5 Risks of Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a resource for women facing fertility problems. This procedure has helped women who face pregnancy difficulties to conceive. When you’re considering undergoing IVF to become pregnant, you’ll want to understand the risks that the medical procedure carries. While the reward — conception — is worthwhile, you’ll want to be informed about your health and the procedure’s risks before you make any medical decisions.

Hormonal Problems

When you undergo IVF, you start with hormones that shut down your pituitary gland. Through injections, you receive other hormones that stimulate your ovaries into releasing multiple eggs at once, instead of the single egg that your body normally releases during each menstrual cycle.

Unfortunately, doctors don’t know the correct dosage that will work for you specifically until you start receiving the hormones. You often have to go through several hormone treatments before finding the correct dosage. While medical professionals monitor you closely, some women report extreme discomfort due to the change in hormones in their bodies.

Twins, Triplets, or More


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Some IVF treatments insert more than one zygote into the uterus at one time to increase the chances of implantation. If more than one zygote implants, multiple fetuses can develop. Fertility treatments have a 16 percent chance of resulting in a multiple pregnancy, compared to the 1 or 2 percent chance during natural conception.

Before beginning treatment, research medical care professionals and talk to your fertility specialist about implanting one embryo at a time into your uterus.

Ectopic Pregnancy

When a fertilized egg implants in tissue outside the uterus, an ectopic pregnancy results. This implantation can occur in the fallopian tubes. While a zygote can’t survive outside the uterus, a tubal pregnancy is likewise dangerous, and you can risk hemorrhage and other problems.

Surgery can remove the ectopic pregnancy. However, no medical procedure can turn an ectopic pregnancy into a uterine pregnancy.


Some studies suggest that IVF increases a woman’s risk of certain types of cancer. Although recent research suggests that IVF and breast cancer likely don’t have a link, other types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, still cause some doctors concern.

Most professionals agree that the possible links between cancer and IVF need further study, especially as IVF treatments change. However, know that research has not disproven the possible link between IVF and cancer, even if cancer is an unlikely outcome.

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

A small percentage of women who undergo IVF end up experiencing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which causes the ovaries to painfully swell. Sometimes, symptoms are more severe and may include vomiting, weight gain, and severe pain.

You should know the health risks of IVF before you undergo treatment. By doing so, you won’t necessarily dissuade yourself from pursuing your dream of becoming a parent. Rather, by understanding these health risks, you can make an informed decision and pay attention to your body. Find a reputable fertility specialist and discuss the risks and rewards associated with IVF, especially as they apply to your body specifically.

Educeri Lesson Subscription Service Review

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A homeschooler is always looking out for great resources. Educeri …….  Educeri a division of DataWORKS knows that and they created  over 1000 ready to teach lessons available for anyone who wants to learn more with their Educeri Lesson Subscription Service . As part of the Homeschool Review Crew, I received 12 months of access to this great wealth of information.

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Accessing Educeri Lessons is fairly easy as long as you have Internet connection. You may visit their website using your browser on any mobile device or your computer, whether it’s OS is Mac or Windows. You just need to login and you are on your way to accessing over 1,000 lessons! It includes  Math (413 lessons for all grades), English Language Arts (525 lessons for all grades), Science (22 lessons, mostly middle-high school), History (26 lessons, mostly 5th grade and up), Art, PE, and Music (only 1-2 lessons each). The lessons are for K-12.


My son is in 4th grade and I asked him to look through the different lessons. We just clicked on the drop down menu and chose 4th grade. Automatically, the display showed 112 lessons that he can choose from.

I asked him to choose a topic for Math that he is currently learning about and we chose “Create a List of Factors”.


He has just learned about factors and I wanted him to understand it even better. These are some of the screenshots from this lesson:



After showing the theory, there are several slides with practices where the student can try to answer. The student can do the exercises in paper and they get to see if their answer is correct by pressing the next button. If you want to see all the slides, you can click on the bottom left side and navigate through the slides. For this lesson, there was a total of 13 slides. It took my son about 15 minutes to finish the entire lesson.

For 4th grade English Language Lessons, we checked on the Cause and Effect lesson.


Here is a sample of the activity that the student can try to answer. The answer is also shown on the right side of the screen.


For this lesson, there is a total of 17 slides. The last 6 slides are all practice for the students.


Should you want to study the lessons offline, you may also choose to download the file as a PDF file and print on your printer.

This great resource can be paid through the monthly subscription fee of $7 per month or annual subscription fee of $75 per year. If you are unsure, you may start with a 30-day free trial first.

I think that this is a good resource for a fair price of $7 per month. There are several exercises per topic specifically for Math and Language lessons. If you need help explaining certain topics, Educeri has created a good product to assist you. Maybe in the future development of this product, they can think of adding voice features to make the slides even more appealing to the auditory learners.

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