The Patient’s Guide to Embryology

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IVF is complicated and appointments are short. Find all the information you need about eggs, sperm, embryos, drugs and everything in between.

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Female age is the biggest factor determining the success of IVF because it has such a big impact on the quality of the eggs and hence the quality of the embryos… Read more.

Let’s start with the basics – a pregnancy happens when a sperm meets an egg, the egg gets fertilised to make an embryo and the embryo implants… Read more.

Timelapse incubators allow embryologists to monitor embryos without disturbing them as they develop… Read more.

The longer the eggs wait in the ovary, the more they will deteriorate and this can affect both the egg’s DNA and… Read more.

Around 20% of the eggs collected from the ovaries are immature, so how do we know which are ready to be fertilized and… Read more.

Embryos are surprisingly resilient but there are still some risks associated with PGT-A… Read more.

If your sperm count is low or your sperm are spinning around in circles, it may help to explain why they are finding it difficult to reach the egg for fertilisation… Read more.

Add-ons are treatments which are not included as standard with an IVF cycle, but may help to improve success rates… read more