Couples faced with the problem of infertility of one or both spouses, and preparing for IVF, always worry: whether their baby will be different from children conceived naturally. In modern medicine, in vitro fertilization is recognized as the leading reproductive technology that allows many people to become happy parents. Despite the high level of this method, today there are still speculations about its effectiveness and safety. The specialists of the MC "Medical Plaza" have prepared the most accurate information, allowing to know what kind of children are born in IVF, as well as helping to form the right opinion about the procedure and cast unnecessary doubts.
MAIN MYTHS ABOUT THE IVF
Today one can face various negative statements about the characteristics of children born through in vitro fertilization. In fact, most of them are nothing more than myths, which can be easily debunked:
CHILDREN AFTER IVF ARE BORN STERILE, UNABLE TO BECOME PARENTS IN ADULTHOOD WITHOUT SPECIAL TREATMENT.
Proof of the incorrectness of this opinion are the life stories of people who were born through in vitro fertilization. Specialists say that there is no reason to doubt whether babies can be born in vitro fertilization. Most of them have their own offsprings, conceived naturally, and do not have reproductive health problems. Today there is no longer a question of whether IVF children can have their own children, and their infertility rate does not exceed standard rates.
TEST TUBE BABIES OFTEN HAVE GENETIC ABNORMALITIES.
During the implementation of the IVF programme in all modern clinics, as well as in our center, high-tech pre-implantation diagnostics is necessarily carried out. It allows to reveal with high accuracy various genetic pathologies already on 3 days of embryo development. After implantation, the condition of the woman and the growing fetus is monitored throughout the pregnancy. In the case of IVF children, statistics state: thanks to this approach, the risk of giving birth to offspring with genetic abnormalities is always lower than under normal conditions.
IN IVF BIRTHS, SICK BABIES WITH POORER HEALTH ARE BORN
Years of observation of children conceived by In Vitro Fertilization does not show a predisposition to frequent colds or other diseases. The version that IVF children are sick has no proof. Such babies, along with all the others are vaccinated and undergo various preventive procedures. If IVF was carried out, the health of the child will always meet all age requirements. In many cases, it is noted that IVF children are healthier than others, which is explained by carefully considered conditions of their conception.
DEVELOPMENT OF IVF CHILDREN IS DELAYED
In this case, things are completely different. A child born in this way is always more welcome. Parents of such babies pay them increased attention, with special trembling attitude to their health, in every way contribute to the timely mental and physical development. At the same time, many professionals advise to avoid excessive care, as too much intrusive care can negatively affect the formation of human personality.
IN THE FUTURE, CHILDREN CONCEIVED AS IVF-CONSCIOUS MAY HAVE PROBLEMS ABSORBING THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND FALL BEHIND IN THEIR STUDIES.
Such speculations are completely unfounded. There are statistics based on the opinion of teachers. Most teachers argue that children born with IVF are able to master even the most difficult subjects well and often have high scores in various disciplines.
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT DURING IVF-PROCEDURE DONOR CELLS ARE USED, A GENETICALLY "FOREIGN" CHILD APPEARS IN THE FAMILY.
In fact, in vitro fertilization involves the use of germ cells of the spouses themselves. The use of donor material is resorted to in very rare cases - only when serious indications are found in patients. Such a necessity may arise if the expectant mother has no ovaries at all. A man can become a father, even if he has a severe form of infertility.
In rare cases involving the need for donors, young and healthy people who have undergone thorough genetic screening are selected. Semen is specially treated and prepared, all non-viable cells are sieved, and as a result, the child is born healthy in all respects with IVF.
MC “Medical Plaza” specialists claim that the risk of giving birth to children with various genetic pathologies is much lower during conception by in vitro fertilization than during natural fertilization. Thanks to the improvement of this procedure, the possibility of developing Down syndrome, hemophilia and other serious disorders in the baby is eliminated. The only possible risk during IVF is the onset of multiple pregnancies that increase the load on the female body.
To increase the chances of successful implantation and a successful pregnancy in the uterus cavity is injected not one, but several embryos. Most often, their number is not more than 2, but even in this case they can become 4 fetuses. If there are certain indications or the patient's consent, the doctor may transfer more than two embryos into the uterus cavity.
In our medical center, IVF procedure is performed according to the leading medical standards. The whole world and we, in particular, strive for the transfer of only one selectively selected embryo. As a result of pre-implantation diagnostics, we can transfer one healthy boy or girl, which excludes multiple pregnancies.
After the implantation, hormone maintenance therapy is mandatory, which minimizes the risk of multiple pregnancies and related complications.
ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IVF KIDS AND REGULAR KIDS?
The version that children born from IVF have a significant difference with babies conceived in the traditional way is completely unfounded. In fact, they do not differ from each other in any way - physically, psychologically or intellectually.
The only difference in IVF of children is only in the process of their conception. In the In Vitro Fertilization procedure, medical intervention is present only at two stages:
- the connection of the germ cells of future parents;
- during the transfer of embryos into the female uterus.
After the successful implantation of a fetal egg, pregnancy develops naturally, in accordance with all laws of nature. Our doctors carefully follow all stages of the procedure, so that in IVF healthy children are born, capable of leading a full life and having their own offspring.
All the studies conducted so far have proven the effectiveness and safety of this method. Couples who have problems with conception, should know: the negative consequences of the procedure is completely absent. Feedback from patients who received the opportunity to live a full family thanks to the professionalism of our specialists, is another confirmation of the reliability of in vitro fertilization. It is important to consider that future parents can also choose the desired sex of the child during IVF.
Doctors of our center are urged not to doubt the high results of reproductive technology. Doctors conducting the procedure claim that IVF children and their peers who were born after normal conception are absolutely the same. It is also worth casting aside doubts about whether children born from IVF can have children. By becoming happy parents today, you are also very likely to have your own grandchildren in the future.