Too much IVF could reduce the chances of having a healthy baby.:
Scientists has recently found reason to believe that too-much ‘high-intensity’ IVF treatment could reduce the chance of having a healthy baby.
Many patients are often given strong doses of drugs to ‘force’ their ovaries into producing large numbers of eggs to harvest for IVF. The reasoning behind doing this, would be, the more eggs available, the higher the chance of getting a ‘good’ egg.
However, now fertility experts has reason to think this is lowering the chances of getting pregnant as doing this could damage the eggs themselves. Scientists fear that the large amounts of FSH are making it more likely for the embryo to have chromosome abnormalities. It is a well-known fact that chromosome faults within a fertilised egg can lead to a variety of life-long conditions and disabilities such as Down’s syndrome or the death of the embryo in early pregnancy (miscarriage) –this is more common. Scientists strongly believe that too much FSH can cause too little or too many chromosomes. So, it should be reduced...