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Conceived via IVF on child's health history?



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amother
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Post Tue, Jun 18 2024, 5:48 pm
Is this something relevant or important to disclose when you go to doctors, specialists, therapists etc? What about alternative health providers?

Why or why not?
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amother
Denim


 

Post Tue, Jun 18 2024, 5:58 pm
I mentioned it at my son’s newborn visit but not at my daughter’s.
I don’t know the answer.
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amother
OP


 

Post Tue, Jun 18 2024, 6:01 pm
amother Denim wrote:
I mentioned it at my son’s newborn visit but not at my daughter’s.
I don’t know the answer.
Did they make note of it or did they give you a weird look for thinking it's relevant?
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amother
OP


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 4:48 pm
Bump
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amother
NeonOrange


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 5:16 pm
Why would it ever matter
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amother
Floralwhite


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 5:23 pm
With my first IVF baby I did. I also told some specialists that we saw (for normal childhood stuff bH). None of them seemed to need that information. I didn’t bother with the next kid.
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Dodgerblue


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 5:31 pm
No, it's not relevant, unless they specifically ask
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Bisque


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 7:08 pm
I never mentioned it and no one ever asked. I don't see how it would affect anything.
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Leaf


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 7:41 pm
When I worked in an early intervention preschool/gan safah in Israel, we had knowledge about which kids were conceived with IVF. When I asked about that, I was given a strange look (like, duh isn’t this obvious) and told that IVF babies often have more complications/ learning disabilities
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amother
Springgreen


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 7:54 pm
Never mentioned it. Never saw reason to. According to my RE, once the pregnancy is past 8 weeks, it's the exact same as a naturally conceived child in all respects.
I have a family of IVF kids, none of whom have any complications or learning disabilities.
I don't think that's true or proven.
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amother
Diamond


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 7:55 pm
Tell that to my kid who went to a top Yeshiva and is now at an Ivy League university. Come to think of it, there were a number of other IVF kids in his class who knocked it out of the park academically.
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amother
Brickred


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 8:07 pm
In Israel they ask every woman being admitted to the delivery room... I had always assumed they wanted to be more sensitive but who knows?

No pediatrician ever asked after the kid was born. The only way I see it being relevant is if donor eggs were used, then the mother's health history is mostly irrelevant, so for example if a daughter is in the 2nd percentile in height, you don't look at the mom and say "well you're 4'11 so it makes sense"
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amother
Denim


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 11:03 pm
I assume she has put it in the chart.
BH it hasn’t come up again.
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DarkKhaki


 

Post Wed, Jun 19 2024, 11:30 pm
amother Brickred wrote:
In Israel they ask every woman being admitted to the delivery room... I had always assumed they wanted to be more sensitive but who knows?

No pediatrician ever asked after the kid was born. The only way I see it being relevant is if donor eggs were used, then the mother's health history is mostly irrelevant, so for example if a daughter is in the 2nd percentile in height, you don't look at the mom and say "well you're 4'11 so it makes sense"


It’s a good thing they ask by delivery Because ivf increases risk of placenta problems. I had issues during delivery with my ivf baby. I didn’t tell my doctor but I should have used high risk.
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amother
Orchid


 

Post Mon, Jul 08 2024, 11:58 pm
It never occurred to me to tell a Dr. how the child was conceived. OB I did tell, it's important they are aware.
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amother
DarkCyan


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 12:32 am
I never mention it to any provider after my daughter was born. Never occurred to me to do so, I don't see the relevance
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amother
Lawngreen


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 12:45 am
amother Brickred wrote:
In Israel they ask every woman being admitted to the delivery room... I had always assumed they wanted to be more sensitive but who knows?

No pediatrician ever asked after the kid was born. The only way I see it being relevant is if donor eggs were used, then the mother's health history is mostly irrelevant, so for example if a daughter is in the 2nd percentile in height, you don't look at the mom and say "well you're 4'11 so it makes sense"

I think they ask on hitpatchut hayeled forms as well.

It is relevant because IVF babies statistically have higher risks/ likelihood of various issues down the line.

Even if, say, it was the mother's eggs (in the example you gave) if the child is an IVF baby they may run additional tests just to be sure that they aren't missing anything by automatically blaming low percentile on genetics. Which they should do for any child but the iVF kids will be followed closer and for longer.
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amother
Lawngreen


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 12:47 am
amother Springgreen wrote:
Never mentioned it. Never saw reason to. According to my RE, once the pregnancy is past 8 weeks, it's the exact same as a naturally conceived child in all respects.
I have a family of IVF kids, none of whom have any complications or learning disabilities.
I don't think that's true or proven.

It's both true and proven, but statistics are statistics, and apparently you fell on the good side of these ones. BH.
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