Did you know that having sex might not be the best way
to have children in your late 30s and 40s?
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late 30s suffer from
in their early 40s
suffer from chromosomal
of women after 40
Increased risk of a child being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when the father is 45 or older
Prelude is currently a project that will enable future parents to start planning for healthy families today for whenever they’re ready.
Prelude will offer the latest technology* in fertility preservation, genetic diagnosis and IVF to increase your chances of having a healthy child when the time is right.
Prelude offers different payment plans* and financing options that adapt to your needs, providing the best solution for patients with limited or no health insurance.
Prelude helps you determine and reduce your chances of passing on genetic diseases to your children*, allowing you to make an informed decision about your parenthood.
Prelude makes state-of-the-art technology available to parents to help them have healthy children when they’re ready.
Age is the single most important factor affecting a woman’s fertility and her chances of having a child, but the father’s age also affects a couple’s chances of having a healthy child. Women and men who preserve their fertility from their youth increase their chances of having a healthy child in the future.
Or egg freezing, is a technique that allows eggs to be preserved with the same qualities as when they were frozen, and survive 90% of the time after thawing.
Oocyte cryopreservation became available in 2012 when The American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared it should no longer be considered experimental.
Genetic screening determines a couple’s risk of passing on over 250 genetic diseases to their child. Using saliva samples from both parents, the genetic test screens for mutations in their genes that can together increase the risk of them having a child with a genetic disease.
This type of genetic screening has been performed since 2012 and looks for genetic diseases inherited in an autosomal recessive or X-linked manner.
Chromosomal abnormalities in embryos are the main reason for unsuccessful IVFs and miscarriages.
When a couple decides to have a baby, especially if they are aware of genetic disorders in their family history, they can test the embryos for chromosomal abnormalities prior to implantation during IVF. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) identify the embryo that doesn’t carry chromosomal abnormalities. This single embryo can then be transferred to the woman’s uterus, reducing the risk of miscarriage by 75% and eliminating the risk of having a multiple pregnancy.
IVF is a procedure where a woman’s eggs are fertilized by her partner’s (or a donor’s) sperm in a lab, with the aim of producing an embryo that can be transferred to the woman’s uterus.
Since 1978, when the first IVF baby was born, advances in infertility treatment have resulted in increasing success rates for IVF.
Today, the success rate at any age, using young frozen eggs and PGD, is 70%.