Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Should You Get PGD?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a way to screen embryos for specific genetic diseases before the embryos are implanted into a woman’s uterus. It is a technique that is used to obtain genetic information about the cells of an embryo before the embryo is used to create a pregnancy. “When normal embryos are identified, only one embryo needs to be transferred at a time. This greatly reduced the likelihood of having multiples, making pregnancy safer for the mother and her fetus,” says Dr. Eric Flisser.
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