Month: November 2019

November 14, 2019

Embryo Donation

Embryo donation is a wonderful option for many patients. Island Reproductive Services has an active embryo donation program. We have many patients who have become pregnant through the IVF process but have excess embryos frozen. They have completed their families and choose to donate their embryos to another couple. We help facilitate that process. Also, we have many patients who wish to use donor embryos. Our practice has been very successful in achieving pregnancies from donor embryos. We would be happy to discuss that process with you!

November 5, 2019

Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

If you have been paying attention to the news, you will see that PGD is here to stay! PGD is a very powerful treatment. Sometimes embryos look great but underneath are chromosomally abnormal (Down’s Syndrome for instance). And sometimes even though an embryo does not look as nice it is chromosomally normal and leads to a higher than expected live birth rate. PGD is becoming more and come common.

Couples may have a strong reason to do PGD – a history of multiple miscarriages, failed treatment cycles, a family or personal history of a genetic disorder. Patients may choose to do PGD due to their age. At age 35 roughly 1 out of 3 eggs are genetically abnormal, age age 40 1 out of 2 and at age 43 almost 90% of eggs are genetically abnormal. But surprises, both positive and negative, happen all the time.

If you wish we can discuss how PGD may help you become pregnant, may reduce your risk of miscarriage, or may give you valuable information.