No, IVF (in vitro fertilization) does not lead to an increased risk of birth defects in children. Before an embryo is transferred to the uterus, it is checked for chromosomal abnormalities and other genetic problems. Studies have shown that the risk of birth defects in babies conceived through IVF is no different than the risk of birth defects in babies conceived naturally.
The simple answer to this question is no; IVF does not lead to defects in the child. While there are some risks associated with IVF, the majority of IVF babies are born healthy and develop normally.
It’s important to remember, though, that even with these potential risks, IVF is a very effective and safe fertility treatment. The vast majority of IVF babies are born healthy, and the risks are low compared to the general population.
It’s also important to note that the risks can be reduced by working with a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility clinic that has experience in IVF and a record of success. A good fertility clinic will carefully screen all potential IVF patients and embryos, and will monitor the mother and baby throughout the pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcome.
Ultimately, IVF is a safe fertility treatment that can help many couples achieve their dreams.