More Birth Defects Seen With Assisted Reproduction

Link ... A new study has found a higher rate of birth defects among babies conceived by assisted reproduction compared to babies conceived naturally.

... almost 3 percent of infants conceived with assisted reproduction were diagnosed with a major birth defect, compared to less than 2 percent of babies conceived naturally ...

... 3.45 percent of those born via IVF had major birth defects.

... One contributing factor could be the greater age of mothers... who undergo this treatment ...