Children concieved by IVF are just as healthy as children born naturally

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports. Lead researcher David Amor said the results should provide peace of mind for parents of IVF children as the number of births from sperm donor conception has doubled in Victoria since 2010. “Women and couples who are choosing…

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For soon-to-be-parents: Our weekly wrap of key findings on pregnancy and IVF treatment

Whether you’re a pregnant woman, or a couple trying to conceive, you’re bound to receive advice from various quarters. However, it’s best to rely on medical research while making health and lifestyle choices. We round up 5 of the latest findings on pregnancy. 1) Cut down your sugar intake Women, consuming a lot of sugar during pregnancy might double the chance of your kid’s tendency to develop asthma. A recent study involving 9,000 mother and children pairs, found strong positive associations with allergy and allergic asthma. The sugar link with…

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