PGT-A: To dismiss congenital anomalies in babies

August/24/22
by Instituto Ingenes

Making a dream come true implies not losing sight of anything, and it is not that you want perfection but the tranquility of knowing everything will be fine, knowing that there will be no anomalies.

The illusion of having a baby requires care and discipline on the part of the parents so that everything goes according to plan, whether it has been naturally or through Assisted Reproduction treatments, because monitoring of the baby must be done in all cases.

Having a healthy and strong baby is one of the main concerns during pregnancy. It is not only about achieving a pregnancy, but about carrying it to term so that the baby is born completely well, meaning, without any complications, diseases or congenital anomalies that could compromise their quality of life.

Do congenital anomalies occur frequently in babies?

The World Health Organization estimates that every year around the globe, 303,000 newborns die during the first four weeks of life due to congenital anomalies, and in action of that, a complementary technique has been implemented in the In Vitro Fertilization treatment that increases the possibility of having a successful pregnancy, dismissing abnormalities in babies.

For its part, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that 3 out of 100 babies born in the USA have some type of significant congenital anomaly.

What are the most common congenital anomalies?

A congenital anomaly is one that manifests itself from before birth, either caused by a disorder in the development of the embryos, or as a consequence of something hereditary.

The most common type of congenital anomaly is congenital heart disease or cardiac malformation, which affects 1 in 100 babies in the USA, and among the most common we find:

  • Neural tube defects
  • Syndrome associated with chromosomes
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Gastrointestinal and kidney malformations

One step forward to dismiss congenital anomalies in babies

At Ingenes we care not only to fulfill your dream, but to take care of it so that you enjoy it to the fullest.

One of the great advantages of resorting to In Vitro Fertilization treatments to have your baby, apart from increasing the possibility of achieving pregnancy thanks to its success rate, is also the opportunity to evaluate the embryos before being transferred to the uterus, in order to choose the best quality ones, dismissing those that present abnormalities to avoid complications in the baby.

Thanks to the preimplantation genetic test for aneuploids, it is possible to determine which are the genetically optimal embryos to transfer and give a good quality of life to the developing baby, which makes us stay one step ahead and not lose sight of anything.

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Microscope to analyze and dismiss congenital anomalies

What does implantation genetic testing do?

This technique makes it possible to determine the chromosomal quality of the embryo, by analyzing its 23 pairs of chromosomes to detect the existence of an abnormal number, and dismiss congenital anomalies.

The loss or gain in the number of chromosomes of the embryo is called aneuploid, which has different negative consequences that prevent a successful pregnancy, causing:

  • Implantation failure
  • Loss of pregnancy
  • Recurrent abortions
  • Presence of syndromes, such as Down, Patau, Klinefelter, Turner or others

Who is this test ideal for?

As we mentioned, this test is ideal for those who resort to In Vitro Fertilization treatments, thanks to the fact that it is possible to make a selection of embryos, and it is recommended in the following profiles:

  • Women that are 35 years or older
  • Men that are 38 or older
  • Couples interested in a single embryo transfer
  • Women with a history of pregnancy loss or recurrent miscarriages
  • Couples with a history of implantation failures
  • And even this is a good option for people who want to choose the sex of the baby.

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