Clearly, the short answer to what things should you consider when deciding whether or not to transfer a mosaic embryo is: a lot. Talking with a genetic counselor can help patients work through many of these issues so that they understand their results and options.
It is often said that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. In today’s ever-changing world of IVF, it can justifiably be said that it takes a village to even have a child, a village made up of reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, genetic counselors, nurses, and OBGYNs. We are coming up to the 40th anniversary of the first IVF baby, yet in many respects, we are still in this field’s infancy. It will be fascinating to see what new technology and genetic tests we will develop over the next 40 years.