Who Should Consider PGD?
Couples who are dreaming of a balanced family should consider PGD. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis allows parents to choose the gender of the baby before embryo transfer and implantation.
PGD can be considered in all IVF cycles, especially for couples who are at higher risk of giving birth to a baby with chromosomal abnormalities or any specific genetic disorders. PGD can identify embryos that have an abnormal amount of chromosomal material.
PGD should be considered by;
- Women who have had several miscarriages.
- Women who experienced prior pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality.
- Women above 35 years of age.
- When a male is having sperm abnormalities, as it may produce embryos with chromosome abnormalities.
- Carriers of sex-linked genetic disorders
- Carriers of single-gene disorders, for example, cystic disease, cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs disease,
- Having a family history of chromosomal disorders and genetic mutations.
- Women with more than one failed fertility treatment
- Individuals having a history of the known single-gene disorder, Individuals with a chromosomal translocation, in which a segment of a chromosome is found at a location other than its normal place.
- Couples who want to match stem cells in case of tissue donation to any family member.