Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

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If you are among the women that have a difficult time in conceiving and having a baby on their own you should know that today’s medicine can help you in offering the in vitro fertilization procedure. There are a few things you will need to know about in first line so that to consider whether to follow this medical intervention or not. The first thing you need to know about is that usually the in vitro fertilization method is a very complex medical procedure referring to controlling the ovarian process, collecting the healthy eggs, fertilizing the eggs using the sperm and placing the embryos into your uterus.


The pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is also a very important stage in this medical intervention. It refers to the fact that prior to transferring the fertilized eggs to your uterus all the embryos need to be tested in laboratory in order to determine whether some of them are predisposed to develop some genetic diseases that will make you carry an unhealthy baby. After this step only the healthy embryos will be used in transferring to your body so that to eliminate other risks. You should know though that this genetic diagnosis is essential in the in vitro fertilization procedure and all such medical procedures involve this stage for the women that are more predisposed to develop an abnormal pregnancy. But this stage is not something to worry you too much as it is a very safe technique which will not harm the embryos. In fact it means making a biopsy on the embryo by taking a cell from it and testing it.

With the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis the doctors will know exactly which embryos to use in transferring to your uterus and which not. Moreover, you should know that prior to any step in your in vitro fertilization you will be asked to make some blood tests that will show your overall health state and signalize if there is a problem like a severe condition of your health. If so, you will be prescribed some medications in order to recover and only after continue the in vitro fertilization procedure. Also if your husband or you happen to have some anterior health conditions that can affect your future baby you should know you should report them to your doctor as your eggs or sperm can also carry these health conditions in their genes. Making sure that everything goes well through the process of getting pregnant means making sure that the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis screens only good things about the embryos that will be placed into your uterus.