Fertility patients will welcome a new study which has found that children born after assisted conception have been getting steadily healthier, with fewer babies born prematurely. It’s the largest study to look into the health of IVF babies, and followed 92,000 children born after assisted conception from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
A key factor in the improved health of the children born after fertility treatment was the reduction in multiple births – this means that babies are less likely to be born prematurely which is a big risk associated with multiple pregnancy. Although this study focused on children born in Scandanavia, we have also seen a decline in the number of multiple births after IVF/ICSI in the UK and this research shows that the One at a Time policy we’ve adopted here will not only impact on multiple pregnancy rates, but also on the health of children born after assisted conception.
You can read more about the study, which is published in the Journal Human Reproduction, here http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org