Genetic compatibility matching
The dreams of many couples, when they formalise their relationship, are to have children and to form a beautiful family of their own and together.
Being parents is one of the greatest blessings that life can give us, but it is also a momentous decision, both for the parents and for the future children.
Therefore, we need to think things through (even when it comes to something as natural and beautiful as conceiving a child) and take the necessary steps to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Starting with the basics: the health of our child. At IREMA we want to be part of your family project and, to this end, we offer you the latest advances in science to carry out genetic matching, which will allow you to find out if you and your partner are genetically compatible to give birth to a healthy child.
What is genetic matching?
Genetic matching is the study of the couple’s genes to indicate the compatibility between them. In this way, it is determined whether there is a probability that the child may suffer from hereditary diseases during his or her life so that, knowing this, it can be avoided. The study is also carried out on the donor, in case a couple is going to conceive through the donor, either sperm or eggs.
Genetic diseases are not always inherited in all generations. It is possible that you and your partner are apparently healthy and yet your child suffers from a disease inherited from a great-grandparent or other relative. This is an unpleasant surprise. Occasionally, people have been the first in their families to show symptoms of inherited diseases whose genes were latent or dormant and had never come to light before. We can all be carriers of a recessive mutation.
Through the genetic study of the parents, we can detect any anomalies and minimise the risk of the baby suffering from genetic diseases.
How is the test performed?
The tests are carried out on the couple before conceiving, either naturally or by in vitro fertilisation. If a problem is detected as a result of the tests, it will be possible to prevent the child from being born with the disease. In such a case, it will be advisable to conceive by in vitro fertilisation in order to isolate the problematic genes.
If pregnancy is pursued through a donor, the best match will be chosen after analysis of the donor’s gametes, but also of other factors, such as physical characteristics, blood group and Rh.
Matching is therefore the name by which we know this comparative analysis between the parents or the father/mother and the egg or sperm donor. The premise is to avoid genetic mutations that could endanger the health of the offspring. According to the WHO,
We use Recombine’s Carriermap test for this study. diseases affect 1% of births.
Considerations before becoming parents
At IREMA, aware of the importance of parenthood, we offer a variety of treatments to help many families fulfil their dream. But that’s not all: we work to ensure that these children come into the world healthy and prevent them from having an unexpected illness in the future that could have been avoided. Thanks to new technologies and scientific knowledge, taking care of our children’s health is possible even before they are born.
Are you thinking of having children? Come to IREMA. Whatever your problem with conceiving, we will help you. We look after your health and that of your offspring. We are in Beniarbeig, near Denia and also in Gandía.