5 Common Myths Busted Associated with IVF

5 Common Myths Busted Associated with IVF

IVF or In Vitro Fertilization has become the most common answer to infertility and is also a boon to couples with fertility issues. Since IVF has become known to people, millions of children have been born worldwide using IVF and other assisted reproduction techniques. But still, people don’t have complete knowledge about IVF, which has given rise to a number of myths associated with it. 

In this article, we aim to bust the most common myths related to IVF and other assisted reproduction techniques. 

Myths take birth from unawareness and ignorance. So, before anything, it is required to gain knowledge about IVF.


In simple words, IVF or In-Vitro-Fertilization is a type of Assisted Reproductive Technology that provides the gift of parenthood to the intended parents by assisting them in conceiving a baby. 

The process involves the joining of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish. It is a complex process with multiple steps involved including fertilization, embryo development, and implantation. IVF can be done using the couple’s own eggs and sperm or eggs, sperms, or embryos from an anonymous donor.


The history of IVF  goes back to the prior 1800’s, which could be surprising for many people. but due to lack of research, this phase of IVF is not noticeable in the history of IVF. The golden period in the time of IVF is stated back in the 1900s when Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards initially introduced In vitro fertilization (IVF) in the 1970s to treat female infertility caused by damaged or blocked fallopian tubes. years of research and hard work in the field of IVF resulted in the birth of the world’s first baby conceived through IVF in 1978. By 1986, over 1,000 children were born via IVF. The 40-year journey of developing IVF brought the challenge of infertility into public conversation and changed millions of lives around the world.


IVF is no longer an alien word for people now. Continuous enhancements in the IVF technique have been in the process by doctors and scientists. Thousands of births take place through IVF every day. People with fertility issues consider IVF nothing but a blessing to fulfill their dreams of a baby. IVF has become the most common assisted reproduction technique. Earlier not many people could afford IVF being it an expensive treatment. But now it can easily be afforded by the middleman. 

IVF has come a long way from being an alien concept to the most preferred solution for infertility treatments. 


1. IVF – An answer to all infertility issues.

People believe that IVF can resolve all the issues related to infertility. Undoubtedly there are multiple assisted reproductive procedures available to cure many infertility issues today and IVF is just one of them. But still, there are multiple issues that cannot be cured with IVF. There are other techniques that can be used for treating infertility other than IVF.

2. A 100% success rate

IVF is expected to have a 100% success rate by the people. Although in reality, IVF has a success rate of about 60% in couples below the age of 35. At most the IVF centres can provide a success rate of 70-80%, but it can never be more than that. Also, there are multiple factors over which the success rate of IVF depends such as age, cause of infertility, and biological and hormonal conditions.

3. Babies born with defects

This is the most common myth associated with IVF-born babies.  People widely believe that IVF babies are born with birth defects and malformations. In reality, the absolute risk of delivering an IVF baby with malformations is low. IVF is a complex and sensitive technique involving many procedures that are performed very precisely. The risk of an anomalous fetus in spontaneous or IVF babies is the same as in the general population. 

4. IVF not a safe procedure

People with no or minimal knowledge about IVF consider it an unsafe procedure. On the contrary, it is a safe procedure with only about 2% of patients standing the risk of becoming unwell from ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and few other risks. It is important to choose a doctor and center for IVF precisely after collecting entire knowledge about the doctor performing IVF and the IVF center.

5. IVF pregnancies result in cesarean births

IVF pregnancies are just like naturally conceived ones and do not indicate birth through cesarean section. Couples who have tried to conceive for many years or those with higher chances of multiple pregnancies can opt for elective cesarean delivery. A very normal vaginal delivery is possible following IVF. 


Vinsfertlity comes with the best solution where you can get involved in the low-cost IVF treatment. We make sure to provide the parents with the joy of parenthood. We also ensure to associate you with the top IVF centres with a high success rate. Vinsfertility provides you with a team of in-house consultants and doctors to provide you with the full knowledge about the process and answer all your queries. We help you to choose the best centre and doctor to provide the best infertility treatment as per your concern in your city. It is made sure that the treatment is top-notch and personalized care is provided to the intended couple through Vinsfertility.

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