IVF and multiple pregnancy

multiple-birthsBefore starting IVF, it's important to be aware of the potential problems that could occur. Some of the main risks are outlined below:

Medication side effects
Many women will have some reaction to the medications used during IVF. Most of the time, the side effects are mild and may include:
hot flushes
feeling down or irritable

Multiple births
If more than one embryo is replaced in the womb as part of IVF treatment, there's an increased chance of producing twins or triplets.
Having more than one baby may not seem like a bad thing, but it significantly increases the risk of complications for you and your babies. Problems more commonly associated with multiple births include:
pregnancy-related high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia
gestational diabetes
anaemia and heavy bleeding
needing a caesarean section
NICE guidelines recommend that double embryo transfers should only be considered during treatment in women aged 40-42. Younger women should only be considered for a double embryo transfer if there are no top-quality embryos to choose from.

Ectopic pregnancy
If you have IVF, you have a slightly higher risk of an ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo implants in the fallopian tubes rather than in the womb. This can cause pain in the tummy, followed by vaginal bleeding or dark vaginal discharge.
If you have a positive pregnancy test after IVF, you'll have a scan at six weeks to make sure the embryo is growing properly and that your pregnancy is normal.
Tell your doctor if you experience vaginal bleeding or stomach pain after having IVF and a positive pregnancy test.

Risks for older women
IVF treatment becomes less successful with age. In addition, the risk of miscarriage and birth defects increases with the age of the woman having IVF treatment.
Your doctor will discuss the increased risks that come with age, and can answer any questions you may have.

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