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Information for Parents To Be

Solutions from Conception to Pregnancy

We can help you find the important answers you’re looking for.

Whether you’re having fertility issues such as trouble conceiving, or are worried about passing on an inherited condition, or are already pregnant and are looking for a noninvasive prenatal test during pregnancy, we’re here to help.

We know that unanswered questions about your family’s future can be frustrating. We specialize in reproductive technologies to help you find answers to fertility issues. From embryo screening during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to noninvasive prenatal screening, we have the solution.

Having Trouble Conceiving?

Many couples suffering from recurrent early pregnancy loss or failed implantations during the IVF process are looking for an explanation as to why they are experiencing these fertility issues.

That’s where our technology can help. Your embryos are screened to make sure that they have the correct number of chromosomes early on in the IVF process – a crucial factor in the success of a pregnancy. This process is called PGS or preimplantation genetic screening.

Using PGS also may mean that you only have to transfer a single embryo, reducing the likelihood of multiple births and the associated increased risk of complications to the mother and child.1 PGS has been shown to increase implantation success rates, but it’s important to talk to your doctor to see if PGS is right for you.

More About PGS

Learn more about screening your embryos and find out if it’s right for you.
PGS Success Story

Louis and Helen share how PGS helped realize their dreams of having a baby after 6 years of unexplained fertility issues.

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PGS Patient Brochure

Read how PGS can improve your IVF success rates.

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Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit

Get the answers you need about PGS with a short list of questions you can take to your next appointment.

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Worried About Inherited Conditions?

Some couples aren’t dealing with fertility issues but are worried about passing on inherited conditions like cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, or Huntington’s disease along with others.

Our technology can decrease the chance of an inherited condition being passed on. Your embryos can be screened during the IVF cycle through a process called PGD or preimplantation genetic diagnosis. PGD can tell you whether your embryo has the inherited condition you were concerned about and then can help you select the embryo(s) least likely to have inherited the familial condition.

PGD can help identify which embryos are least likely to have inherited the familial condition. Talk to your doctor about PGD and whether it’s right for you.

More About PGD

Learn more about PGD for assessing embryos and find out if it’s right for you.
PGD Success Story

See why Katie chose PGD when having child with her husband, who suffered from ALS.

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PGD Patient Brochure

Read how PGD can improve your IVF success rates.

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Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit

Get the answers you need about PGD with a short list of questions you can take to your next appointment.

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Wondering About Chromosome Screening During Pregnancy?

Being pregnant is such an exciting time in your life and we know there are a lot of questions.

One of the first questions is “Will my baby be healthy?” There is now an option for a simple noninvasive prenatal test or NIPT. NIPT will help get you some of the important answers you want about your baby's genetic health, noninvasively. NIPT consists of a simple blood test during pregnancy, done as early as 10 weeks gestation.

It can screen for certain chromosomal conditions such as Down Syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau Syndrome (trisomy 13). This test during pregnancy can also screen for certain sex chromosome conditions. Talk to your doctor about whether NIPT is right for you.

 

More About NIPT

Learn more about the verifi Prenatal Test and find out if it’s right for you.
NIPT Success Story

Talia and Dan talk about the value of NIPT and how it can provide couples with accurate answers.

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NIPT Patient Brochure

Read about the advancements in noninvasive prenatal testing so you can choose the option right for you.

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Preparing for Your Doctor’s Visit

Get the answers you need about NIPT with a short list of questions you can take to your next appointment.

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References
  1. Elster N. Less is more: the risks of multiple births. Fertility and Sterility 74, 617–623 (2000).

The verifi Prenatal Test was developed by, and its performance characteristics were determined by Verinata Health, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. The VHI laboratory is CAP-accredited and certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.