PGD Ensures a Healthy Baby by Preventing Genetic disorders in your child!

Parent’s are always bothered about their child’s health and always wish to see their own child grow up to be a healthy and a happy person. A child gets all his features and traits from his parents, and also disorders. Did you know that a simple blood test before your pregnancy can actually ensure that your child has a healthy future?

Genetic disorders are a type of disorders that generally run inthe family genes. You might not be aware of it but you could possibly be acarrier of a genetic disorder. Every year there are many parents who rejoiceover the news of having a baby, but end up getting shocked to know that theirchild is affected by a genetic disorder. Did you know that 1 in 300 live birthssuffer from a genetic disorder like Thalassemia? A simple blood test byIgenomix, known as the Carrier">#1181C4">Carrier GeneticTest (CGT) can determine whether you oryour spouse is a carrier of a genetic disorder and also the risk of having anaffected child.

There is no cure for genetic disorders but CGT can help youprevent them. A very important family planning test, CGT helps in determiningwho is a carrier in both the partners. If both the partners are carriers, thereis an increase in risk of having an affected child, approximately by 25%. Ifhigh risk of transmitting a genetic disorder is identified, the couples can optfor options like Preimplantation">#1181C4">Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) tohave a healthy baby.

PGD screens the embryos for the genetic mutation wherein both theparents are a carrier of genetic disorder. PGD enables selection of thoseembryos which are not affected by the genetic disorder. It is meant for thosecouples with known personal or family history of monogenic disorders such ascystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, spinal muscular dystrophies (SMA),Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Huntington disease, Thalassemia and manymore. Even fertile couples who have a known history of a genetic condition intheir families can consider PGD testing. Couples who are already undergoing IVFshould consider additional pre-conception screening to identify any geneticdisorder which their baby might be at an increased risk of developing.

Igenomix uses state of the ART technology for all its services especiallyfor PGD to ensure highly reliable results. Being responsible and concernedparents not only improves the lives of the children, but also gives a sense ofhappiness and satisfaction to the parents.

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