One question that we are often asked is: “After how many weeks is IVF pregnancy safe?” If you’re as curious as a cat about this, then let’s dive in, shall we?
Remember when you were a kid, and how a magician’s trick would leave you astounded? IVF feels a bit like that, except the magic is science! IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization, is a procedure where an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body, in a controlled environment. This fertilized egg, now an embryo, is then transferred into the woman’s uterus. Abracadabra, and you’re on the journey to becoming parents.
Just as a pilot announces when you can unbuckle your seatbelt post-takeoff, there’s a moment in the IVF pregnancy when you can breathe easy, knowing that the odds are now in your favour. An IVF pregnancy is considered safe around the 12th week.
Table : Timeline of IVF Pregnancy
|1-2||Embryo transfer||Cautious phase|
|3-4||Implantation and pregnancy confirmation||Still cautious|
|5-11||Embryo growth and development||Gradual increase in safety|
|12+||Reduced risk of miscarriage||Generally considered safe|
The 12th week marks the end of the first trimester. By this time, the chances of miscarriage drop significantly, which is why it is generally considered a 'safe' period.
While reaching the 'safe' period improves the odds, it does not guarantee childbirth. Regular check-ups and following medical advice is critical throughout the pregnancy.
Yes, but with caution. It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities and continue with a healthy lifestyle.
At India IVF Clinics we provide the most comprehensive range of services to cover all the requirements at a Fertility clinic including in-house lab, consultations & treatments.