BALANCE. Inside the LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta, patients have access to Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) Mexico — the pioneering technology that helps detect and prevent serious and life-threatening genetic diseases in embryos and helps couples with elective family balancing.
What is PGS Mexico (Preimplantation genetic screening)?
Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) Mexico for aneuploidy is a powerful genetic test that may be performed on embryos during IVF Mexico treatment to screen for numerical chromosomal abnormalities. PGS Mexico is performed on a small embryo biopsy prior to transfer and identifies which embryos are chromosomally normal. Chromosomal embryos are the most likely to develop to term and to be born as a healthy baby.
PGS testing at the leading fertility center in Mexico offers a comprehensive analysis of all 24 chromosome types: the two sex chromosomes (X and Y) and the 22 other non-sex chromosomes.
At the LIV fertility center, we recommend performing PGS on Day 5 Blastocyst Embryos. A Blastocyst Embryo is one that has developed enough to split into different cells surrounded by a fluid cavity. Blastocyst Embryos have a higher survival rate and can withstand the biopsy.
LIV Fertility Center will provide a detailed report of the studied embryos and will only work with the embryos that have been deemed “normal”. Any “abnormal” embryo that has an extra chromosome or is missing a chromosome will be automatically discarded. The “normal” embryos of the opposite gender will also be cryopreserved and the owners of the embryos will decide on whatever action is to be taken.
The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta uses PGS testing to detect abnormalities in chromosomes, hereditary conditions, and for gender selection. This high-tech procedure can increase the chance of pregnancy because the pre-screening process identifies poor-quality embryos that are unlikely to survive implantation and positive pregnancy. Elective family balancing using gender selection is another option available to couples that include determining their desired gender.
Dedicated to the Future of PGS Mexico
At the respected LIV Fertility Center, the future of PGS testing is comprehensively surfacing. Patients who benefit from PGS include couples who have a family history of inherited disease, couples who want to use gender determination to prevent a gender-linked disease, couples who have had repeated failures with IVF, and couples who have a child or family history of serious genetic conditions.
Advanced training to extensively perform an embryo biopsy.
High-tech laboratories enable the implantation of only selected pre-embryos, increasing the chance of pregnancy. Because the quality of the pre-embryo has been proven, fewer pre-embryos are needed to establish a successful pregnancy thus greatly diminishing the chances of multiple pregnancies and reducing miscarriage rates.
The LIV Way — PGS Testing Step by Step
At LIV, we believe in taking our patients through an easy and comfortable process. To accomplish this, we have a dedicated team of personnel who take you through every stage, from the moment you make contact to the moment you leave our center.
Below are the 3 easy steps to our PGS Mexico program which will ensure you get the family you desire.
STEP 1 | Initial Consultation with Your LIV Advisor
The initial step of the procedure will be guided by one of our Journey Coordinators who will explain the procedure, the requirements, and the doctors requested information. Journey coordinators are committed members of our team who will acquire an extensive medical history from you and your partner and answer questions regarding gender selection or other services we perform. One of the questions your LIV advisor will answer is how long does PGS testing take?
We developed a program that allows you to feel comfortable and confident during each step of your journey. If LIV is the right decision for you, your LIV advisor will help you plan your first visit to meet our medical team and your LIV clinical coordinator.
Step 2| Meet the Arrival coordinator
Once you have become an official LIV Fertility Center patient, you will then be introduced to our Arrivals Coordinators who will begin the scheduling, programming and completing of the Medical File.
Each Coordinator has a specific responsibility and will be in charge of providing the needed information for a smooth journey without any delays or mistakes. Please be honest with your coordinator and provide the information requested in a timely manner.
STEP 3 | In-House Consultation with Your LIV Clinical Coordinator
Your LIV clinical coordinator is a dedicated member of our fertility team who will oversee your entire family building journey. In Puerto Vallarta, we will review your preliminary fertility diagnosis, perform testing, and discuss with you the details of our program and the options for an individualized treatment plan.
Your clinical coordinator will then schedule all the necessary procedures, which are entirely performed inside the LIV Fertility Center.
STEP 4 | Examination of Embryos
We recommend that your first visit be for 15 natural days beginning on day 2 of the Menstrual Cycle. On the initial visit, there will be a process of stimulation, retrieval, and fertilization. The Biopsy for the PGS testing happens after we have the result of the IVF and we have identified the Day 5 embryos.
Two menstrual cycles need to pass between the 2 visits before we begin the planning for the Embryo Transfer.
The Embryos will not be studied not transferred on this initial visit. Once we have the day 5 blastocyst embryos identified, is when we will program the biopsy for the PGS testing.
You will be required to visit us twice in order to have a PGS procedure performed. The first visit will involve the creation of the Embryos and the 2nd visit will be to transfer the embryos that are of the desired gender.
Several methods are used to date to analyze these embryos. Our lab uses the Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) method to find the number of X and Y chromosomes and the arrangement in determining the gender of the embryo. Our reproductive specialists also conduct a gene-level test, also known as PCR.
Once the tests are completed, our LIV fertility team continues with the embryo transfer and pregnancy testing. Supplementary, healthy embryos can be frozen for future IVF cycles.
The LIV Lifeline
Your journey to parenthood should be a singularly exciting experience to be savored. Even when you face challenges along the way, every step with LIV defines the term lifeline. Visit us today DNA learn more about PGS, PGS testing and get the family of your dreams.