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What is PGD/PGS and what is the difference?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center


who needs pgd/pgs/ngs and what are the applications?

Following my last video, today I would like to discuss what is PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) and what is PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) and what are the applications and who needs it.

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Topics: PGD, Mini-IVF, IVF, genetic screening, pgs, miscarriage, ngs

National Trisomy Awareness - How Genetic Testing Can Help Prevent Trisomy

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

March is National Trisomy Awareness Month.  Trisomy is the name for a number of genetic disorders that are caused by an additional chromosome.  Normally, humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes.  However, sometimes defects occur during the embryo’s development and a third chromosome is produced.   Genetic testing to prevent trisomy is possible and can save couples heartache.

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Topics: PGD, genetic screening, getting pregnant

National Trisomy Awareness - What is Genetic Screening?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

As many couples going through fertility treatment can attest, getting pregnant and having a healthy baby is not as easy as it seems.  The timing must be perfect in order for an egg to be fertilized.  Then, conditions inside the uterus must be ideal in order for an embryo to implant.  Next, the embryo must develop properly in order for the baby to grow and thrive.  Issues at any of these steps can prevent pregnancy from happening or cause a miscarriage.  Many failed IVF attempts and miscarriages are the result of trisomy.

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Topics: genetic screening, trisomy

Is It Really Safe to Run Tests on Cells Removed From The Embryo? - PGD Explained

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Genetic testing is growing as a feature for couples who are seeking to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.  For some couples, it is a matter of medically avoiding genetic issues that they are predisposed to.  For older women, it is a way to reduce the likelihood of having a child with chromosomal issues.  It is common to have questions about PGD and how embryos are effected by the process.

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Topics: PGD, Fertility, Infertility Treatments, genetic screening

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) vs. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Genetic testing is an important part of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), particularly for couples with a high risk of genetic disease. By evaluating embryos prior to implantation, fertility experts are able to substantially reduce the likelihood of genetic disease.  Embryos may be screened via two methods: preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS).

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Topics: PGD, genetic screening

You Can Actually Prevent Birth Defects With IVF

Posted by NHFC

baby-hand.jpgToday’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.

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Topics: PGD, Fertility, Unique Technology, New York, New Hope Fertility, Technology, Research, Infertility, Best Fertility Clinic, genetic screening

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