To optimize their chances of a successful pregnancy, I recommend that most of my patients undergo Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in conjunction with their In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus.
PGS Increases Pregnancy Rates By Up To 30 Percent
Universal blastocyst embryo screening is recommended for my patients because the procedure can help increase the chances of a pregnancy by 30 percent. I recommend PGS in conjunction with IVF for:
- Women over 37 who are undergoing IVF
- Women who have had two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
- Women under 35 who have experienced two or more miscarriages – recurrent miscarriage
- Women who are over 35 and have experience one miscarriage
Proven Increase in IVF Pregnancy Rates
State-of-the-art embryo biopsy techniques and genetics technologies have proven to increase IVF pregnancy rates. Through the medical marvel of PGS in conjunction with IVF, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in embryos.
Genetic Testing For Informed Decisions
- Only high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for Future Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos
As a woman advances in age, the chance for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos increases. Low quality embryos result in:
- Low pregnancy success rates
- High miscarriage rates
- High chance for birth defects
PGS takes place in conjunction with IVF in a controlled laboratory setting. Three days after fertilization of the patient’s eggs in vitro, a single cell is removed from each of the embryos developing.
- A single cell is removed from the embryo by a highly skilled embryologist using a laser and a microscopic glass needle
- The single cell’s genetic makeup is analyzed by the embryologist under a microscope
- A decision is made as to the quality of each of the individual embryos
- Only high quality embryos are used in completion of a fresh IVF cycle
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfers (FETs)
Benefits of PGS
The benefits of PGS in conjunction with IVF include:
- Screening out embryos carrying a genetic disease
- Predicting the risk of a genetic disease
- Screening out abnormalities
- Improving birth rates of healthy babies through IVF
- Selecting the baby’s gender
Renowned Fertility Doctor Offering PGS in Conjunction with IVF
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is a nationally renowned fertility specialist offering PGS in conjunction with IVF. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Laurence Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.