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    Question IVF PGD anyone?

    I have a question regarding IVF PGD, are you able to find out the gender of your embryos after they have been transfered? I know they find out the gender during the PGD screening.
    We are getting PGD for balanced translocation and don't have any gender preference but we would love to know the gender after the succesful embryo transfer. I just think it would be really nice news to get after undergoing the emotional, physical, psychological and financial rollercoaster that is IVF.

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    I'm fairly sure you can once you get a positive pregnancy test but not before.

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    Oh, that's excellent! It's nice to know that we don't have to wait so long to find out bubs gender. That's one positive, well if you're like me and would be just bursting to know 😊
    Have any if you ladies actually asked before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Belle View Post
    Oh, that's excellent! It's nice to know that we don't have to wait so long to find out bubs gender. That's one positive, well if you're like me and would be just bursting to know 😊
    Have any if you ladies actually asked before?
    I didn't do PGD but it was mentioned on an IVF support fb page I'm on. It probably depends on clinic policy too though!

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    Do you mean PGD or PGS? D - diagnosis, is looking at embryos for specific genetic diseases. PGD is mostly done by sequencing, using a variety of techniques, although these days it is almost always done using an Illumina next generation sequencing platform. S - screening, is assessing gene frequencies to look for euploidy (correct number of chromosomes). PGS is mostly done with array based systems - chips with bits of DNA on them which bind to DNA from the sample and send a signal (usually optical) which is detected to assess frequencies of sections of DNA.

    If you are having translocations assessed, the embryos will probably be tested using an array, depending on the clinic.

    The main limitation is the technique and the sample. The embryo biopsy is TINY, and the DNA usually needs to be amplified, and then it is all used by the test. So if the clinic says they can't do it - as opposed to they won't do it (some won't) ask why and believe them if they say the sample is all used and/or the test will not assess what the baby's gender is.

    Talk to your FS, or probably better, the genetics coordinator at your clinic. This technology is constantly changing. Also ask your clinic to make it clear about the specificity and sensitivity of the test, and the difference between a diagnostic test and a clinical tool or indicator. Nothing is perfect, and lots of clinics are misrepresenting what these tests can do.

    Take care, and good luck,

    Buffy
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    @Miss Belle Depends on the clinic but I found out the sex when my FS rang me to tell me the PGD results. So I knew before transfer.

    good luck.

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    I was told that after the transfer I'd need to call the clinic and they'd get back to me with the gender. We waited until we saw a heartbeat at the six week scan before doing so.

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