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The Benefits of Genetic Testing

Everyone wants the best outcome for a pregnancy: a healthy baby. Some genetic factors can impact your baby’s health, or cause problems in a pregnancy. How can you know if you or your partner have any potentially heritable diseases you could pass on to your baby?

With genetic testing, you don’t have to worry. You can know for sure. With our advanced genetic testing services, the care team at New York Fertility Institute can advise you on any causes for concern in your or your partner’s genetics.

We’re a same-sex, fertility-friendly practice with decades of experience helping couples achieve healthy pregnancies. To learn more about what genetic testing could do for your family planning goals, schedule a consultation at our Upper East Side offices in New York City.

Learning about your genetics pre-conception

When you’re thinking about getting pregnant, it’s a great opportunity to learn about you and your partner’s genetics. When you have all the information, you can make the right reproductive choices for you and your family. Genetic testing gets you the data you need, when you most need it.

You might have concerns about a potential genetic disorder present in either yourself or your partner. In some cases, both partners must have the markers for heritable genetic disorders for them to become a problem for future pregnancies. 

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, we might recommend genetic testing to learn more about potential causes of infertility, especially if you’re over the age of 35 and have a history of failed pregnancies.

Genetic testing of embryos

The team at New York Fertility Institute offers on-site genetic testing for embryos. We offer chromosomal testing for pregnant women, as well.

We often use genetic testing of embryos as part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Genetic testing lets us confirm that your embryo can develop into a healthy baby. Today’s genetic testing is safe for embryos.

If your embryo shows signs of a genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome or trisomies 13 and 18, early detection can guide you in making your next decisions. Genetic testing as part of IVF can prevent complications related to chromosome abnormalities, such as implantation failure and spontaneous miscarriage.

Genetic testing of your embryo also gives you a chance to use gender selection to plan and balance your future family. With genetic testing, you can increase your certainty of reaching your desired outcome at the end of your pregnancy.

To learn more about the potential benefits of genetic testing, get in touch with Majid Fateh, MD, Khalid Sultan, MD, and the team of fertility doctors at New York Fertility Institute today. You can set up your appointment at our New York City, New York offices with our online tool, or give us a call now to book.

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