Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

What is PGD or sex selection and gender selection?
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure combining recent advances in molecular genetics and assisted reproductive technology. PGD allows physicians to identify various genetic diseases in the embryo (fertilized egg with several divisions) prior to embryo transfer. It is of particular value for those who are at risk of having children with serious genetic problems. These are new investigational procedures requiring removal of one or more cells (blastomeres) from embryos by biopsy. These removed cells are evaluated to determine the presence or absence of specific genetic diseases or genetic abnormalities. After the genetic evaluation of each of the embryos, the embryos lacking the genetic abnormality will be selected for transfer into the uterus for the purpose of establishing a pregnancy. The advantage of using PGD is to lessen substantially the chance of having a child with the particular genetic abnormality analyzed for thereby avoiding the possibility of having to consider terminating the pregnancy later on. PGD is also used for family balancing, as this technique allows for gender identification, and therefore gender selection is possible.

Freezing Party

Egg Freezing Party

Wednesday, July 17th, from 6-8pm

Peyman Saadat, Medical Director of Reproductive Fertility Center in Beverly Hills is hosting an egg freezing party for women to learn about the empowering choices they have for preserving their future fertility.

Egg Freezing has been around for over 20 years, but recently has become more readily accepted as a real option for fertility preservation.

One of the greatest gifts a woman can give herself is the ability to live her life on her own terms, and not according to a biological timeline that doesn’t fit her life.

Please come out and celebrate the amazing possibilities of egg freezing with us. We will enjoy finger foods and champagne, while Dr. Saadat gives a presentation. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers, and an opportunity for women to have their blood drawn to check their AMH levels – a critically important fertility hormone, and one of the most important tools to assess a woman’s overall fertility health.

Space is limited, so please call us at 1 (424) 317-8550 as soon as possible.

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