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How are PGD Results Interpreted?

Dr. Miguel Damien of Damien Fertility Partners talks about how PGD tests are interpreted. The interpretation is important as it tells the doctor the genetic material which individuals like to know.

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As an Infertility Patient, Should I do Genetic Testing with PGS?

Dr. John Norian, a fertility doctor with HRC Fertility, discuses whether or not an infertility patient should use PGS genetic testing. As a physician he feels that it is his responsibility to inform his patients of all options.

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PGS Greatly Increasing IVF Success Rates

New technologies are increasing IVF success rates like never before. According to Dr. Robert E. Anderson, Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) has made “incredible results” possible. PGS is the process of screening embryos to ensure they have the right number of chromosomes and to identify any structural abnormalities in the chromosomes.

Joe Francis is Talking Openly about Fertility Treatment and It's Refreshing

a blog by Jennifer A. Redmond, April 29, 2014

It’s refreshing that Joe Francis of “Girls Gone Wild” fame, and his girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson, are talking openly about their elective use of fertility treatment to get pregnant.

IVF, PGD and Twin Girls for Joe Francis

Joe Francis’ girlfriend Abbey Wilson is four months pregnant with twin girls. Francis, the creator and founder of Girls Gone Wild, and Wilson, a model, are openly talking about the fact that they used in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplanatation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to get pregnant and choose the gender of their babies instead of trying to conceive naturally.

What is Von Hippel-Landau Disease?

A recently married young couple came to see us last year for an Infertility consult with concerns regarding Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder. Her husband was diagnosed since early childhood with VHL (inherited from his father who was affected with the same genetic mutations as him). The couple was concerned and trying to find out if In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) combined with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), could give them solace and surety of a child without VHL syndrome. Our combined objective was to obtain and select a healthy embryo for transfer into her uterus without the VHL mutation which her husband was carrying.

Why do Some Fertility Centers Biopsy Day 3, Not Day 5 Embryos?

Colleen Wagner Coughlin, MS, Laboratory Director of aParent IVF, explains why some fertility centers biopsy day 3 embryos, when day 5 biopsy has many advantages.

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What are Advantages of Embryo Biopsy at the Blastocyst Stage?

Colleen Wagner Coughlin, MS, Laboratory Director of aParent IVF, explains why biopsying embryos on day 5, the blastocyst stage, is preferable to day 3 biopsies.

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