Learn more about PGS for recurrent miscarriage and IVF cycle failure
It can be devastating to experience multiple miscarriages. It’s also distressing to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) without success. You and your partner want nothing more than to have a baby and start your family. You may feel like you’re running out of options, but there is hope. At our Southern California fertility center, we use PGS for recurrent miscarriage and IVF cycle failure.
How PGS benefits women with recurrent miscarriage or IVF cycle failure
Some women have no trouble getting pregnant but keep having miscarriages. While there are many possible reasons, genetic abnormalities could be the cause. In general, older women have a higher risk of having a miscarriage because of genetic abnormalities.
However, women of any age who have had multiple miscarriages may want to consider IVF with PGS for recurrent miscarriage. Our team also recommends it for women who have a history of IVF cycle failure.
Preimplantation genetic screening, or PGS, is a genetic test that can identify whether an IVF embryo has the correct number of chromosomes. Each embryo should have 46 chromosomes, or 23 pairs. An abnormal number of chromosomes could lead to miscarriage or IVF failure. It can also lead to certain health conditions or lifelong disabilities.
- Down syndrome, which leads to a range of developmental and physical disabilities
- Turner syndrome, which causes females to have short stature and loss of ovarian function
- Klinefelter syndrome, which causes males to have fertility issues and small testicles
At our Southern California fertility center, we only transfer embryos with 46 chromosomes to increase the chances of having a viable pregnancy. While there are no guarantees, PGS for recurrent miscarriage and IVF cycle failure brings intended parents one step closer to realizing their dreams of having a healthy baby.
PGS for recurrent miscarriage and IVF failure can provide hope
There is always hope. If you’ve had trouble getting or staying pregnant, consider PGS for recurrent miscarriage or IVF failure. Contact us for more information or to make an appointment at our Southern California fertility center.