Common Myths About IVF Treatment

With the birth of the first IVF child, infertility treatments have advanced significantly to help couples who are unable to conceive naturally. Several couples who were planning to start family were helped by assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures.

IVF is still widely misunderstood in many parts of the world, despite the astounding number of IVF success stories. You probably have heard some misconceptions or myths about IVF treatment if you have begun IVF treatment or are preparing to undergo your first IVF cycle. Here is a list of some of the most common IVF myths:

Myth 1: IVF is painful

There are some women who believe that IVF injections are painful but this myth is completely false. Very few women have reported any discomfort during their treatment. Egg Pick up and embryo transfers are performed under general anaesthesia, which takes about 15 minutes, and patients can walk out after 2 hours of the procedure. Within a few hours they can resume normal activities. There is no cut or stitch . 

Myth 2: IVF is only for infertile couples

Despite the fact that IVF is frequently used to assist a couple who can’t conceive a child naturally, IVF is not only beneficial to infertile people it’s also done if  either you or your partner has a genetic disease that could have an impact on your baby’s health and lifespan, you may decide to use IVF.

Embryos are examined for genetic flaws in a lab . Only healthy embryos are transplanted. 

Myth 3: You can do IVF at any age

A woman’s reproductive system ages alongside her. She might not be able to produce enough eggs, even with IVF, to develop a healthy embryo. Or perhaps her uterus isn’t strong enough to bear a child to term.

Besides age, Your chances of having an IVF success are also influenced by other factors. Some couples experience difficulties that increase the likelihood of donor gamete  IVF cycles with low AMH and poor quality eggs . 

Myth 4: IVF increases risk of  multiple births

In order to increase your chances of having a live birth, 2-3 good embryos are transferred. . But with the advancement in technology risk of multiple pregnancy can be reduced by transferring single blastocyst. improved. 

Myth 5: Fertility drugs cause cancer

Injections are given for multiple egg formation, usually they are harmless . IVF has been used to conceive children by more than 48.5 million couples globally. In the years after the treatment of these couples, no studies have identified an elevated risk of cancer.

Myth 6: IVF babies face health issues

IVF has resulted in the birth of millions of healthy babies who are just like those conceived naturally. Risk of any abnormality is the same as with natural conception. 


If your doctor has advised you for IVF then prepare yourself physically and mentally without any fear and apprehension. Clear your doubts before going for IVF and follow your doctor’s advice.