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PGS/NGS Technology and Healthy Babies

blog11.jpgParents everywhere are concerned for the health of their children. This concern does not start on the day a child is born. Care and concern often begins before a couple even becomes pregnant. Unfortunately, there are a number of genetic conditions that can affect babies before they’re born, potentially altering the course of their lives. Using Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS/NGS) in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) helps to reduce the likelihood of bearing a child with a developmental disability due to chromosomal abnormalities.

PGS and a Healthy Baby 

PGS is a way to evaluate the health of embryos prior to implantation. Chromosomal abnormalities cause pregnancy loss. In fact, the vast majority of miscarriages are due to abnormal chromosomes. 

PGS eliminates the chance of transferring an embryo with abnormal chromosomes to the mother's uterus for implantation.  Performed in conjunction with IVF , PGS analyzes the health of a single cell from a developing embryo. That cell can identify the presence of too many or too few chromosomes. If an abnormal chromosome count is detected, the embryo is not transferred during IVF treatment. Transferring only healthy embryos significantly increases the chances of a healthy pregnancy. 

NGS and A Healthy Baby

New Hope Fertility NYC is committed to providing the latest innovations in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). NGS - Next Generation Sequencing - is a new method of performing chromosomal testing. NGS is the latest screening test for primary candidates undergoing IVF. NGS is used for comprehensive testing of embryos created through IVF. NGS is on the horizon to replacing PGS because the procedure is lower in cost and reduced errors.

Primary Benefits of NGS

      • Reduced number of miscarriages
      • Reduced number of IVF cycles
      • Reduced risk of multiple pregnancy with a single embryo transfer
      • Increased pregnancy rates
      • Increased live birth rates

More About PGS/NGS Technology

Contact the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC if you’re struggling with infertility and are looking into IVF.

It is important to work with a fertility care team that understands which treatment methods are best for you, considering your specific medical and personal needs. Personalized IVF treatment plans offer the highest success rates and the best overall patient satisfaction. 

To schedule your initial consultation today, click the icon below - or - call 917-525-5496.

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