IVF Frozen Babies Healthy Than Ordinary Ones
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IVF Frozen Babies Healthy Than Ordinary Ones

Research has shown that kids born from frozen IVF are heavier, and their pregnancy period is longer than those from normal fresh embryos. The frozen eggs allow couples to have many IVF from eggs in a single treatment. When some off the eggs are frozen, people can use the fresh embryos first before going for the frozen ones.

This research with 384 baby samples measuring their gestation and weight was presented to British Fertility Yearly Meeting in Leeds for fresh embryos.108 samples for frozen babies was sampled out. The research shows there were no twins in the samples. For the frozen babies, it was documented that they were averagely 253g heavy. Furthermore, it was seen that there was a low percentage of babies born below 2.5ks at 3.7% compared to a high margin of 10.7 % for those born with fresh embryos. It also showed that frozen embryos took long time in pregnancy at 0.65 weeks than the other group.


Suzzane Cawood, heading the research form Centre of Genetic Health and Reproductive London asserted that any technology used in reproduction with assists had to have optimal. Their study shows longer gestation and increased weight for frozen embryos. The poor health is risk, as a result or prematurity and low weights. This are linked to learning and behavior difficulties. The conclusion was that frozen embryos are healthier.

Cawood retorted that the findings are not understood. However, one leeway for this is uterine environment recorded on fresh cycles after embryo transfer upon collection of eggs, with that environment in the frozen cycle when uterus is not stimulated before actual transfer. The result however needs extensive hypothesis.

A similar research carried in 2008 by Danish researchers showed the same results in weight difference. The Danish research showed only embryos of high quality life in the thawing and freezing procedures.

Lewis Jones Clare, CEO OF Infertility UK Network said the new findings supports transfer of a single embryo at a time. With this, multiple rates of pregnancy are cut, which is high in the IVF as compared to natural pregnancy. Clare said if the findings are proved after further research, there is good evidence in medical world allowing people to use single transfer of embryo that has reduced multiple births for babies and mothers.

The transfer of a single embryo gives a healthy baby, allowing further transfer in future for frozen embryo. If proved positive, it will be welcomed and help infertile people. However, Cawood said the major Care Trust in England have ignored this since majority of women get 3 cycles of IVFs on NHS. Furthermore, many will only give funds to fresh embryo research and not the frozen ones making patients to go for private clinics. Cawood called upon the PCTs to avail funds for IVFs as recommended by National Health Institute and Clinical body.

Another research presented showed there is no negative impact on surrogates own kids. This study is the first of its kind worldwide examining kids psychological health for surrogate mothers. Researchers at the Cambridge University Family Research Center interviewed 16 kids between 12 and 22 about own experiences. All had positive views of mothers' surrogacy. 10 said they contacted the surrogate sibling, with good relationships recorded. 12 said they discussed surrogacy openly to friends with positive feedbacks. Majority interviewees had high range of self-esteem.

According to Imrie Susan, a researcher for fertility treatment, the results were only preliminary forming a wider learning experience to psychological health of surrogates and families.There are many experts who are successfully dealing with IVF treatment around the world, like Dr Michael Flynn from Australia, Professor Darren Griffin and Suzzane Cawood from UK, etc.

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