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What Are the Types of PGT and What do They Uncover?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a screening test that examines embryos created via IVF prior to their placement into the uterus. PGT uncovers many different genetic and chromosomal conditions that could gravely impact pregnancy and your future child. Here we take a look at just what kinds of conditions, and birth defects PGT uncovers. Before […]

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What Are the Types of PGT and What do They Uncover?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a screening test that examines embryos created via IVF prior to their placement into the uterus. PGT uncovers many different genetic and chromosomal conditions that could gravely impact pregnancy and your future child. Here we take a look at just what kinds of conditions, and birth defects PGT uncovers. Before […]

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Could My Infertility Be Caused by Genetics?

Our genetics are the roadmap of our heredity. Where did you get your big brown eyes? Why is your hair fine and straight? Who gave you those freckles? It’s all right there in your DNA. Your genes make you the wondrous, beautiful, and unique being you are today. But what about the not-so-great things? Things […]

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What is ERA and Do I Need It?

There is no doubt each and every IVF journey is a unique one. Some fortunate couples achieve pregnancy after one or two IVF cycles. And for others it may take a few more tries before pregnancy occurs. Sometimes there are more than a few IVF cycles and still no success. When that happens, it is […]

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The New Normal: 4 Future Trends in Fertility

Science sees to it that innovations in every area of medicine are possible everyday by bringing technology to the forefront. As more and more couples postpone parenthood, fertility rates continue declining in this country and around the world. IVF and other fertility treatments help those couples and individuals who, for whatever reason, cannot conceive the […]

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What Does PGT Look For?

One of the most tragic experiences for couples trying to conceive is a positive pregnancy test, followed by a miscarriage. Pregnancy loss is devastating no matter when it happens, but it’s especially crushing for those dealing with infertility. And for those couples or individuals who opt for IVF as a path to parenthood a failed […]

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What Exactly is A Geriatric Pregnancy?

The term “Geriatric Pregnancy” conjures images of much older women and their burgeoning bumps. A late-in-life pregnancy perhaps, or something of biblical reference comes to mind. But the truth is the medical arena uses geriatric pregnancy to reference those who are pregnant and over the age of 35. The term is interchangeable with the less […]

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Could My Male Factor Infertility be Genetic?

Trying to conceive is a lot harder than it seems sometimes. Although the human race continues, it’s surprising how many things have to go right in order to become pregnant. One of the roadblocks to conception is male factor infertility. When your male partner’s sperm count is low, motility is off or there’s something not […]

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Birth Defects and Fertility Issues

Every four and a half minutes, a baby in the United States is born with a birth defect. The definition of birth defects is something which is a visible, internal or chemical abnormality in a newborn child. Very often the causes are genetic or chromosomal, however there are other causes, as well. Sometimes the reason […]

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Genetic Carrier Screening: I’m Healthy So Do I Really Need it?

For couples and individuals with a history of genetic disorders a carrier screening test brings peace of mind. Doctors typically recommend genetic carrier screening if you or your partner are at high risk for passing on certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis. Of course, you don’t always know whether you’re a carrier and not […]

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