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PGS/NGS Increases Your IVF Pregnancy Success Rate By 30 Percent

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15624758 - two-cell embryo  , 3d illustrationGenetic screening of embryos in vitro has increased yearly IVF pregnancy success rates at New Hope Fertility Center by 30 percent. By checking out this data, you can get an idea of your average chance of pregnancy success through IVF. Look: PGS/NGS is recommended because this technology is proven to increase a patient’s average chances of pregnancy success. Why does this matter? All IVF success rates vary per the context of patient and treatment protocol characteristics. Bonus: PGS/NGS identifies the gender of your embryos so that you can plan and balance the sexes of your children.

IVF Candidates for Genetic Screening

We typically recommend genetic screening in conjunction with IVF for patients meeting one or more of the following categories.

  • Age 35 and older
  • History of previous pregnancies
  • History of miscarriages
  • History of failed IVF cycles – fresh and frozen transfers

When a woman reaches an advanced maternal age – over 35 – her chances for conceiving a baby having chromosomal abnormalities increase.

Why is this important? Low quality embryos:

  • Reduce pregnancy success rates
  • Increase miscarriage rates
  • Increase chances for birth defects

PGS/NGS Technology

There are a number of genetic conditions that can adversely alter the course of life – both for baby and parents. PGS and NGS can be performed on each embryo developing in vitro – in the lab.

PGS/NGS is used to identify the most suitable and healthiest embryo(s) to transfer. This genetic screening technology detects chromosomal deficiencies in embryos – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome.Read more: PGS/NGS Increases Your IVF Pregnancy Success Rate By 30 Percent