In Vitro Fertilization:
What is it?

In Vitro Fertilization:
How is it Used?

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In Vitro Fertilization Side Effects and Warnings

Side Effects and Warnings

#Possible Complications

If you are planning to have IVF, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Still not being able to become pregnant—Older women (over age 40) are less likely to conceive and carry to term.
  • Having multiple babies
  • Ectopic pregnancy (embryo develops outside the uterus)
  • Anesthesia-related problems
  • Short- and long-term adverse effects from fertility drugs
  • Ovarian rupture (rare)

#Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
  • Any unusual symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.