Through the remarkable technology of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), thousands of healthy babies have been born all over the globe. Today, parents undergoing IVF can choose to have their developing embryos tested for a vast array of abnormalities that could cause a miscarriage or result in an unhealthy pregnancy. And, hopeful parents undergoing IVF have the ability to choose the sex of their baby through PGD testing!
PGD is Your Key Family Planning Tool
PGD is a key IVF ancillary procedure helping those undergoing IVF plan their future family. Even if you have not considered PGD testing be included in your upcoming IVF cycle, the procedure may be recommended by Dr. Randy Morris in several scenarios:
- Abnormalities in Chromosome Number
- Recurrent Miscarriage
- Hereditary Cancer
- Genetic Mutations
- Tissue Typing
PGD combines the advances medical science has made through the study of genetics with IVF. PGD testing takes place during the embryo culture stage of IVF. Three days after fertilization using the technology of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), the resulting embryos are screened by removing a single cell for testing. After screening, only high quality embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus. Only healthy, high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfers (FETs).
An embryo’s single cell is analyzed by an embryologist to:
- Screen out embryos carrying a genetic disease
- Predict the risk of a disease
- Predict the sex of the embryo
- Improve birth rates of healthy babies through IVF
Preeminent PGD Testing Provider
Discover how PGD testing can help you increase your chances of conceiving a healthy baby through IVF. Dr. Randy S. Morris has successfully performed PGD testing on hundreds of embryos for over 10 years.
Guide to Fertility Treatment
Click the icon below to download a recently published eBook by Dr. Randy Morris – Guide to Fertility Treatment – and discover your fertility treatment options. Long distance patients can consult with Dr. Morris via a secured Online Video Consultation. Call IVF1 today for a consultation with Dr. Morris at 630.357.6540.