Today, the process of donating your eggs and helping other women overcome fertility challenges has never been easier. However, some criteria may prevent a woman from donating. Dr. Malini Uppal, a fertility specialist in Central London, tells us who is suitable to donate, how they retrieve the eggs during the procedure and walks us through the initial steps of the donation process.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) also known as Preimplantation Genetic Testing - Aneuploidies (PGT-A) refer exactly to the same thing, to the same technology. PGS is an embryo selection tool that can be used in infertility treatment. PGT-A is the newer nomenclature but both PGS and PGT-A are used interchangeably and refer to the exact same thing.
Managing emotions is a key part of going through fertility challenges. Research shows that a significant number of people going through fertility treatment feels anxious, depressed, or suicidal. This is related to not having their reproductive goals met, ongoing loss and grief, coping with uncertainty, feeling social pressure, amongst other reasons. It is also known most people underestimate the upheaval of fertility treatment and emotional distress is the number one reason for people to stop treatment.
For all these reasons, emotional support during fertility treatment is really important. Support is available in multiple ways and one size does not fit all!
You have been trying to conceive for at least 12 months without success (6 if you are over 35 years old) and you may be wondering if there is something affecting your fertility. Scheduling an appointment with a fertility specialist is a daunting but important step to understanding what is preventing you from getting pregnant.