Chromosomal abnormality is one of the most common causes of unsuccessful pregnancy. If an embryo has too many or too few chromosomes (a condition called aneuploidy), this can have a serious effect on its chances of developing normally into a foetus and then into a baby. In many cases, embryos with the wrong number of chromosomes stop growing by themselves, and this unfortunately often results in miscarriage.
This is no less common with IVF treatment. However, the IVF process enables us to monitor the development of multiple embryos at the same time. We can provide various levels of genetic screening during treatment to help us select embryos with normal chromosomes that have the best chance of developing into a healthy pregnancy.
Please refer to our page on genetic screening for more information on this technique.