Can Infertility Treatments Heighten Risk of Birth Defects

Traditional infertility treatment is a major decision fraught with many hearth wrenching questions if I do this will my baby be normal or have birth defects.

A University of Adelaide study identifies the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of traditional infertility treatment offered to women.

In some cases the Australian researchers found that the risk of serious birth defects, when using assisted reproductive technology (ART) infertility treatment, was 10 to 40% greater than that for natural pregnancy conception. Birth defects included cerebral palsy and cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal abnormalities.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, the method by which sperm is directly injected into an egg, resulted in a 9.9% risk of birth defects as compared with a 5.8% risk for when babies are conceived naturally.

Meanwhile, the risk of birth defects resulting for couples using in vitro fertilization, or IVF, which involves a sperm and an egg being placed in a test tube simultaneously, was found to be 7.2%. Million of babies around the world are born annually as a result of assisted reproductive technologies.

These procedures are invasive, expensive, and involve matters of intense emotional content for both the female and male partner. Interestingly, the study found that the use of frozen sperm in ICSI resulted in fewer birth defects than the employment of fresh embryo transfers.

The theory behind this finding is that the freezing process (cryopreservation) used to store fertilized embryos for later use results in developmentally-compromised embryos that fail to survive the freeze/thaw process.

This Australian study also showed that women who used the common fertility tablet clomiphene citrate or Clomid, as it is commonly referred to, without the close supervision of an infertility specialist, tripled their chances of having a baby with birth defects.

Despite the above findings millions of babies around the world are born annually as a result of assisted reproductive technologies and most of these kids are normal. Choosing to take fertility enhancing vitamins before doing infertility treatment give you an advantage point or ensuring your body is not toxic and nutritionally healthier which automatically increases the chance of producing better DNA with eggs and sperm resulting in a healthier pregnant and offspring.

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