IVF - the risks
Your clinic will discuss the risks of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with you before you begin treatment. It is very important that you are fully aware of all the potential problems involved.
If you start to experience any of these symptoms you must contact your doctor immediately.
Your clinic will arrange an early pregnancy ultrasound scan if you conceive after IVF. This is to check that the pregnancy is not likely to miscarry. The scan is usually done about two weeks after the positive pregnancy test.
An ectopic pregnancy can still occur after IVF. Ectopic pregnancy can cause vaginal bleeding, low pregnancy hormone levels and miscarriage.
Hormone tests and scans are used to detect ectopic pregnancies and you should tell your doctor about any vaginal bleeding or stomach pain.
Your clinic should discuss this risk with you when deciding how many embryos to transfer in your treatment.