Prelude, a leader in reproductive science and technology, helps people have healthy babies when they’re ready. Whether you’re just getting started in life or have been at it awhile, if you’re not ready today but might be someday, if the family you want is different than the family you came from, you now have options.
As more people delay childbirth into their 30s and 40s to complete their education, pursue their dream job, or find their soulmate, reproductive clarity becomes more and more important. The Prelude Method is designed to give you the most reproductive choices and control over your biological clock.
The Prelude Method,
1. Fertility Preservation
Women’s eggs and men’s sperm are frozen during their peak fertility years—20s and early 30s. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just women’s eggs that carry risks associated with declining fertility. Advancing paternal age also has been associated with higher incidence in offspring of illnesses such as autism and bipolar disorder.
2. Embryo Creation
3. Genetic Screening
Before the embryo is implanted, parents are screened for common inherited diseases. If parental testing reveals risks, the embryos are tested for genetic diseases. Embryos are also tested for chromosomal abnormalities. As genetic screening improves, the number of illnesses that can be detected will rise over time, and so will the chances of having a healthy baby.
4. Single Embryo Transfer
Leaders in Reproductive Science and Technology
Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA), a Prelude company, is the oldest continuously operating full-service private fertility treatment center in the United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded in 1983, RBA has led the development, improvement, and application of clinical and applied sciences to improve fertility care. It has also been responsible for several notable “firsts” in reproductive medicine.
The Nation’s Largest
Frozen Donor Egg Bank
MyEggBank, a Prelude company, offers the proprietary cryogenic egg vitrification process originally developed by Reproductive Biology Associates, across a national network of fertility clinics.