727: Long-term pediatric gastrointestinal morbidity of singletons conceived following fertility treatments Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective The prevalence of pregnancies conceived following fertility treatments is increasing worldwide. While the impact on perinatal outcome is well established, the long- term consequences on offspring health are yet to be determined. We aimed to study the association between mode of conception and long-term gastrointestinal morbidity among children born following fertility treatments including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and ovulation induction (OI). Study Design A population-based cohort analysis was performed including all singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2014 at a single regional tertiary medical center. Fetuses with congenital malformations were excluded. A comparison was performed between children delivered following IVF, OI and spontaneous pregnancies. Hospitalizations up to the age of 18 years involving gastrointestinal morbidity were …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018