New hope for IVF comes in the form of mosaic embryos, which more and more
women are opting to implant. Mosaic embryos are those that are neither
fully normal or fully abnormal. Instead, they include some abnormal cells
which often correct or repair themselves during gestation. While it’s
a risk—one that involves miscarriage—many women are contemplating
implanting mosaic embryos, especially those in their early-mid forties.
We posted an earlier blog about this growing trend in infertility treatment,
New York Magazine cover story which chronicled women’s stories about getting pregnant
through IVF and their decision to use embryos that showed abnormalities.
You can read that article here:
PGS testing, which we perform in our lab, helps us to determine the most
viable embryos for implantation. While we prefer to use normal embryos,
there are times in which opting for mosaic embryos might make sense, especially
given this new research. As per all our patients, we work with you to
determine the best options possible given your particular infertility
and IVF issues and history. Our personalized approach will help guide
you to make the best decision for you and the health of your embryos.
To read more about patients choosing to use mosaic embryos for IVF, please
IVF Testing Spurs a Debate Over ‘Mosaic’ Embryos