• Question: Does IVF have any affects on the brains or brain development of children?

    Asked by Laura :) to Sonia on 9 Nov 2018.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 9 Nov 2018:

      We do not know! IVF is still a new enough tool, but I have not heard of it affecting brain development and I don’t think anyone expects it to. There are studies beginning at the moment that will follow babies who were born using IVF from the moment they were born up to when they are adults. So we should know this answer in a couple of years!