Is IVF Pregnancy the same as Normal Pregnancy?

The answer to this question is Yes. The moment when pregnancy starts till delivery of the fetus is the same in both the conditions, only differs in the process of fertilization of sperm and ovum.

IVF( In vitro fertilization) is a type of assisted reproductive technology(ART) used to treat infertility and provide a chance for infertile couples to have a baby. This treatment handles both sperm(male) and ovum(female) of both partners.

In the process of IVF pregnancy, the eggs(ova) from a woman’s body and sperms from a man’s body are taken and mixed in the laboratory to make embryos. The fertilized egg or embryos are transferred back into the woman’s body for the continuation of pregnancy.

Fertilization process in normal and IVF pregnancy
Fertilization process in normal and IVF pregnancy

In normal pregnancy, the ovum immediately following ovulation is picked up by the tubal fimbriae and transported to the ampullary part of the tubes. During sexual intercourse, millions of sperms are deposited in the vagina. Fertilization of sperm and ovum occurs in the tube. Fertilized ovum moves into the intrauterine cavity (on the 4th day) for implantation and pregnancy occurs.

Both types of pregnancies differ only in one aspect, that is, in normal pregnancy, fertilization occurs in the body whereas in IVF pregnancy fertilization occurs outside the body (in the laboratory). The symptoms, process, diagnosis and outcomes are the same in both IVF and normal pregnancy.


In the above post, we discussed normal and IVF pregnancy. Both types are the same in terms of symptoms, process and outcome but only differs in the fertilization process.

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