Testing Embryos Before IVF Does Not Guarantee A Baby

We cannot say that there is an increased success rate because the testing for this has limitations.

A new study has found that testing embryos before an IVF procedure do not guarantee anyone a baby. There are a lot of women out there who are going through infertility and are looking at their options to help them conceive a baby. Women who have tried to get pregnant and either have a diagnosis or not, reason for not conceiving on their own often need the help of a fertility clinic. They may try medications and IUI’s first, but it may get to the point where they need to have an IVF done. IFVs are known for being a lot of work and expensive, and it is something that a lot of women can only try once.

This means that they really want it to be successful on their first shot, as this may be their only chance. According to Medical Xpress, studies are showing that testing the embryos before they are implanting is not a guaranteed method to make sure there is a healthy baby at the end of the journey.

This study comes after new information shows that there is a rise in clinics offering embryo testing to patients to ensure that they contain all the chromosomes needed for the development of a healthy baby.

The theory is that it will improve the woman’s chances of having a healthy and sustainable pregnancy. This study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, and it can be read in full here. The study showed that genetic testing of embryos does not increase the odds of a woman having a baby, especially if the woman is under the age of 38. Human cells have 46 chromosomes, and through genetic screening, any embryos that do not have the right amount are discarded and are not transferred into the womb.

The researchers stated that it is important that women know that this genetic screening does not mean that their IVF will be successful, and they appreciate the fact that women in these situations should not be given “false hope,” and that they should be aware. Part of the reason why they cannot say that there is an increased success rate is that the testing for this has limitations, and it is not a fool-proof method. The study found that the same number of women with untested embryos conceived and carried a healthy baby, as well as women who had embryos tested.

BY ASHLEY WEHRLI

babygaga.com

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