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5 Medical Benefits of PGT

5 Medical Benefits of PGT

03:21 20th May 2017 | PGD/PGS

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Having a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy, followed by the birth of a healthy baby, is something all parents-to-be hope for.

However, there are many things that can stand in the way of this ideal – a fact that those who have experienced various miscarriages and failed IVF cycles know all too well.

At Bridge Clinic, we aim to help couples battling with infertility fulfil their dream of getting pregnant and starting a family of their own, within the shortest time possible.

One way we help couples with a history of genetic disorder get peace of mind about the health of their future offspring is by encouraging them to opt for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), as part of their IVF cycle.

What is PGT?

PGT is a sophisticated reproductive technology used in conjunction with IVF treatment to test early embryos for specific genetic conditions.

The process requires in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to obtain a number of embryos for evaluation. Studies have shown that PGT cycles are most successful when implemented on 8 or more embryos, with at least 5 graded good quality by the embryology laboratory.

The process involves either removing a single cell on day 3 cleavage-stage embryos or performing a biopsy on day 5 blastocysts. At Bridge Clinic, we perform day 5 (trophectoderm) blastocyst biopsies.

Being used increasingly by fertility establishments across the globe, PGD/PGS has a range of proven medical benefits for both mother and child.

Here are 5 of the most important:

PGT is used to test for more than 100 SPECIFIC genetic conditions. Read about the more common genetic conditions that Bridge Clinic tests for here 

PGT does not necessarily increase pregnancy rates, but it does reduce miscarriages and the incidence of trisomic pregnancies.

Since the procedure is performed before implantation, couples may feel more comfortable about deciding against going ahead with the pregnancy, if results are not favourable.

The procedure enables couples who may be at risk of passing genetic conditions on to their children the opportunity of pursuing biological parenthood, which they may not have done otherwise.

Currently, more than half of couples, with two or more normal embryos and maternal age under 41, will take home a baby on a first IVF-PGT.

More info:

PGT is available at Bridge Clinic in Lagos, forming part of the Advanced Care range of treatments. Those interested in finding out more about PGT can

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WhatApp line 0810 460 7791 to set up an appointment with one of our specialists who can advise you on the best way forward.

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