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Genetic Testing to get pregnant: an interview with Dr Susanna J. Park.

Genetic Testing to get pregnant:

an interview with Dr Susanna J. Park.

Infertility affects nearly 7% of all couples. It has been estimated that nearly 50% of infertility cases are due to genetic defects. Undergoing genetic testing can help many couples on their fertility journeys to find the root cause of their fertility issues.

When it comes to facing problems with your reproductive health, information is power. When we know what’s going on, we can better understand how to treat the problem.

That’s why getting the appropriate testing is super important, as it can help you to uncover what the issue actually is so you can address it properly (and not just treat the symptom of it – your infertility) and be on the path to a healthy pregnancy. 


Genetic testing looks at your DNA and reveals any gene mutations that could cause illness, disease, or be restricting your ability to get pregnant.

In this exclusive interview with Dr. Susanna J. Park, she explains the uses of genetic testing, the two categories of genetic testing (DNA mutation and chromosome number) and when and why couples should get it done…

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Genetic testing can be expensive. It’s also quite a technical topic that’s hard to understand without a medical background. 

Every IVF clinic works differently, some may discuss genetic testing with you, some may not. Without that clear advice, how are you supposed to know whether or not you need genetic testing? It can be an added expense to an already costly fertility treatment, so you don’t want to opt-in for genetic testing ‘just in case’. You want to know for sure what’s best for you.

This is where getting support alongside your IVF treatment from a fertility specialist can be really informative and helpful – and save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

At Reproductive Wellness, our experts believe in a natural, more holistic approach to fertility issues for those in the San Diego area who may be interested in, or currently participating in IVF.  Our specialists concentrate on improving fertility through better overall health, nutrition, and physical and emotional wellness. Whether PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is an issue, you have irregular periods or endometriosis, or are approaching advanced maternal age (AMA) our fertility specialists are dedicated to helping you take control of your fertility.  We have successfully helped the patients of many San Diego IVF doctors. 

For IVF support you can rely on in San Diego, Poway, or Carlsbad or anywhere in Southern California, we invite you to contact Reproductive Wellness today.  Learn more about how we can work in conjunction with your IVF doctor to help achieve your goals by calling 858-381-2281 to schedule your free fertility consultation.


After many years working with families and individuals from across the world, we know that fertility issues don’t discriminate.  And you deserve to have the family of your dreams, no matter your age, sexual orientation, pronouns or marital status.

That’s why we, at Reproductive Wellness provide a supportive environment dedicated to helping you conceive naturally.  We understand the need in our society for welcoming, inclusive, and unbiased care for LGBT members of our community. If you are facing fertility challenges and need support, you deserve to be nurtured and cared for by professionals who value you for your unique and whole self.

Since 2003, our wellness center has helped LGBT couples increase fertility through holistic medicine. Most fertility clinics offer IVF for lesbians and IVF for gay couples, but may not provide a holistic approach to support in vitro fertilization.

Holistic fertility is our proven method to support IVF and IUI for same-sex couples. We believe that alternative medicine will enhance pregnancy success. We have experience with and referrals for sperm donor clinics, fertility clinics for IUI and IVF procedures, and the specific challenges that come with the journey.

Let us help you get ready to have your baby! With us, you will always feel welcome, supported and confident in your journey to become parents. Book your complimentary fertility assessment by clicking here.

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