In-vitro Fertilization Chromosome Abnormalities

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One issue that many women face when they choose in-vitro fertilization is the failure of the embryo implantation in the uterus. One reason that this may occur in great numbers is the occurrence of abnormalities when it comes to particular chromosomes.

These abnormalities can cause problems because it can lead to the embryo not developing properly during the pre-implantation stage. Because of these abnormalities, it is believed that the embryos are not produced in such a way that implantation is possible.

For-couples-who-are-choosing-in-vitro-fertilization-it-is-possible-for-the-embryos-to-be-subjected-to-chromosomal-testingFor couples who are choosing in-vitro fertilization, it is possible for the embryos to be subjected to chromosomal testing. However, this is not a typical part of the embryo development process. During this testing, the embryos will be monitored several times per day over the course of three to five days. This will help doctors to determine how they are developing.

During this time, doctors will take a few cells from the embryo so that they can examine the chromosomes. Naturally, this is a sensitive procedure and many find the risks too great to allow this procedure. Unfortunately, this test is necessary in order to have the best chance of creating a healthy embryo that will transfer to a healthy pregnancy.

 

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  • LoganHill

    i havent taken any form of contraception for 6years and still not conceived…. what is wrong with me ???

    • Maureen Stephens, RN

      Evaluating your lifestyle, eating habits, and your cycles, can help you determine what is causing your difficulty in conceiving. A problem in one of them could be the reason. It will also be a good option for you to see your doctor for a preconception visit to be able to determine your current condition, and can consequently give you the appropriate treatment you may need. For now, increase your chances of conceiving by keeping a healthy lifestyle, and tracking your cycles to time intercourse on your fertile days. Just keep on trying and stay positive.