In pregnancies achieved with IVF or ICSI, do fetuses grow at the same rate than in natural pregnancies?

By Elena Izquierdo Trechera MD, MSc.
Last Update: 11/14/2018

Babies grow at the same pattern irrespective of how they were conceived and the type of pregnancy (natural or using reproductive techniques). A different concept is fetal growth in relation to the weeks of pregnancy, which may be influenced by multiple factors, and has been associated with intrauterine growth restriction in artificial pregnancies in comparison with spontaneous or natural pregnancies.

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MD, MSc
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine by the Complutense University of Madrid. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction by the King Juan Carlos University and the IVI. Currently, she is the Medical Director of Clínica de Fertilidad Velázquez (Madrid, Spain).
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Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine by the Complutense University of Madrid. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction by the King Juan Carlos University and the IVI. Currently, she is the Medical Director of Clínica de Fertilidad Velázquez (Madrid, Spain). License: 282866949.
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