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    Default IVF and Autism

    Hi Guys,

    I have an IVF boy who was diagnosed with ASD. We are planing another IVF here in Melbourne and worried about the ASD. I am turning 35 in Jan 17.

    I want to know the experiences of people over here, if their kids were conceived by IVF and doing pretty well (in health and other aspects).

    Is their any linkage between babies conceived thru IVF and Autism.

    Just wanted people to share their experiences.

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    Haven't done IVF but there is some genetic testing you can do

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    2 ivf daughters and neither are autistic.

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    I have 1 natural and 1 IVF children, neither are ASD. My understanding is there is correlation not causation of IVF and higher rates of Autism. I suspect that is possibly due to a higher than average age range of IVF parents compared to the general population and the fact that there are higher multiple births in IVF too.
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    Have you asked your doctor this question?

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    I have 2 kids both ivf and no ASD.

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    Two IVF ICSI kids, no autism or other health issues here.

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    2 bubs through IVF, had genetic testing as we had many failed cycles. No asd or health issues.

    Good luck to you X

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    From memory, we were told that there was a slightly increased risk of autusm and like conditions with IVF ICSI. That risk might be further increased with another child with autism, but I'm just guessing. Recommended discussing with your FS.

    How old is your DS?

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    DS is turning 5 next month. Doctors usually gives diplomatic answers which is neither true or false.

    IVF is definitely mingling around with nature and on top of it drugs, so definitely odds are more.

    But as many people have replied that there are no issues, I am keeping my fingers crossed.


 

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