Is a natural pregnancy different from one achieved through assisted reproductive techniques?

There are no important differences between a natural pregnancy and one achieved from assisted reproduction: once the embryo transfer is carried out, the development of the baby will be exactly the same.

The risk of miscarriage or malformation has not been increased, but some studies have found a slightly higher risk of preterm birth or low birth weight. These problems do not seem to be related to the assisted reproductive technique, but rather to the cause of infertility: women over 40 years of age, with uterine malformations or other pathologies… These pregnancies should be followed carefully.

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