Pregnancy After In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Extra Attention for Pregnancy after Infertility

Pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF) brings a special kind of joy – but IVF may also increase risks of some complications. IVF increases the likelihood of twins or more, with accompanying risk for premature birth, high blood pressure, placenta abnormalities and other challenges. Advanced maternal age (often the reason for IVF) increases risk for miscarriage and birth defects. Fortunately, our experienced maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists and colleagues are experts in addressing all these needs – and they work closely with colleagues in our Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, your hard-won pregnancy is in good hands.

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Choose Our Unique Resources for High-Risk Pregnancies

  • Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists, partnering with world-class experts throughout the hospital, address preexisting medical conditions and those that develop during pregnancy.
  • Our team of experts offer Virtual Visits to connect with you while you stay at home. Many appointments, including an initial consult, second opinion, monitoring, or follow-up care, can effectively be held virtually so you can begin or continue your care.
  • For your convenience, our MFM specialists are available in multiple locations across eastern MA and southern NH. Deliveries are at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
  • More than 200 women give birth to multiples each year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. You can count on the deep experience of our maternal-fetal medicine specialists (also called high-risk obstetricians) for delivering twins, triplets and more.
  • Our state-of-the-art 66-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers the most advanced technology in New England for premature babies and special room configurations for twins and triplets.

 

We understand that you may have concerns and want to assure you that we are steadfast in our commitment to safely providing the care you need. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are available to connect with you in person and with Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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