Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month in October is a national movement spearheaded by PAil FAMiLiES UNITED IN SOLACE & SUPPORT. During the month of October, PAiL International will promote awareness, remembrance, and support for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or the loss of an infant.
The fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center in New York City want to spread awareness about pregnancy loss and how to cope with this devastating event through Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D. That’s not all: In their role as partners in spreading awareness about pregnancy loss, New Hope Fertility Clinic’s New York fertility doctors are dedicated to promoting how patients can reduce their risks of having a miscarriage through genetic testing in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
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.
PGD diagnoses genetic defects such as:
PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. Specifically, PGS identifies the most suitable and healthiest embryo to transfer by detecting chromosomal deficiencies – euploidy – an extra or missing chromosome.
Because advanced maternal age (over 35) adversely affects the quality of a woman’s eggs – oocytes – resulting in chromosomal abnormalities, New Hope Fertility NYC recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF to patients over the age of 35.
NGS is a new method of PGS. NGS is the best genetic screening test for primary candidates considering 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 may be run as a standalone test – or in conjunction with PGS – at a faster completion rate. NGS is also helpful to couples wanting to plan their family through gender selection.
It is important to work with a fertility care team having experience in preventing pregnancy loss through genetic testing. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the celebrated fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center NYC call 917.525.5496.