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Consider PGT in Your North Houston IVF Journey

It’s no secret that embarking on your fertility journey brings a lot of unknowns, and although this is a hard time, we are here to support you the entire way through. Our fertility specialists want all of our patients–whether they are young couples, older couples, LGBTQ+ couples, or single–to have a successful pregnancy so they can experience the special blessing that is raising children. Along with our impressive North Houston IVF success rates, we also offer PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing). In this article, we will explain what PGT is in case it’s something you would like to consider for your treatment at our Kingwood or The Woodlands IVF clinics.

What is PGT Genetic Testing?

Few know this, but embryos can be tested prior to being transferred into your uterus or your gestational carrier’s uterus.

Once you have undergone your North Houston IVF cycle, we will retrieve the eggs that will be implanted and proceed with incubating them in our onsite IVF lab with the intending father’s sperm (or the donor’s). We will wait for the embryo to develop, at which point we can perform genetic testing via simple biopsy.

Why Some Patients Consider Undergoing PGT During Their North Houston IVF Treatment

There are numerous benefits to undergoing Preimplantation Genetic Testing during your IVF journey.

Did you know that 600+ conditions are caused by genetic abnormalities? Or that some of these genetic abnormalities are responsible for causing a miscarriage? PGT by our North Houston fertility specialists allows us to determine which embryo is the most likely one to result in a healthy pregnancy. If we elect to test multiple embryos, PGT also gives you the option to save other healthy ones for frozen embryo transfer, should you choose to attempt another pregnancy.

The Success Of Your North Houston IVF Treatment Is Based On Chance, But Preimplantation Genetic Testing Can Increase Your Chances

Our fertility specialists at our Kingwood and The Woodlands IVF clinics recommend PGT because it can help us and the intending parents gain a better idea of which embryo will have the greatest success. If you would like to take part in genetic testing through North Houston IVF, please schedule an appointment with us at our Kingwood or The Woodlands IVF clinics. We look forward to helping you along your fertility journey so you can experience the joy and love of a child.