Does IVF Affect the Baby’s Genes?
IVF does not directly affect the baby’s genes. The genetic material of the embryo created through IVF is the same as that of the parents. However, there is a small risk of genetic abnormalities associated with certain types of IVF procedures, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which involves injecting a single sperm directly into the egg. This can increase the risk of certain genetic disorders, such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of different IVF procedures with a healthcare provider before proceeding with treatment.