Pregnancy via IVF could make women 50% more likely to suffer pre-eclampsia complication | Mail Online:
A study in the U.S. found that pregnant women who have had fertility treatment are at greater risk of the condition, which can be lethal to mother and child.
It is characterised by high blood pressure and can lead to convulsions, blood clots, liver damage and kidney failure.
One of the most common causes of premature birth in the UK, pre-eclampsia affects 70,000 British women every year.
There were 42 per cent more cases in women who had conceived using IVF, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's annual conference heard.
Researchers could not be certain why, but said the process of growing the embryo in the lab first might cause 'subtle changes' in the development of the placenta.
And then follows the following sick comment, which obviously stems from the greed for money, which in turn means much more than the lives of their patients.
Charles Kingsland, of the British Fertility Society, said age could also be a factor in the development of the condition.
He said that women who have IVF are often older than those who conceive naturally and may already have medical problems which increase their risk of developing it.
He urged women having IVF not to worry but added: 'We need to be aware that in this group of patients, who may be older, who may have difficulty in getting pregnant, that it doesn’t follow that just because you have got pregnant that everything else is going to be easy.'