The fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center offer Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D. That’s not all: We are dedicated to promoting how patients can reduce their risks of having a miscarriage through genetic testing in conjunction with IVF. National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month during October is a designated time of recognition for those who have experienced a devastating loss of life through:
- Failed fertility treatment
- Spontaneous miscarriage
- Still birth
- Death of an infant
As an experience clinical psychologist specializing in infertility, Dr. Allison Rosen has helped hundreds of couples cope during their struggle to have a baby.
- Experienced Clinical Psychologist
Through individual, couple, and group counseling, the Doctor addresses the many challenges of dealing with infertility including:
- Pregnancy Loss
- Couple Conflict and Coping
- Complex Decisions Involved in Family Building Through Donor Egg or Sperm
- Parenting After Infertility
Education of Dr. Rosen
- A. – University of California – Graduated Summa cum Laude and Honored as most outstanding student in the college of science
- Master’s Degree and Ph.D – Michigan State University
- Certificate of Psychoanalysis – William Alanson White Institute
Reducing Pregnancy Loss through Genetic Testing
Today’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helps to increase the healthy birth rates of babies through genetic testing. This is because only the healthiest embryos are transferred for implantation during a fresh IVF cycle and/or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Genetic testing helps to reduce the number of cycles required to achieve a healthy pregnancy.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. PGS detects chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome in an embryo.
PGS Increases Pregnancy Success Rates Up To 30%
PGS dramatically increases a woman’s chance of conception. Only the healthiest embryo(s) are transferred. Embryo biopsy and screening can increase a patient’s chance of a successful pregnancy by up to 30 percent.
Candidates for Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
Because advanced maternal age (over 35) adversely affects the quality of a woman’s eggs – oocytes – resulting in chromosomal abnormalities, New Hope Fertility NYC recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF to patients over the age of 35.
Other Candidates for PGS
- Women having a history of recurrent miscarriages (2 or more)
- Women having failed IVF cycles
- Gender Selection – Family Balancing
PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos
By extracting a cell from an embryo and analyzing it, poor quality embryos are detected. Biopsy of this cell will not damage the embryo.
Low quality embryos result in:
- Low pregnancy success rates
- High miscarriage rates
- High chance for birth defects
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
NGS is a new method of PGS. NGS is the latest genetic screening test for primary candidates undergoing IVF. NGS is used for comprehensive chromosome testing of embryos created through IVF. NGS is on the horizon to replacing PGS because of the procedure’s lower cost and reduced errors.
NGS allows embryologists to screen for defects on the chromosomal level with higher accuracy and more detail than ever before. PGS results are comprehensive and a higher resolution than any other genetic testing method because it detects more translocations.
NGS is also helpful for those couples wanting to plan their family through gender selection.
Fertility Counseling Expertise
It is important to work with a specialist in fertility counseling while you are undergoing treatment. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.