Recently, Bollywood has found a pleasant ground to celebrate. It’s the first time when a male actor has declared the joyful moment of becoming a father to a baby boy born via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy. The delight and the ability to become a single parent by a public figure like him is astonishing news. The Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapur was delighted to proclaim that birth of his baby boy, Laksshya. The actor is thrilled to be a father. He says, the paternal instinct in him has been overwhelming his heart and mind. Therefore, he is excited beyond words to have Laksshya, now the greatest source of joy in his life.
In Vitro fertilization or IVF, the conventional way of having test tube baby is being welcomed with open arms. Surrogacy as a convention for a healthy baby is also being adopted by couples and the single parents. The latest trend of becoming a parent is increasing with the help of IVF and Surrogacy. Breaking the social stigma, single men and women are embracing the joy of becoming a parent and showing the parenthood a new horizon.
During IVF or surrogacy, there exists a chance of passing a genetic disorder to the newborn. Getting screened before embryo implantation can determine the risk of having an affected child. When opting for surrogacy, it is essential to get the surrogate mother and donor screened for genetic disorders. Genetic disorders are usually carried in genes. Carriers of the genetic disorder are healthy people, so it often goes out of notice that they can be passing genetic disorders to the child. In fact, if both the parents are carriers then the risk of disorder to be found in the child rises to 25%. In fact, as per WHO, 10 out of 1000 live births are born with some Genetic Disorder. And it also leads to many infant mortality cases. In fact, 20% of Infant Mortality in all developed countries is due to Genetic Disorder.
No parents would want their children to suffer from any societal stigma. In cases such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which influences the nerve cells in the spinal cord, driving away the energy to walk, eat, or breathe, exposes the child to face the social stigmas. This stigma can impact the healthy upbringing of the child since the mental trauma and dejection is immense.
One must be wondering how this disorders can be prevented from passing on to the child. The solution is simple and easy. The leaders in reproductive genetics, Igenomix has developed an Advanced Carrier Genetic Test (CGT), which is conducted before pregnancy. It can reveal if your child is at a risk of taking birth with one of the genetic disorder. If so, then constructive steps can be taken towards the birth of a healthy child. So, what are you waiting for, if planning to have a baby whether naturally or through IVF or Surrogacy, go for CGT right away and let your child enjoy a life without the risk genetic disorders.