At The Evewell, we don’t just focus on achieving a pregnancy but on ensuring a live birth. A significant reason IVF fails, or a patient experiences recurrent miscarriage, is because of chromosomal abnormalities within the embryo. But the addition of PGS (preimplantation genetic testing, or PGT-A) to an IVF cycle ensures only chromosomally normal embryos are transferred, possibly shortening the time needed for a successful pregnancy.
Why add PGS to an IVF cycle?
PGS, now also known as Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies (PGT-A), is a procedure that checks for the presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes in embryos before the embryo transfer in IVF.
We take the time to understand your previous fertility history.
We only believe in open and honest conversations when it comes to fertility treatment, and genetic testing is no exception.
PGS is not suitable for all patients, but if one of our consultants and embryologists makes a recommendation to include PGS as part of your fertility treatment, they will take the time to explain why and how this will impact your chances of a successful pregnancy.
You'll have access to our world-class embryology team
Our lab team are leaders in their field, and specialists in pre-implantation genetic testing.
This team are both a vital part of The Evewell and your fertility journey. With a deep understanding not only in embryology but also human genetics, you’ll get access to this integral team, allowing you a fundamental understanding of the whole reproduction process from beginning to end.
There are a number of different reasons why you may not be getting pregnant or experiencing recurrent miscarriage, and whereas PGS doesn’t fix everything, it can help make informed decisions for future fertility treatment plans, and may also shorten the length of time needed to achieve a successful pregnancy.
If you’re not achieving a successful pregnancy, either due to infertility, failed implantation or recurrent miscarriage, the first step of your journey at The Evewell is to meet with one of our consultants and understand how PGS can work alongside other treatment plans to improve your outcome.
Unique to The Evewell is having access to our embryology team who will take the time to walk you through the steps involved, explaining how PGS can help you on your fertility journey and answer any questions.
You will commence your IVF or ICSI cycle on your schedule, and after egg collection and insemination, our highly skilled embryologists will remove a few cells from the embryo, which will then be tested for any chromosomal abnormalities.
The embryos are then frozen whilst we await the results of the genetic testing.
Approximately two weeks later, you will receive your results and we will arrange for you to meet with both your consultant and an embryologist to discuss either repeat cycles, or any further treatment before frozen embryo transfer can commence.
Several studies show a significant increase in live birth rates per embryo transferred and a decrease in miscarriage rates.
They also demonstrate constant low miscarriage rates across all age groups after the transfer of a normal embryo, however, it should be noted that there is no guarantee against a miscarriage occurring despite PGS being performed.
We know that fertility treatments are not only an emotional commitment but also a financial one too, and with the ultimate goal of finding the quickest, easiest, and least invasive way to get you pregnant, we’ve made sure our prices are competitive.
We always recommend to patients that when comparing prices between clinics they ensure that they have prices for all the elements that a clinic expects a patient to pay for.
Contact one of our Patient Services team today to further discuss treatment costs.