We know the decision to pursue IVF is not an easy one.

There are endless questions, concerns, and unknowns. Searching on forums can often provide as much anxiety as it does community support. Before falling down the internet search rabbit hole, we’d like you to read the careful advice of a team of experts.

In a new article by Health.com, fertility experts are asked to separate myths from fact for nine common IVF questions and concerns. The article covers blood clots, birth defects, insurance coverage, multiples, and more – the answers may not be what you’d think.

Here is a sneak peek:

Fact: IVF patients may have more complicated pregnancies


It’s true that a doctor might want to monitor an IVF patient more closely for obstetrical complications like
gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and preterm delivery, says Meike Uhler, MD, an ob-gyn and reproductive endocrinologist at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. But if so, it’s not necessarily because the woman had IVF, she explains, but rather because the underlying cause of infertility may affect pregnancy as well.

Learn about eight more myths and facts by reading the full article at Health.com