Are IVF babies healthy in body and Mind?
The miracle of birth is sure a beautiful one. The little bundle of joy brings with it numerous reasons for spreading happiness. The innocence of toddlers makes our heart melt. They satisfaction of carrying new life and undertaking the journey of a new individual with them in itself is a boon. But what if nature doesn’t work its course and deprive a certain faction of the population? In the olden days, it was considered bad luck and was left as it is. But nowadays, due to various advancements in technology and the invention of new ways to tackle medical issues has spread a new ray of hope among couples who have been trying for a long time to have a baby.
But some people are a little skeptical about leaving the miracles of nature in the hands of doctors. There are many people who have raised serious concerns regarding the health of the babies born through IVF. They have various doubts regarding the quality of health of the babies who are conceived through IVF and whether it is as good as the ones who are conceived through the natural process of reproduction.
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Are The Health Risks Higher In IVF Babies?
Some studies have shown that IVF babies are at a slightly higher risk of birth defects and premature birth than babies who are conceived naturally. But there is no surety regarding the fact that the process of IVF itself is the reason behind these defects. According to the estimations of researchers, these defects can be caused due to the problem of infertility in either of the parents. Any kind of assisted reproductive techniques has no role if, in any unfortunate circumstances, such defects arise. Although the risk of multiple births is a little higher in case of IVF than natural conception.
On the other hand, this doubt can be mitigated to some extent by looking at the statistics and considering the number of families that have had healthy babies via IVF. During the transfer of embryos, a screening process is carried out which eliminates the unfit ones that are likely to develop any kind of congenital defects in the later phases of their life. Moreover, if the age of the mother is more, the chances of having a healthy baby using IVF is in fact, more than that of having one naturally.