The test-Tube baby, test tube baby, and now the ‘baby’
A mother has launched a new advert which sees her trying to raise awareness of an issue which has been around for decades.
The advert was launched on Thursday and was first broadcast on Channel 4’s The Baby Show.
“If I’m not in the right place at the right time, my baby is going to die,” says a mother who is seen with her child in the commercial.
“What I want to do is raise awareness that we’re all vulnerable.”
It’s a topic that has been raised around the world for years, as it has been linked to many health problems.
In 2016, the UK’s National Health Service said there were an estimated 8.7 million test tube babies worldwide.
The problem, though, is that there’s been no conclusive scientific research into the link.
According to the NHS, there are several possible causes of birth defects, including:In a recent article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers said that there was a “possibility that exposure to test- tube blood may increase the risk of a wide variety of malformations, including birth defects”.
“It is important to note that there is a wide range of different causes of fetal malformation, with some contributing more to the risk than others,” the researchers wrote.
It’s also worth pointing out that the risk for certain birth defects is increased by maternal age and the amount of blood in the womb.
It is estimated that an estimated 1.7 billion test tube births take place in the UK every year.
A spokesperson for the NHS told the BBC: “We are always investigating all the potential risks associated with the blood of a child that has already been born.
We don’t comment on individual cases, however, we will always work to protect the health and wellbeing of babies.”
We encourage parents to talk to their GP about the risk factors that may be linked to a baby’s birth and the risk it poses to them.