While some data suggest that IVF-conceived children have a little greater rate of birth abnormalities than the general population (4 to 5% vs. 3%), it’s conceivable that this difference is attributable to factors other than IVF treatment.
It’s vital to remember that birth defects affect roughly 3% of all births in the general population for significant malformations and 6% if lesser defects are included. According to recent studies, the rate of significant birth abnormalities in IVF-conceived offspring could be in the range of 4 to 5%. This slightly higher proportion of abnormalities has also been found in children born following IUI and naturally-conceived siblings of IVF children, suggesting that the risk factor is endemic to this patient population rather than the method used to produce conception.
According to research, IVF-conceived children perform on par with the general population in terms of academic success, as well as behavioural and psychological health. More research is being conducted to learn more about this critical subject.
A response to ovarian stimulation is influenced by a number of factors, the most important of which are the availability of eggs, optimal hormone levels, effective medication administration, and lifestyle/environmental factors.
A woman’s eggs must be available to respond to ovarian stimulation, which is frequently referred to as ovarian reserve. If a woman’s ovarian reserve is depleted (as evidenced by high follicle stimulation hormone (FSH) levels in her blood, low anti Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels in her blood, or a low antral follicle count on ultrasound), she may not have a strong (or any) response to stimulation.
An alternative stimulation strategy or donated eggs may be employed for these patients (from a woman known or unknown to the patient).
It’s possible that a woman has enough eggs but lacks the required pituitary hormones to respond. In this situation, a different medication—one that contains both FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH)—might be able to provide the best results.
A woman’s sensitivity to stimulation might also be influenced by her lifestyle. Weight, diet, and stress management, as well as the avoidance of tobacco, alcohol, and recreational drugs, can all help to increase ovarian stimulation response.
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No. Some women, such as egg donors, may have several Egg Retrieval procedures, and there is no evidence that these procedures cause long-term difficulties. Of course, there are certain short-term hazards, such as infection or bleeding, but these are relatively unusual occurrences. Ovaries appear to be unaffected by stimulation and egg retrieval, according to studies.
Following an egg retrieval, you may experience some spotting and cramps. Needles punctures in the vaginal wall are most likely the cause of this bleeding. Bleeding and cramping should be light and less intense than during your typical period.