Are there any risks to the mother or the baby with of PGD for gender selection?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 09/03/2018

Firstly, there are no additional to women undergoing IVF but only those experienced by any other patient undergoing IVF, which include multiple pregnancy, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), pelvic infections, internal bleeding during egg collection, ectopic pregnancy, etc.

Secondly, as regards the baby, available data shows that pregnancy rates are reduced with each cell that is removed from the embryo for PGD testing. However, practical experience does not support this indications. Nowadays, embryologists remove a single cell from the embryo, so there is no reason to worry about.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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