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Are there any drawbacks to IVF?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 05/05/2022

Of course. Although IVF IVF has great advantages compared to other fertility treatments such as AI, it also has some drawbacks.

First of all, the effectiveness of IVF treatment is not 100%, as it is also important to take into account aspects such as the woman's age, the quality of the gametes, etc.

On the other hand, IVF can lead to multiple pregnancy, which poses risks for the woman and the fetuses.

In addition, IVF treatment requires the patient to be administered hormonal medication to stimulate the development of multiple ovarian follicles. These drugs could lead to the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Therefore, some women experience dizziness, nausea, abdominal pain, etc. during IVF treatment.

Read the full article on: What Are the Advantages of IVF? ( 54).
 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.