How safe is PGD?
The PGD treatment itself is thought to be very safe – there is no evidence that babies born following PGD suffer from any more health or developmental problems than babies born using IVF alone. There are risks from having IVF though, some of which can be very serious.
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Although an embryo can develop normally even when it has had a cell removed, there is a possibility that some embryos may be damaged by the process, which means they would need to be discarded. In addition, PGD is not 100% accurate so there’s a small chance the tests may not work or may give the wrong information.