Answer from: Raúl Olivares, MD
There shouldn’t be any difference between babies born after IVF and babies born after the natural pregnancy. We now have a lot of experience because we have couples who have secondary infertility, so these are patients who already have a first baby born naturally, and we see that the development both psychological, neurological, and also with regard to the diseases and physical condition is very similar. In some cases, the risk can be even lower because when we do IVF, we have different tools, tests, which can help us reduce the risk of having unexpected diseases such as single-gene diseases or chromosomapathy.
I wouldn’t consider that there is any difference in terms of risk or neurological or psychological, or social development between babies born after IVF and babies born naturally.
Are babies conceived via IVF different in any way than other babies?
How is an IVF child different from a normal child? Are they as normal as other babies conceived naturally?