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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 1:25pm

Anyone seen the Mail on Sunday? ICSI babies...

Has anyone seen this, it's probably in others as is front page of daily mail...

It says that 1 in 10 babies born following ICSI treatment has a defect, twice compared with natural births. A lot is said about clinics pushing for ICSI when not necessary because is costs more...

I was told there was no more chance of defects with IVF/ICSI babies... What about everyone else? Xx

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 3:04pm

Here is the article: UK's most popular IVF treatment in turmoil over shock report into baby defects | Mail Online

I have never heard of an increased risk before.

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 3:34pm

Hmm I must admit Dusky I have done alot of reseach around birth defects/ICSI. When I was informed ICSI was our only likely chance of TTC I was also informed by my clinic it does come with a greater risk than IVF, amongst those risks are birth defects & defects to male genitalia. I read all different reports on the internet which quite frankly scared the hell out of me. I went back to my clinic with these concerns & they assured me like with any birth comes risks, & all the ICSI babies which reached birth at my clinic have been perfectly healthly.... Whilst I was going through my first cycle I remember new reports hitting the news about IVF drugs increasing the risk of overian cancer & I could have done without reading this kind of news during my cycle. Still I accept life comes with a degree of risk & if we read too much bad news we'd never leave the house. Surely if the risk was signifficant it wouldn't be offered to so many women around the world.... Would it? xXx

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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 4:11pm

From what Ive read, it is unknown what the risks of icsi are to the baby because it's still relatively new and studies haven't been going long enough to have valuable evidence of possible negative outcomes. What I have also read (or may have even been included in my icsi info pack from clinic) is that there 'may' be a risk because the sperm ate injected in and otherwise may not have made it! But saying this, it's like a competition and the strongest one may not be the 'best' one or even a perfectly adequate one :)

I'm sure there were all sorts of scary media stories about IVF when it first began too. I agree that the NHS wouldn't provide it if there were big risks.

Oh and the other's the Daily Mail :snigger: they love a sensational headline and whipping up worry in people! It's what they're best at!


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Sunday, May 6th 2012, 7:00pm

my little boy was created by icsi, born nov 07. the only defect he has is my disability, born without kneecaps.

my youngest ds was a miracle natural and we suspect he has no kneecaps either. so at least in my case personally i think with current partner my mutant kneecap gene is the dominant one. and icsi or naturally hasnt overcome this. but i will read the post.

try not to worry too much ladies

After a long hard infertility journey, i am now reluctantly done

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