Today’s patients can optimize their chances of a successful pregnancy through the Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Specifically, PGS identifies the most suitable and healthiest embryo to transfer by detecting chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome. PGS technology also helps in family planning through gender selection.
PGS Increases IVF Pregnancy Rates By Up To 30 Percent
Universal blastocyst-stage PGS is recommended because the procedure can help increase the chances of a successful pregnancy by 30 percent.
Yearly ART data on IVF success rates is a rich source of information for potential IVF patients. This data gives patients an idea of their average chances of pregnancy success through IVF.
At New Hope Fertility NYC, IVF success rates vary in the context of patient and treatment characteristics:
- Infertility diagnosis
- History of previous pregnancies
- History of previous miscarriages
- Number of failed IVF cycles – fresh and frozen embryo transfers
- Number of embryos transferred in a single cycle
- Type of IVF procedure – Conventional IVF, Mini-IVF™ or Natural Cycle IVF™
- IVF ancillary procedures used – ICSI, Assisted Hatching, In Vitro Maturation
PGS in conjunction with IVF is recommended for:
- Women over 37 who are undergoing IVF
- Women who have had two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
- Women under 35 who have experienced two or more miscarriages – recurrent miscarriage
- Women who are over 35 and have experience one miscarriage
Proven Increase in IVF Pregnancy Rates
State-of-the-art embryo biopsy techniques and genetics technologies have proven to increase IVF pregnancy rates. Through the medical marvel of PGS in conjunction with IVF, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in embryos.
Genetic Testing For Informed Decisions
- Only high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for Future Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos
As a woman advances in age, the chance for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos increases. Low quality embryos result in:
- Low pregnancy success rates
- High miscarriage rates
- High chance for birth defects
PGS takes place in conjunction with IVF in a high-tech controlled laboratory setting. Approximately five (5) days – blastocyst stage – after fertilization of the patient’s eggs in vitro, a single cell is removed from each embryo developing.
- A single cell is removed from the embryo by a highly skilled embryologist using a laser and a microscopic glass needle
- The single cell’s genetic makeup is analyzed by the embryologist under a microscope
- A decision is made as to the quality of each of the individual embryos
- Only high quality embryos are transferred in completion of a fresh IVF cycle
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future FETs
Benefits of PGS
The benefits of PGS in conjunction with IVF include:
- Screening out embryos carrying a genetic disease
- Predicting the risk of a genetic disease
- Screening out abnormalities
- Improving birth rates of healthy babies through IVF
- Gender Selection for family planning
New Hope Fertility NYC offers the highest pregnancy success rates and best overall patient satisfaction through PGS technology in conjunction with IVF. To schedule your initial consultation, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.