Mosaic embryo results after PGT-A testing often throw patients for a loop during an IVF cycle. Most patients who elect to do PGT-A testing come into the cycle hoping for some clear-cut information about which of their embryos to transfer, and maybe to get a better understanding of their overall chance of success. And most of the time, patients do get clear answers and can prioritize their transfer decisions in a way that makes sense. But sometimes a mosaic result can throw a wrench into the equation.
The questions usually go like this: What is a mosaic embryo? Can I transfer it? Can a mosaic embryo correct itself? Are there risks? Which mosaic embryo should I transfer? And down a google rabbit hole we go. . .
If you find yourself in this position, you might benefit from speaking to a genetic counselor. As genetic counselors, we specialize in helping each patient make sense of the data, the specific risks that might be present for their embryo(s), their feelings about other testing options and fertility options that are on the table, and putting it all together to make a decision that feels right to them. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions in making meaning of genetic risk. And that is why we are here to help.
If you have a mosaic embryo and are interested in learning more about the potential outcomes and making a decision that feels right to you, schedule a time to speak with us.