October 1, 2022

After IVF, an unexpected pregnancy

Despite diagnoses of infertility, some couples who have sought fertility treatments find that they later have a baby naturally, according to a new French study.

Despite diagnoses of infertility, some couples who have sought fertility treatments find that they later have a baby naturally, according to a new French study. In some cases the parents conceived another child beforehand using IVF, while in other cases the couple conceived even following a failed attempt at IVF. 

“Most infertile couples think that they are unable to conceive spontaneously whereas our study shows (this) remains possible,” Dr. Pénélope Troude at the French national medical research institute, INSERM, told Reuters Health. “Our results should give hope to couples who have been unsuccessfully treated by IVF,” Troude and her research team wrote in the report, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Troude said unexplained infertility could be a good sign for couples who want to get pregnant, compared to those who have a clear reason for not conceiving initially.  ~ Fox News, May 4

After IVF, an unexpected pregnancy
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