I thought after the recent news events about the mother who gave birth to 8 live babies by IVF.I would discuss some factors you may wish to concider before attempting a cycle of IVF.
see the link below for a picture of the mum “suleman” pregnant with 8 babies before she actually gave birth premature to all 8 babies.
You may be concidering IVF treatment because there are no other options of having a baby naturally.You love children so much you would do anything to have one and so decide on the option of going through IVF. Would you want the consultant to implant more than 1 or 2 eggs.Implanting more eggs does increase the chance of getting pregnant but
If you knew some of the problems it could cause or having to make a disturbing decision of embro reduction once you are pregnant.(meaning killing some of the babies in the womb to give the others a better chance).Could you cope emotionally in making that decision knowing how much having children really mean to you.If at least some were frozen for a later date. several attempts could be made, instead of putting all the babies lives at risk by having them put back in the womb all at once.
1.Babies born following fertility treatment are more likely to be premature and to have a lower birth weight than those conceived naturally, according to a group of Dutch and Australian researchers.Mainly due to multpile pregnancy occuring and premature births of the babies.
2.Higher rates of miscarriage.
20% of women pregnant with twins suffer from pregnancy induced hypertension, compared to around 1–5% of women pregnant with a singleton.
Research in the UK found that the risk of pre-eclampsia was up to 30% for twin pregnancies compared to 2–10% in singleton pregnancies.
The risk of gestational diabetes is up to 12% in twin pregnancies compared to around 4% for singleton pregnancies.
Higher chance of intervention in delivery. Elective and emergency caesarean section rates are higher for mothers of twins.
Between 40-60% of IVF twins are transferred to neonatal care units when they are born, compared with 20% of IVF singletons. In a Belgian study, intensive care stays of more than four weeks were endured by 11.7% of IVF twins, but only 1.6% of IVF singletons.
The risk of delivery before 28 weeks is 1.2% for twins compared to 0.2% for singletons.
Research in the UK and Ireland found that 75% of babies born before 26 weeks died very soon after birth and before admission to neonatal care. Those admitted had a 39% chance of survival. 62% of those that survived had significant brain damage, retinopathy of prematurity, and/or ongoing oxygen dependence at their predicted due date.
In a Belgian study, 8% of twins required assisted ventilation and 6% suffered from respiratory distress syndrome compared to 1.5% and 0.8% for singletons respectively.http://www.fertility.org.uk/news/pressrelease/08_09-SingleEmbyoGuidelines.html.
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Several studies have shown that twins are between 4 and 6 times more likely to suffer from cerebral palsy than singletons. 12.6/1000 twins had cerebral palsy, compared with 2.3/1000 singletons. A European multi-centre study reported that cerebral palsy risk was increased by low gestational age and birth weight.
Delay in language acquisition:
Twins have more problems with language development. Research in Denmark found that 6.4% of IVF twins needed speech therapy compared with 3.2% of IVF singletons.
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