Are IVF Babies Different from Normal Babies? Here’s What You Need to Know
08 Jun 2022 by Rotunda - The Center for Human Reproduction
In-vitro fertilization(IVF) is a set of medical treatments used to help with fertility or prevent hereditary problems and assist with conception. In the IVF procedure, a woman’s eggs are extracted from her ovaries and fertilized with a man’s sperm. It’s an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) that helps women conceive through reproductive techniques.
However, several misconceptions regarding the IVF process exist. This blog discusses one of the most common questions: Will a test tube baby be as healthy as a normal baby?
About Test-Tube Babies:
A test-tube baby is a child conceived outside the woman’s body. These children are conceived in a lab with the help of the scientifically proven in-vitro fertilization process. Millions of women opt for this procedure and have healthy children. The procedure does not pose any short-term or long-term risk to the child’s health.
Why Is IVF Performed?
IVF is performed to treat infertility. You and your partner can opt for less-invasive treatment options before undergoing IVF, such as taking fertility drugs to increase the production of eggs or having the sperm placed in the uterus as you near ovulation.
IVF is sometimes offered as a primary treatment for infertility in women over 40. IVF can be performed if you or your partner has certain health conditions like:
- Fallopian Tube Blockage
Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes make it difficult for an egg to be fertilized and an embryo to reach the uterus.
- Ovulation Disorder
Infrequent or irregular ovulation decreases egg production for fertilization.
- Uterine Fibroids
Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus, commonly occurring in women over 40, which can hinder the implantation of the fertilized egg.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the uterus lining grows outside your uterus and affects the functions of the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.
- Less Sperm Count
Less sperm concentration and weak mobility, abnormalities in sperm size and shape can make it difficult for sperm to fertilize an egg.
- Unexplained Infertility
This is when standard infertility testing is unable to find any cause for a couple’s inability to conceive.
Are IVF Babies as Normal as Others?
People often wonder whether an IVF baby is as normal as other children. The answer is yes, IVF children are as normal as other children in terms of their mental and physical attributes. The only difference between the children is the conceiving process.
The Success Rate of IVF:
Several factors determine IVF success rates, including
- Duration of infertility
- Where the procedure is being performed
- Whether eggs are frozen or fresh
- Whether the eggs are donated or are your own
- Your age
According to WebMD, the latest report from 2018 shows that 50% of IVF procedures in women ages 35 and under resulted in a live birth. The IVF success rate is approximately 7.9% for people aged above 40.
If you or a loved one is looking for the best IVF treatment in Mumbai, contact us at Rotunda IVF. Our fertility experts can answer all your questions related to the IVF procedure. Depending on your medical condition, we can provide you with a personalized fertility treatment plan.