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    No Fertilization? Why Eggs Don’t Fertilize, and What We Can Do

    One of the hardest parts of being an embryologist is having to tell a patient that, after all their hard work getting their eggs ready for retrieval, there is nothing good to report the next morning ... read more

    Why Do We Freeze Slow-Developing Embryos?

    You have had your egg retrieval and are now waiting for your embryo transfer. Instead of having your transfer 5 days later, you are told that the embryos are “dividing slowly” and the transfer is ... read more

    Eggs: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    The importance of egg quality in women trying to conceive can not be stressed enough. Women are born with a certain, and finite, number of eggs. Even though there may be more eggs present in the ... read more

    Fifth vs Sixth Day Blastocyst Grading

    During in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order for implantation and pregnancy to occur, the embryos must reach a stage of development known as ‘blastocyst’. Reaching the blastocyst stage is an integral ... read more

    Timeline with images of embryo development in IVF

    Many fertility patients are curious about what exactly happens in the embryology lab, from the time their eggs are retrieved to the time they are transferred. When people have answers to their ... read more

    Can You Do Genetic Testing on Frozen Embryos?

    Many patients who have been through an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle have blastocysts that have been frozen. These blastocysts are cryopreserved by a process known as vitrification, which is a ... read more

    Bed rest after embryo transfer could negatively affect IVF outcome

    “Should I lie down for a while after my embryo transfer to optimize our chances of success?” That is a question we are asked on a daily basis. We've always advised our patients that bed rest after ... read more

    Top 5 Things You Should Know about Egg Quality and IVF

    When undergoing an IVF cycle you have a lot on your mind. If you are like most people, egg quality is typically not first on the list. However, egg quality is one of the single most important aspects ... read more

    What Are Chromosomes and Why Are They Important in IVF?

    Most of us remember very little from our Biology 101 class we had to pass in order to finish high school or college. The terms were technical and the processes complex. However, now that reproduction ... read more

    Sperm Morphology: FAQ on Sperm Size and Shape

    One of the important criteria that are assessed during a semen analysis is sperm morphology (the others are count, motility and volume). Sperm morphology is the term used to describe the appearance ... read more

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