There are several reasons for getting PGD:
(1) If you and your wife are both carriers of serious genetic diseases because you both can pass it on to your children. I didn’t know I am a carrier of a genetic disease until i got tested. But it’s not an issue if my husband is not a carrier as well. I had this test done through Recombine, it’s a saliva sample. This type of PGD will test for only the specific genetic disease that you requested and I just had a
consult with Reprogenetics. They said it will take them 12 weeks to prepare for the specific genetic disease test that I requested.
(2) Multiple chemical pregnancies or miscarriages. Some embryos don’t divide properly because of abnormal chromosome arrangements. This type of PGD is called CGH to check for aneuploidy. You can have abnormal embryos even if neither one of you have translocation.
(3) One of you have abnormal arrangements in your chromosome but you are normal and healthy. Meaning you may have translocation in your chromosomes but you are just a carrier. You can test this through karyotype it’s a blood test. I think they also check this using CGH.
Whether you should get PGD or not, I think really it depends on how many cycles you are willing to spend your money on. The cost of PGD is the same as the cost of an FET cycle. There really is no telling if the first cycle will work. Your embryo quality may be good but then the uterus also needs to be receptive for the embryos. And PGD is just a screening tool, you can do PGD and have all embryos abnormal and nothing to transfer. Sorry if I sound negative here but I’m just trying to lay out all possibilities. My DH have low morphology and I think is one reason why our embryo quality is poor besides my aging eggs. The ICSI procedure does not pick the healthiest sperm, just sperms that look normal. Well, I hope you can decide. Best of luck!
As for me and my DH we are getting PGD but as you can see from my siggy we had 3 chemical
pregnancies and my uterus has been checked for all kinds of tests and it’s normal. We believe it is our embryos. Would we have done it before to avoid multiple cycles? I think so. It is more devastating to have chemical
pregnancies and miscarriages than a complete BFN.