IVF is a safe and effective treatment for infertility. IVF has very low risks to the patient. The risks include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, multiple gestations, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, and risks of the egg harvest procedure.
As IVF leads to an increased chance for twins, the mother may have a more complicated pregnancy that may increase her chances of gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and increased need for C/S.
There has been no proof that IVF or the medications used in IVF lead to an increased risk of ovarian or breast cancers.
Babies born from IVF have the same low rate of birth defects as babies born from a natural conception. Additionally, studies have not detected any differences in the development or the abilities of the children born after IVF as compared to natural conception.
At Dallas IVF, patient safety is integral to our treatments. Our goal is to conceive a healthy baby with safe and proven infertility treatments.