PGD

      Introduced in the nineties, Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) involves studying the chromosomes of the embryos formed through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) prior to transfer back to uterus. It is not common to include PGS as a routine procedure for all IVF cases however, in certain cases it proves to be invaluable.

Prior to transferring the embryos back to the uterus the embryos are studied using complex techniques. The aim is to rule out any chromosomal abnormalities that would ultimately lead to:

•  Failure of embryos to implant.

•  Miscarriage once pregnancy is achieved.

•  Getting pregnant with a child carrying a certain abnormality (eg. Down's Syndrome, cystic fibrosis…).

   Once the embryos are studied, the healthy disease-free embryos are selected to be transferred back to the uterus after obtaining the couple's consent.

  In a very selected group of patients, PGS could be offered for gender selection. Such cases are discussed within Life source clinic ethical committee

   The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program provided solutions for many problems for many families who suffer from lack of conception due to a number of potential reasons. But the success rate remains negligible or nonexistent when the reason is a severe weakness of the husband's sperms. We have been forced to reject couples due to this reason. Today, Hope is restored for such couples by utilizing an extremely developed method which injects sperm directly within the egg's liquid (cytoplasm): Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

   Injection of the sperm within the egg near the nucleus is a modern approach which requires accurate sensitive technology and skillful laboratory work. At our Assisted Reproductive center we provide the best with our team who has extensive knowledge and experience in implementing this procedure.

    Candidates for this Program?

1. Husbands who suffer from severe weakness in sperm quality, number, movement, or all of the above.

2. Husbands suffering from absence of transfer canals for sperm, or natural occlusion, or suffering from reverse ejaculation of sperm towards the bladder.

3. Sterile cases with unknown causes.