Does IVF pregnancies always lead to Caesarean section delivery?
MYTH: IVF pregnancies always lead to Caesarean section delivery
FACT: An IVF pregnancy is no different from a natural one, and the need for a C-section may arise because of certain complications in pregnancy that may occur even with natural conception, and not because of IVF per se.
However, women conceiving following IVF may be older and the babies conceived through ART are considered 'Precious Babies', because they are a result of a battle against long standing years of infertility. This may be the reason why some couples opt for a planned or elective Caesarean delivery rather than taking a risk with vaginal birth.
Extra care is advisable in cases of twin pregnancies, and the rates of Caesarean section with twins may be higher due to certain risks such as preterm births and malposition to which they are more prone.
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