Birth Defects

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, babies conceived using invitro fertilization have a greater risk of being born with certain birth defects than those conceived naturally. Researchers found these infants were 2 to 4 times more likely to be born with certain kinds of heart problems and gastrointestinal disorders. But they note the overall risk of such defects remains low.

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