Natural Pregnancy After Being Told To Use Donor EggsI know a woman from the infertility support group I ran who was told by her reproductive endocrinologist to consider either donor eggs or to have her embryo's analyzed prior to implanting them.
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She couldn't afford either one, so she took a break while she and her husband tried to save up the money. Guess what? She got pregnant naturally and wound up having a second. Well...according to the article below, pre-implantation genetic procedures may actually reduce births! Read more:
From the article:
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis may actually reduce births by one third, reported researchers at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They studied 408 women between the ages of 35 and 41.
The findings are a setback for the increasingly popular procedure, which involves removing a single cell from a 3-day-old embryo to look for potential birth defects, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
The test, developed in the United States about 17 years ago, is based on a theory that one cell can be removed from the eight cells in a 3-day-old embryo and the remaining seven cells still will grow into a healthy baby, reported New Scientist.
Scientists don't know why the test lowers the birth rate, but they do not believe that removing one cell lowers the viability of the embryo.
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