Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and other institutions. The findings, published online in JAMA Pediatrics (the so called Impact Factor was >7 in 2015, making it the highest ranking journal in this particular category), provide reassurance to the thousands of couples who have relied on these treatments to establish their families.

Parents also completed a questionnaire to screen children for developmental disabilities at numerous intervals throughout their children’s first three years of life: at 4-6, 8, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months of age.

The questionnaire covered five main developmental areas, or domains: fine motor skills, gross motor skills, communication, personal and social functioning, and problem solving ability.

Overall, children conceived via fertility treatments scored similarly to other children on the five areas covered in the developmental assessments.

Because it is not always possible to diagnose some forms of developmental disability by 3 years of age, the study authors will continue to evaluate the children periodically until they reach 8 years of age.

Here is a ton of articles for those who want to know more about a connection between the IVF and developmental abilities of a child: