One of the possible consequences of assisted reproduction is the possibility of having a multiple pregnancy. However, this is becoming less and less common since fertility treatments are perfectly controlled and the transfer of a single embryo is usually chosen to avoid a multiple pregnancy.
Another possible consequence of assisted reproduction, especially IVF, is the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. This means that the ovaries respond in an exaggerated manner to the hormonal medication administered during the stimulation phase.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
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).