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Doctor insights on: Genetic Impact Of Ivf Babies

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3rd time IVF frzn blast ended in chemical preg. 1st also was a c.P., and 2nd gave me my son. After 2 c.P. Would you recommend addt testing? Genetic?

3rd time IVF frzn blast ended in chemical preg. 1st also was a c.P., and 2nd gave me my son. After 2 c.P. Would you recommend addt testing? Genetic?

Test at LEAST : For mthfr 677 ; 1298, ; factor v leiden...Those can cause multiple miscarriages due to being hypercoagulable states. The mthfr also is vital in establishing the nervous system of the infant, and the the health of the gametes inside the infant which are all made while in utero. You need to avoid regular prenatal pills and take neevodha with l-methylfolate as a start. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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If someone chooses ivf, at the sperm bank do you have a choice to select the genetic type of sperm you want?

If someone chooses ivf, at the sperm bank do you have a choice to select the genetic type of sperm you want?

Depends: If you are planning ivf with donor sperm, typically you are providing with descriptive information about each of the donors to assist you in selecting one. You cannot select the sex of the sperm. However, during the ivf process, you can select the sex of the embryo that is transferred. ...Read more

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Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Depends: With few eggs or low quality eggs pgd may give you the answer but unless good quality genetically normal embryos are available the result may not help this can be complicated and requires very individual counseling. ...Read more

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Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

Do you believe in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (ivf) when a woman has had 3 miscarriages and low quantity/quality eggs?

No: My answer is really predicated on my moral beliefs. Preimplanation genetics allows you to choose which baby to keep...The others basically get aborted. While i can certainly appreciate the desperation that recurrent losses can cause, i can't personally participate in that kind of activity. On a purely scientific level, it works fine. I just can't on a moral level. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Do the period become irregular after going through IVF? I have a very regular 28/29 day cycle and doing IVF/PGD because of husband's genetic issue

Do the period become irregular after going through IVF? I have a very regular 28/29 day cycle and  doing IVF/PGD because of husband's genetic issue

Possible: IVF is a very stressful process for most women. Stress can affect your menstrual pattern. In addition, IVF cycles are also associated with taking a lot of hormones that can temporarily affect your next 2 to 3 cycles. If cycles remain irregular after 3 months, please see your doctor. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is genetic testing needed when a couple are undergoing IVF treatment?

Is genetic testing needed when a couple are undergoing IVF treatment?

Yes: There are several methods to evaluate the embryo that is created from ivf. Pgd, cgh, and single gene disorder testing. Each one is used for different reasons. If you let me know what your concern is i can tell you which embryo genetic test is most appropriate. ...Read more

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What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?

What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?

1) If your relatives: With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.g., fragile x ) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >, ) increases risk of down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance. ...Read more

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40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.

Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more

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Are there differences between IVF and test tube babies?

Are there differences between IVF and test tube babies?

No: 'test tube baby' is a much older non-medical term that used to be used when talking about ivf pregnancies. They are the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more