Risk of stillbirth four times higher after IVF/ICSI compared to spontaneous or non-IVF fertility treatment pregnancies22 February 2010
Women who become pregnant with a single foetus after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out on Wednesday 24th February. The study of over 20,000 singleton pregnancies, published in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, found a four-fold increased risk of stillbirths for women who had IVF/ICSI compared with women who conceived spontaneously or after fertility treatment that did not involve IVF or ICSI.Read the full article here.
Published in Human Reproduction, Advance Access, 24 February 2010.
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