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Day 3 or Day 5 blastocyst embryos? An embryologist’s 101

With every single day in the process representing a whole new milestone, there’s much deliberation over whether blastocyst embryos at Day 5 are preferable to embryos at Day 3. We picked up with expert embryologist and fertility blogger, Maryam Rahbar for her 101 on this all-consuming topic (if you know, you know).


Embryo grading – your top questions answered

It’s a fertility truth that when it comes to embryo grading and success rates, Google search might not be your best friend. Before you get lost in a sea of results, research and second guesses, back up and hear from Danielle Breen, Laboratory Manager at TFP Thames Valley Fertility. With second-to-none expertise across every one of [...]

How to Choose an Embryo for IVF Success

Wondering what embryo selection is? Curious how fertility specialists choose an embryo for implantation during IVF? Here, our FHH partners at Genomic Prediction explain how embryos are selected during fertility treatment. The team at Genomic Prediction are world leaders in preimplantation genetic testing (view their profile here). Their LifeView platform consists of advanced embryo genetic [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Hatching Blastocysts

Starting from the top, hatching blastocysts are embryos that have reached an advanced stage of development, where they begin to break out of their protective outer shell, known as the zona pellucida. This process, called hatching, is a crucial step for successful implantation in the uterus, during fertility treatments like IVF. Hatching blastocysts are typically [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Embryology

Everything You Need to Know about Embryology Watch Fertility Help Hub's Q&A webinar about: Embryo grading What embryologists look for in the lab for optimum IVF success Whether Day 5 transfers are more successful for IVF Egg Freezing vs. Embryo Freezing ICSI vs IVF The panel of fertility specialists from Laurel Fertility Care, include Head [...]

Embryo Grading – What is it and Why is it Important for the IVF Process?

For patients undergoing fertility treatment, the fertility journey can often feel like a series of important hurdles to overcome, one after the next. At one end of the spectrum, there are results of initial fertility tests and investigations, which might identify why you haven’t been able to conceive naturally. Then during the IVF process, everyone [...]

What Do Fertility Tests Involve? By Blair Nelson

  Blair Nelson, of Fab Fertility in the USA, gives us her personal fertility report card. A simple explanation of how fertility tests work, as well as Blair and her husbands’ test results, and the reasoning behind them. Blair is a big voice in the TTC (trying to conceive community) and we’re delighted that after […]


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