Category Archives: Embryo

What is a Blastocyst?

From ovulation to fertilization; how a Blastocyst is formed

When undergoing IVF, a blastocyst is the stage the embryo reaches after 5 days in culture from the egg retrieval. During the three first days of development the embryos start to divide in separate cells, and they are called cleavage embryos. It is only from day 3 to day 5 that the blastocyst is formed.

How Many Eggs Should I Implant?

Single vs. Multiple Embryo Transfer

A question that The Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility) gets asked quite often is how many embryos should their patients transfer. Once the in vitro fertilization process has produced successful embryos, it’s not uncommon for couples to want to transfer more than one at a time with the hope of increasing their odds of […]

How an Egg Cell’s “Operating Manual” Sets the Stage for Fertility

how ovaries maintain a female's fertility

Scientists have revealed in unprecedented detail the genetic instructions immature egg cells go through step by step as they mature into functionality. Their findings improve our understanding of how ovaries maintain a female’s fertility

What are the differences between euploid, aneuploid and mosaic embryos

What are the differences between euploid, aneuploid and mosaic embryos?

Infertility patients and their doctors are always looking for ways to achieve successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Many physicians recommend preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to test a patient’s embryos, especially if the embryology laboratory has created multiple ones. PGS is one of the most effective ways to find the best embryos for transfer. PGS, […]

What is Third Party Parenting?

Love is Love

Building a family using donor eggs through IVF and third party parenting is where eggs are ‘donated’ by a third party for the purpose of third-party reproduction.

Egg Donation and Embryo Adoption After IVF

Embryo Donation after IVF

EDI’s very successful egg donation program cements us as one of the top agencies in the nation. We work with only the best IVF clinics and Reproductive Endocrinologists and are committed to offering our clients every egg donation option.
Intended Parents who are successful with in vitro fertilization and other state-of-the-art infertility treatments, may not have used all of their embryos or eggs. Many options are becoming more popular throughout the United States for embryo donation and embryo adoption cycles.

Embryo Transfers – What You Need to Know

Embryo Transfer

One of the essential parts of the in vitro fertilization process is transferring the fertilized embryo to the recipient’s uterus. It helps to know what to expect, along with some of the risks and precautions to keep in mind. Here is some information on how the process works and for whom embryo transfers are an […]

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