There are several studies that indicate a higher probability of chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses after assisted reproductive treatment than in naturally conceived fetuses. However, there are no differences in relation to congenital malformations, i.e., anatomical anomalies in the fetus.
Is IVF more likely to cause fetal malformations?
By Marta Barranquero Gómez (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/25/2019
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).