Location and Contact Information: Naperville

3 North Washington, Naperville, IL 60540

Phone: 630-357-6540

Fax: 630-357-6435

Web: http://www.ivf1.com

Naperville Fertility Center

Naperville Fertility Center

Location and Contact Information: Plainfield

15905 South Frederick Street, Suite 109, Plainfield, IL. 60586

Phone: 815-436-6540

Fax: 630-357-6435

Web: http://www.ivf1.com

Plainfield Fertility Center

Plainfield Fertility Center
1907, 2008

PGD does not cause birth defects or development problems

July 19th, 2008|Categories: IVF-news, PGD|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PGD Background
For the last 10 years, the techniques of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) have been used to detect genetic mutations and chromosomal abnormalities in developing embryos. It has been a revolutionary method that has resulted in reductions in the rate of miscarriage and babies with chromosome abnormalities and has accurately identified hundreds of different genetic disorders in the embryos of IVF patients.

As women age, the probability for chromosomal abnormalities increases. PGS involves removing a cell or two from the early stages of a growing embryo and analyzing the number of chromosomes. Normal human embryos contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. Commonly however, embryos will contain too many or too few chromosomes. These abnormalities which are known as aneuploidies, can lead to implantation failure, miscarriage or birth defects such as Down’s syndrome.

PGD involves removing cells from the early embryo to test for genetic mutations which can cause disease.

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1707, 2008

IVF does not cause developmental disorders in babies

July 17th, 2008|Categories: IVF|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IVF and Babies: Background
In Vitro Fertilization has been around for 30 years now. Many studies have been performed to try to discover any possible effects on children born through IVF . A new study suggests that IVF does not increase the risk of developmental disorders in children.
Many questions have been generated in the past about IVF and child development because of the higher instances of premature birth and lower birth weights. Generally in IVF, there is a higher chance for multiple pregnancies. As with any multiple pregnancies, there are greater risks involved. Some of those risks include premature birth and lower birth weights. These and other IVF treatment complications could be attributed to the higher chance for multiple pregnancies and not necessarily the IVF treatment itself.

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