IVF - A new exciting horizon
Nikhil Ranjan Rajkhowa
IVF is one of the most effective methods of assisted reproductive technology. It may involve eggs, sperm or embryos from a known or anonymous donor. Even, a gestational carrier - a woman who has an embryo implanted in her uterus - might be used. IVF babies are found as normal as any other baby in terms of physical and mental development. Complications of ectopic pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, miscarriage are higher in IVF pregnancies. Although the fertilization and clinical pregnancy rate is higher but the take home baby rate is not more than 27 - 30% in most of the IVF centers.