been developed because the medications that are commonly used to causes development of multiple mature eggs, fluctuations in progesterone and estrogen levels. Studies have shown the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer among IVF patient was equal to that of the general population.
However, it is true that the risk of ovarian cancer may be increased due to other factors associated with female infertility. But this can happen regardless of undergoing any infertility treatment. IVF is therefore a safe option for couples unable to conceive to fulfill their dream of parenthood.
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