IVF and Fertility Specialists Clinic
Pictures of IVF embryos from our in vitro fertilization laboratory
Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
Picture of IVF embryo - this is a fertilized human egg (also called oocyte)
This is the morning after IVF egg retrieval when we check eggs for fertilization
Male and female genetic material (DNA) are in the 2 pronuclei - center of the photo
Photo of a high quality day 3 human embryo at the 8-cell stage
6 cells are visible in this plane of focus
This picture shows a high quality blastocyst embryo on day 5
5 day blastocyst transfer can result in high pregnancy rates with low multiple pregnancy rates
Eggs as seen at the egg retrieval procedure
The eggs (darker area below the "E") are inside a mass of cumulus cells ("C")
Images showing examples of normal and abnormal eggs, including low quality eggs, high quality mature eggs, abnormal eggs, very immature eggs, and degenerative oocytes.
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|Pictures of low quality & high quality eggs|
|Pictures of immature IVF eggs|
|Abnormal egg photos|
|Degenerative IVF egg pictures|
|Eggs at the egg retrieval procedure|
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...
This is what we want to see the morning after the egg retrieval in IVF cycles
Embryos such as this must be discarded
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
This is what we want to see at about 72 hours after egg retrieval
Embryos that look like this generally have a high rate of implantation after being transferred to the uterus
One embryo has a very unusual shape. Is it to become a football star?
An example of a very fragmented and low quality embryo is also shown.
This is the last stage of embryo development before it (hopefully) becomes a blastocyst
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.
A series of images that demonstrates ICSI
Assisted hatching can improve a couple's chances for pregnancy
A series of 5 pictures demonstrates the embryo hatching procedure
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:
One has a thick shell, another has an irregular shell, and the 3rd has a normal appearance
Two embryo photos are shown
One shows granular cells, the other has normal cells
A 4 cell "wannabee"
Two embryos are shown
A zygote with many pronuclei and a multinucleated 2 cell
These are significant chromosomal abnormalities
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