Problems of in vitro fertilisation

Problems associated with in vitro fertilisation may be due to ovarian stimulation or pregnancy.

Risks derived from ovarian stimulation include:

  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Multiple births: in cycles where two embryos are transferred, chances for a twin pregnancy are 6%. In cycles where three embryos are transferred, chances for a twin pregnancy are 6% and chances for a triplet pregnancy are 3%.

Ectopic pregnancy

Risks derived from pregnancy include:

  • Miscarriage: it is estimated to occur in between 20-22% of the cases, being more common during early pregnancy.
  • Ectopic pregnancy: according to statistics, 2 or 5 women out of every 100 women undergoing in vitro fertilisation may have an ectopic pregnancy. In natural conception, its probability may reach 1% up to 1.5%.
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