Welcome to the Australian Concept of Infertility, where we understand the struggles that come with starting a family. Our goal is to provide information about infertility and the options available for couples who are experiencing difficulties in conceiving. Our focus is on Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), a technique that has helped many couples achieve their dream of having a healthy baby.
What is PGD?
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a technique used to detect genetic defects in embryos before implantation. The process involves removing a single cell from the embryo and testing it for genetic abnormalities. PGD allows couples to select embryos that are free from genetic disorders before they are implanted in the uterus.
PGD for Genetic Disorders
Couples who carry genetic disorders can benefit from PGD as it allows them to avoid passing on their condition to their child. The technique detects genetic abnormalities like Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia and Down Syndrome, among others.
PGD for Family Balancing
PGD is also used for family balancing, which allows couples to select the gender of their baby. For families who already have boys or girls, PGD enables them to conceive a baby of their desired gender.
PGD embryo testing for gender determination is 99% accurate and 98% accurate for detecting any genetic abnormality. This accuracy rate gives parents peace of mind knowing the selected embryo is healthy and free from any genetic disorder.
PGD vs PGS
The difference between PGD and PGS (Preimplantation Genetic Screening) lies in their purpose. While PGD aims at the reproduction of a disease-free child, PGS aims at improving IVF outcomes and having a normal and healthy child.
Risks of PGD
The risks associated with PGD include multiple pregnancies, miscarriage, damage to embryos due to biopsy, freezing, and false test reports. However, our team of experts will guide you through the process and ensure the risks are minimized.
Medication Side Effects
Many medications administered for ovarian stimulation can have side effects including hot flashes, mild bloating, stomachache, fatigue, restlessness, and mood swings. Our skilled team will guide you through the process and ensure that you are well informed about any potential side effects.
At the Australian Concept of Infertility, we are dedicated to ensuring that you have access to the latest information and advanced technology to help you conceive. Our experienced team of doctors, genetic counselors, and scientists will work with you to provide personalized care to ensure that your journey to parenthood is a success.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward building your family.