Study: Test Tube Babies as Healthy as Naturally Conceived Babies

The world’s first test tube baby was born thirty years ago and she herself is a mother now. Like her, most of the 3 million plus babies across the world who were born after a complex fertility treatment seem to be leading a healthy and normal life. This, and years of research have now led scientists to believe that there is certainly very less difference between a child conceived naturally and one termed as a test tube baby.

Study: Test Tube Babies seem as Healthy as Naturally Conceived Babies

The findings presented by Infertility Specialists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego state that there surely is no visible physical difference between the babies.

According to Carmen Sapienza, a geneticist at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania none of the test tube babies are older than thirty and most of them are in their twenties, therefore scientist has not been able to do a long-term study on them to analyze any long-term problems.

But to date, apart from the low birth weight problem seen among most IVF-treated babies, which may lead to possible future ailments like hypertension, heart problem, diabetes, etc. most babies are leading a life very similar to a naturally conceived child.

What the future holds for test tube babies regarding their health can only be found out with certainty by waiting and observing their life, as they grow older. – Atula, Staff Writer

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Atula is a writer, traveler, and a nature-lover. She is also mom to a boy who seems to have inherited all her creative genes. When Atula is not busy making up stories with her son, she writes for numerous magazines, websites, and blogs. She is also working on her site on endangered species called

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