It is estimated that more than 4.5 million couples experience infertility each year, and more than 4 million babies have been born using IVF since 1978. However, assisted reproductive technologies continue to raise many medical, social, ethical, political and religious questions, often leading to controversial and sometimes inaccurate opinions about the outcomes of pregnancies resulting from these techniques. This is the first book dedicated to pregnancies arising from assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Chapters cover the most important management issues, from early pregnancy to outcome of children resulting from ART, including gynaecological, genetic and obstetric complications. Each chapter is written and edited by leading experts in the field of human reproduction. A timely, practical and evidence-based guide to the management of ART pregnancies, based on 30 years of clinical experience, this is essential reading for reproductive and maternal-fetal specialists as well as general obstetricians and gynaecologists.
1. Introduction Botros R. M. B. Rizk and Eric R. M. Jauniaux; 2. Early pregnancy failure after ART Lesley Regan; 3. Gynaecologic problems in early pregnancy after ART Davor Jurkovic; 4. Management of pregnancies following OHSS Botros R. M. B. Rizk and Raphael Ron-El; 5. Prenatal diagnosis after ART Ron Maymon; 6. Pregnancy after IVF: the obstetric perspective Michael Ludwig; 7. Pregnancy complications of different ART techniques Gamal Serour; 8. Multiple pregnancies after ART Eric R. M. Jauniaux; 9. Children born after ART Tajinder Singhrao and Alastair Sutcliffe; 10. Pregnancy after ICSI Paul Devroey and Willem Verpoest; 11. Pregnancy outcome after oocyte and embryo cryopreservation Eleanora Porcu; 12. Pregnancy after fertility preservation Melanie Davies; 13. Pregnancy after ovarian transplantation Sherman Silber; 14. Ethical and legal perspectives of ART pregnancies Francoise Shenfield; 15. ART pregnancies: the historical perspective Basil C. Tarlatzis and Eric R. M. Jauniaux; Index.