February 17, 2014

1 in 100 Babies Born in U.S.

1 More Women Using IVF to Get Pregnant

One in one hundred babies born in the U.S. are conceived with the help of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process by which eggs and sperm are mixed in a lab dish before being implanted in utero, according to a new report by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. That statistic translates to 61,740 babies in 2012, up 2,000 from the previous year. This rising trend is the opposite of U.S. birth rates which have been declining steadily since 2007 perhaps because couples are having babies later in life when fertility begins to decline. The report also indicates that, to avoid multiple births, which raises the risk of prematurity and other problems, 15% of women are using one embryo at a time. In 2007, only 4% of women under 35 used single embryos.

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: IVF Kids Score Better on Academic Tests

Tags: Birth Rates, In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, Pregnancy, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, Fertilization, U.S. Birth Rates

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