This is a procedure which screens or tests the embryos produced out of IVF to check if it has the right number of chromosomes. This is conducted prior to implantation of the embryo in the womb. Wrong number of chromosomes is one of the most common reasons for the failure of IVF treatments and PGS attempts redress this issue.
Since older women are more likely to have eggs with the wrong number of chromosomes, this procedure is suitable for them. However, men can also have sperms with abnormal number of chromosomes and such couples can benefit from PGS. Couples who had many failed attempts at IVF treatment and women who have had two are more miscarriages should consider PGS.
PGS is advocated in certain situations to increase the chances of transferring a genetically normal embryo, and minimizing the chance of a miscarriage, while maximizing the chances of 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.
Extraction of cells from the embryo can cause damage to the embryo and 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 abnormal chrmomosomes, so there are no embryos available for implanatation.
Success rates vary across individual cases. There are far fewer cycles for PGS than IVF, since the embryos are screened, and therefore it varies over time.
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.