Couples opting for an alternate mode of pregnancy and childbirth, needs to look at various details about the history and background of each of their families. This is very essential as the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a lengthy one and it also requires the doctor to be completely aware of the medical history of the clients. IVF which is commonly called a test tube baby is one of the best solutions to infertility. However, only the problem related to infertility is not the be all and end all to this. There is much more to entire process which still remains unknown to many. For example pre-implantation genetic diagnosis which is an elaborate study of each case before the procedure even begins.
What is Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis?
This is a particular kind of test that is conducted on the client’s body in order to gain an insight about the genetic abnormalities that might be present in each of their family histories. Through this procedure the doctor finds out about all the abnormalities that are hereditary in nature.
These are the following details that are found through these tests:
A family history of transmissible problems
Sperm abnormalities & deformities
Women over the age of 38
Women who faced quite a few miscarriages in the past
Either of the mother and father is the carrier of definite genetic disorders
Why this pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is important?
Every couple wants to have a well nourished and healthy child in their lives. Even for the couples who have normal pregnancy, it remains the only constant. And if the couple chooses to have a test tube baby for some reason then this particular test becomes even more important in their case.
As the formation of a test tube baby is kind of an experiment in every case that the doctor works on, it becomes very necessary to study the deformities if there are any so that the embryo that is supposed to be transferred to the womb of the mother is a healthy one.
The medical experts can easily identify an abnormality in the child’s genes with the help of this test. While some genetic disorders are not that serious, some may lead to deadly diseases in the future. To avoid such a circumstance, the doctor tries to keep as much precautionary measures as possible. And that is probably the only reason why it might take quite a few trials before getting a good embryo that can be implanted in the mother’s womb.
Studying the medical background also gives a brief account of the mother’s health condition which is a big advantage when it comes to IVF.