Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

Photos of normal 4-cell human IVF embryos on day 2 of development

Human embryos are usually at the 4 cell stage at some point on day 2

4 cell in vitro fertilization embryo
High quality 4 cell embryo from IVF
Upper cell in middle is out of plane of focus
Zona pellucida (shell) visible as halo (not in focus)
Numerous sperm are visible attached to the outside of the zona (they lost the race)
Embryo transfer resulted in pregnancy

High quality day 2 embryo
Another very good 4-cell embryo (different patient)
Cumulus cells from the ovary are seen at 6 to 8 o'clock
Embryo transfer resulted in pregnancy

Embryo quality and grading
Granular 4 cell embryo
Embryo images
Tour our IVF lab

4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
Fax: (815) 356-1866



I am so grateful for Advanced Fertility Center. I just had my son Leland. I want to thank Dr. Catenacci and all of the nurses that helped us. Especially Ashley in the Crystal Lake office. You made this process easier by being supportive and positive. Thank you very much!


Dr. Sherban and his staff are the most amazing, compassionate, and supportive people. After almost 5 years of trying to conceive, going through numerous tests and meeting with another clinic closer to home, who told me my chances even with IVF were still very low, a good friend recommended advanced fertility center of Chicago. Best decision we ever made! We now have 2 amazing children who are now 5 and 3 years old! I cannot stress enough how amazing this staff is, they make you feel like family!


Our experience was amazing with Dr. Cantanucci and all of the nurses (especially Ashley). After ttc for 4 years and at 41 years of age, we became pregnant after 1 round of IVF, and had our beautiful boy this past October. Can't thank them enough!


2/7/15 our son was born all thanks to the assistance of Dr. Sherbahn and his staff. Everyone was so helpful and here for all our questions, worries, etc. They want this for you just as much as you want this for you! Handled with pure professionalism and care from the very start! Thank you advanced fertility!