This is a procedure that involves genetic profiling of embryos before implantation into the womb to identify chromosomal abnormalities or genetic defects that can be passed down to children. Genetic abnormalities can cause miscarriages or result in inheritance of a serious genetic condition.
This is suitable for couples who are aware of a serious genetic condition in their family and do not want their children to be affected by it. Sometimes chromosomal abnormalities can cause miscarriages and PGD can help identify it and prevent it from happening.
In PGD, we screen embryos for specific mutations which lead to genetic disorders and implant only those embryos which do not have those mutations and thus resulting in a healthy pregnancy.
After embryo transfer you may resume your normal activities, as moving around enhances blood flow to the uterus. However, this is not necessary and you can do what feels right for you. The first pregnancy tests begin two weeks after ET because the hormone used to trigger ovulation is the same as the one used to test for pregnancy, and since it might still linger in the bloodstream it could result in false results. The IVF center would advise you in matters taking into consideration your unique makeup.
Embryos can suffer damage when cells are extracted for testing and this can prevent it from developing after transferring. Also since a few cells need not represent the embryo, a healthy embryo may give a negative test result. There is the added risk that all of the embryos are found to have the genetic mutation and hence no embryos available for transfer.
Dr. Ashwini. G.B heads the IVF department at Aspire Fertility Center. She is a member of Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Karnataka Chapter of ISAR and Fellow of Indian Council of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (FICOG). Doctor has an experience of 14 years in Reproductive Medicine and her special interests are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Endometriosis. Doctor has many National and International presentations, conferences, and publications in scientific journals to the credit.
Aspire Fertility Centre has excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipments to assist patients in realizing their dreams. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment can help detect problems accurately and we recommend you the best possible treatment for your budget. We have the best embryological labs to successfully carry out all the procedures involved in IVF ensuring the best outcomes for the patients. Our scan rooms and operating theatres are staffed by skilled doctors and support staff who will ensure everything happens flawlessly and in the best interests of the patient. Our recovering patients are attended by courteous and skilled staff who ensure that they get the best post-IVF experience.
Our doctors are well qualified and have graduated from the reputed institutes in this country. They are very well experienced in their respective domains and can therefore ensure the best outcomes for their patients. Our doctors are members of international medical associations and have published in nationally and internationally acclaimed journals and have delivered presentations in the national and international conferences.