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    Default Birth weight, gestation and complications

    Hi,
    I was just wondering for the people who have had their IVF babies what their birth weight was and at what gestation? Where there any complications for birth due to the LBW and gestation. Also how did bubs go? Did they need extra care nicu etc.

    Any help or stories would be appreciated, TIA

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    I had an elective CS (no medical reason for it) at 39 weeks exactly and DD was 4.2kg. She had a minor heart murmur that fixed itself and jaundice from her blood type clashing with mine. Neither related to IVF.

    I believe studies have shown with a fresh IVF cycle results in a marginally lower birth weight, but only by about 200g. I believe there is no difference in a FET.

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    I had a planned (but necessary) c section at 38w due to placenta previa. Birth weight was 3.1kg. No complications. My little one (girl) was the result of a fresh ICSI cycle.

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    I had an emergency c section with dd at 41+3 weeks gestation. She was 3.8kg and had no issues.

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    Thanks for your replies everyone.
    it's all so confusing, I'm reading everywhere low birth weight premature birth for ivf babies etc. it's just hard to sift through things. Can I ask what day embie you were?

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    My bub was a 3 day fet and I'm now pregnant again with another 3 day fet.

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    OP what stage of the ivf process are you? I've always been told that once past the risky early stages of pregnancy there's no real difference between you and a naturally conceived pregnancy.

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    My DS was a day 5 FET embie. I had a planned c section at 38+6 due to grade 3 placenta pravia. He was 3.77kg (8lb4oz).

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    My DD wasn't conceived through IVF so apologies if my input isn't appropriate.
    Through my NICU experience I met quite a few IVF mothers, and a common reason for their prem baby was a weakened cervix. One of the neonatologists commented that there was a slightly elevated risk but not major.

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    GM01 - what causes a weakened cervix? Oh and I'm sure your input is appreciated


 

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