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    ICSI and developmental delays

    If you're like me you sometimes worry about the long term consequences of ICSI. Here's a link to an article in New Scientist, June 2005, that showed that at the age of eight children conceived via ICSI are not more developmentally delayed than average. They're may even be a little more intelligent. Personally, I'm a little relieved.

    "There was no difference in motor skills, and the ICSI children scored slightly higher on intelligence tests than those conceived naturally, Leunens told a meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday. “We can be pretty sure that in the long term these children are not suffering any developmental delays,” she says."

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7554


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    Personally I dont think the reason ICSI children scored higher on intelligence tests is due to their conception but rather I would think that unlike the real world all who have had to use ICSI have borne their children out of much heartache and tears and as a result are sooooooo appreciative when they get their babies that they dont want to let them out of their sights!!! LOL and I think this increased contact abd interaction may play a part in the increased intelligence.

    But certainly a very intersting study tho.
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    That is exactly what I was thinking!
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    Here's our situation:
    1--We did IVF/ICSI to conceive our son. He's now 4 years old.
    2--He is autistic. It's mild.

    Have absolutely no idea if #2 is a result of #1. We'll NEVER know the answer, but those are simply the facts. A 2-1/2 year old is a heckuva lot more verbal, social than our son is, and other kids his age possess a lot more fine motor skills as well. He does do good academically, though.

    Still--Wouldn't trade him for the world.

    T


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    I have had three children by IVF/ICSI (one FET baby).
    MY 6 and 2yr old are intelligent-normal. I have read that IVF/ICSI can cause a higher rate of birth defects. I am not sure what caused our twin ds to have potters syndrome just like T said we will never really know.


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