Korean J Perinatol.  2015 Jun;26(2):114-120. 10.14734/kjp.2015.26.2.114.

Perinatal Outcomes of Pregnancy with Assisted Reproductive Technology

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. doctor-joon@hanmail.net

Abstract

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is defined as any treatment and procedure associated with the handling of human oocytes, sperms or embryos for the purpose of establishing a pregnancy. As the use of ART has been dramatically increasing over 3 decades and the number of babies born by ART are increasing, it is important to consider perinatal outcomes of pregnancies with ART including structural abnormalities, growth and development, as well as the clinical pregnancy rate and the live-birth rate with regard to the parameters assessing the success of ART. Clinicians should be aware of maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnancy with ART and infertile couples considering ART should be thoroughly counseled on these issues. In this article, the perinatal outcomes of pregnancy with ART will be reviewed.

Keyword

Assisted reproductive technology; In vitro fertilization; Multifetal pregnancy; Long-term outcome; Perinatal outcome

MeSH Terms

Embryonic Structures
Family Characteristics
Fertilization in Vitro
Growth and Development
Humans
Oocytes
Pregnancy Rate
Pregnancy*
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*
Spermatozoa
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