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The point of “Truth about Trying Tuesdays” is to get the facts.  The more you know the better equipped you are to make the decisions you need to.  This week take a look at this article from the RESOLVE website about common myths related to IUI, ART and IVF.

 “It is true that fertility treatment increases the risk of having a multiple pregnancy. However, most twins result from spontaneous conceptions — couples who conceive on their own!

Information collected from almost all of the IVF programs in the country found that women under 35 had a 41% chance of having a baby from a single IVF cycle.  The chance of success drops to 32% in women between the ages of 35 to 37, and 22% in women between the ages of 38 to 40.  That number is even lower in women over 40 years of age. 

IUI, when used without stimulation medication, does not appear to further increase the risk of birth defects or developmental delays.”

Read the full article here.

-Cindy

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