Are pregnancies conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) high-risk pregnancies by default?

Alexander Kofinas M.D.

The answer is resoundingly yes. Many years ago we realized that such pregnancies suffer from serious placental pathologies that can cause all kinds of pregnancy complications. Because of this understanding, we have developed, in conjunction with the KOFINAS FERTILITY INSTITUTE, management protocols that have increased the success rates of these pregnancies and the quality of the fetuses. Despite the fact that several studies have reported increased incidence of abnormal pregnancy outcomes (preterm delivery, growth failure and increased pregnancy loss), our patients continuously achieve outcomes that are better than those of the so-called “low-risk” patients.