Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection.

@article{Shih2008FactorsAL,
  title={Factors affecting low birthweight after assisted reproduction technology: difference between transfer of fresh and cryopreserved embryos suggests an adverse effect of oocyte collection.},
  author={Weichung Shih and D D Rushford and Harold Bourne and Claire Garrett and John McBain and David Lindsay Healy and Hugh William Gordon Baker},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1644-53}
}
BACKGROUND Data show that differences exist in the birthweight of singletons after frozen embryo transfer (FET) compared with fresh transfer or gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT). Factors associated with low birthweight (LBW) after assisted reproduction technology (ART) were studied. METHODS Birthweight, distribution of birthweight, z-score, LBW (<2500 g), gestation and percentage preterm (<37 weeks) for singleton births >19 weeks gestation, conceived by ART or non-ART treatments… CONTINUE READING
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