IVF and Fertility Specialists Clinic
Pictures of IVF embryos from our in vitro fertilization laboratory
Page author Richard Sherbahn MD
5 day blastocyst transfer can result in high pregnancy rates with low multiple pregnancy rates
Pictures of eggs and sperm
Human eggs, also called oocytes
Images showing examples of normal and abnormal eggs, including low quality eggs, high quality mature eggs, abnormal eggs, very immature eggs, and degenerative oocytes.
In the end, us men are just DNA donors. Some women would (? falsely) claim that's all we're good for! If cloning is ever perfected and applied to humans, women won't even need us for our DNA. Let's hold off on the cloning research, please...
Pictures of day one embryos
This is what we want to see the morning after the egg retrieval in IVF cycles
Embryos such as this must be discarded
Pictures of day 2 embryos
This is what we want to see at about 48 hours after the egg retrieval procedure
Two embryos are shown, one is multinucleated and very abnormal, the other appears normal
Two embryos are shown, one has some fragmentation, the other does not
Images of day three embryos
This is what we want to see at about 72 hours after egg retrieval
One embryo has a very unusual shape. Is it to become a football star?
Pictures of day four morula stage embryos
This is the last stage of embryo development before it (hopefully) becomes a blastocyst
Pictures of blastocysts on day 5 to 6 of IVF embryo development
The blastocyst stage is the last stage of embryo development before the embryo hatches and implants into the lining of the uterus. Blastocyst transfer can reduce multiple pregnancy risks, with high pregnancy success rates.
Other pictures of IVF embryos
A series of images that demonstrates ICSI
Assisted hatching can improve a couple's chances for pregnancy
IVF embryos of different grades are shown to demonstrate differences in morphologic quality (basically, how pretty they are)
Embryo grading scores relate to their potential to implant and make a viable pregnancy
Three embryo images are shown:
Two embryo photos are shown
A 4 cell "wannabee"
Two embryos are shown
Embryos can have preimplantation genetic screening before transfer
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