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In a recently released study from the UK:

Asthma is more common among children born after infertility treatment than among children who have been planned and conceived naturally, according to findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study published online today (Thursday) in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1].

Since we have twins from IVF I was a little concerned but one of the doctors mentions:

She added: “Although we found an association, we cannot tell at this time if it is causal. Further research is needed to establish what might be causing the association and the underlying mechanism involved. It is also important to remember that for most children, asthma is a manageable condition and shouldn’t prevent children from living a full and active life.”

Before we decided to go ahead with IVF I tried to learn as much as I could about the risks to both the baby and myself.  The fact is we don’t have any long-term research because the first IVF baby was only born 34 years ago (Louise Joy Brown, July 25, 1978).  But if researches can determine why adverse reactions may occur after IVF then they can begin to correct it for the next generations.

You can read the whole article here.

-Cindy

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