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Infants Conceived With IVF Run Higher Risk For Premature Death

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Infants Conceived With IVF Run Higher Risk For Premature Death

2020-02-18 10:17:521 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

Children conceived using in vitro fertilization, or IVF, have a slightly higher risk of dying during infancy. In a recent study, researchers noted that IVF infants had a 45% higher risk of death during early life than others. They linked this increased risk to the fact that a higher number of IVF children are born prematurely. UPI reports the researchers emphasized that the risk of infant mortality is still very small for both groups. Prior studies have shown that IVF pregnancies have an increased risk of low birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects.

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