It is a common question, and in some cases concern, that babies conceived through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or other Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) will be more susceptible to health issues than those conceived via natural conception. This, along with other similar myths have been researched time and time again, to come to a conclusive answer: No.
Are IVF children healthy ?
Research has found that babies conceived through IVF were just as healthy as those who were conceived naturally. More-so, their health remained constant all the way through to adulthood. Researchers from Monash University, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne once conducted a study that was funded by Melbourne IVF preceding the National Health and Medical Research Council grant. This study found that: