Miscarriage is a real concern for many women, especially those that have miscarried in the past. After experiencing a loss, it is common to wonder if there is a way to avoid miscarriage in subsequent pregnancies. While there is no way to guarantee a pregnancy will result in a live birth, there is a way to reduce the risk of miscarriage while undergoing In Vitro Fertilization.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In Vitro Fertilization is a common method of assisted reproduction. IVF protocols can be successful in couples that have difficulty conceiving for a variety of reasons and successfully addresses both male and female infertility issues.
During in vitro fertilization, a woman’s eggs are harvested and fertilized in our laboratory. The resulting embryo is then transferred directly into the uterus for implantation.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
PGD is a diagnostic tool offered as a part of IVF that allows us to test embryos for genetic abnormalities. If either partner has a family history of genetic diseases, or if you would like the added security that comes with genetic testing, this may be a good option for you.
- Eggs are harvested and fertilized
- Embryos and are monitored as they grow
- When the embryo has reached the desired maturity of four to ten cells, a cell is removed via microsurgery for genetic testing. Due to the early stage of development, the embryo is not harmed during this process.
PGD both makes pregnancy safer and decreases the likelihood of miscarriage as only the healthiest embryos are transferred back into the mother or stored for future cycles. This screening is only available with IVF as the embryos must be tested in our laboratory before they are implanted in the mother.
To find out how we can address your fertility care concerns, including miscarriage, make an appointment to speak with one of our physicians. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.