PGS, preimplantation genetic screening, can be used to be sure only embryos with normal chromosomes are transferred back into the uterus. It can also be used for family balancing. Many patients wonder if we can determine if the embryos going back into them are normal and wonder if the sex of the embryos can be […]
Maximizing Chances of Pregnancy
Much emphasis in the field of reproductive technologies and IVF is placed on arriving at delivery of a healthy infant. Our goal is to promote generation of the healthiest, euploid (chromosomally-normal) embryo and transferring it to a primed, and accepting uterine cavity. Here it is anticipated to implant, develop and flourish until baby’s safe delivery. […]
A team of researchers recently reported at the American Society of Human Genetics found that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments. In a study analyzing over 46,000 embryos from 2,400 women having IVF, the gene variant known as rs2305957 was associated with […]
Why Are Chromosomes Important?
Pregnancy is an exciting time but the anxiety of a having a baby with an abnormal number of chromosomes can be overwhelming. Fear of miscarriage is also a common concern. Difficulty becoming pregnant occurs in 15% of couples trying to have a baby and miscarriages occur in up to 15% of all pregnancies. A major […]
Introducing IVF Assist Plus!
We are excited to announce a new addition to our IVF Assist program called IVF Assist Plus that is designed with a money-back guarantee to give patients a baby with the correct number of chromosomes for the highest chance of a successful pregnancy. What does IVF Assist Plus include? IVF ASSIST Plus includes all of […]
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
In addition to testing for single gene mutation abnormalities, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is also used to detect a chromosomal abnormality when one partner has a balanced reciprocal translocation or a Robertsonian translocation. Chromosomes are string-like structures located in the nucleus of cells. Chromosomes contain genes that are made of DNA. All of our genetic […]