Being proactive with your mental health care in the New Year is key to making sure you are doing everything you can do to become pregnant. Look: The New Year offers new hope for those who have been struggling with infertility. Resolution: Reflect and reach out for an expert in fertility counseling. Dr. John Zhang strongly recommends Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D. That’s not all: The Doctor is dedicated to promoting his patients’ awareness of genetic testing in conjunction with IVF to increase their chances of a successful pregnancy.
Introducing: In-House Fertility Clinical Psychologist, Allison Rosen, PhD. As an experience clinical psychologist specializing in infertility, Dr. Allison Rosen has helped hundreds of couples cope during their struggle to have a baby.
Through individual, couple, and group counseling, the Doctor addresses the many challenges of dealing with infertility including:
Today’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helps to increase the healthy birth rates of babies through genetic testing. This is because only the healthiest embryos are transferred for implantation during a fresh IVF cycle and/or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Genetic testing helps to reduce the number of cycles required to achieve a healthy pregnancy.
PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. PGS detects chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome in an embryo.
PGS dramatically increases a woman’s chance of conception. Only the healthiest embryo(s) are transferred. Embryo biopsy and screening can increase a patient’s chance of a successful pregnancy by up to 30 percent.
Because advanced maternal age (over 35) adversely affects the quality of a woman’s eggs – oocytes – resulting in chromosomal abnormalities, Dr. Zhang recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF to patients his over the age of 35.
By extracting a cell from an embryo and analyzing it, poor quality embryos are detected. Biopsy of this cell will not damage the embryo.
Low quality embryos result in:
NGS is a new and improved method of PGS. NGS is the latest genetic screening test for primary candidates undergoing IVF. NGS is used for comprehensive chromosome testing of embryos created through IVF. NGS is on the horizon to replacing PGS because of the procedure’s lower cost and reduced errors.
NGS allows embryologists to screen for defects on the chromosomal level with higher accuracy and more detail than ever before. PGS results are comprehensive and a higher resolution than any other genetic testing method because it detects more translocations.
NGS is also helpful for those couples wanting to plan their family through gender selection.
Dr. Zhang would like to introduce you to an expert fertility counselor in the New Year if you are struggling to get pregnant. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Zhang and Dr. Allison Rosen at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.