One of the main predictors of IVF success is embryo quality. The link between the morphology of the embryo, implantation and clinical pregnancy rates have been shown by many studies. And even though the poor quality embryo has some potential for a successful pregnancy it shows a higher probability of spontaneous abortions, smaller chances for clinical pregnancies and decreased live birth rates.
If embryos are so important, it’s crucial to understand their role, analyse every little detail and investigate what can be done differently in the IVF process. Tools like the embryo grading system, which combined with patient’s age, fertility history, and other information about patient’s health, helps embryologists know the optimal factors for transfer: day of transfer, the number of embryos to transfer, and exactly which embryos to transfer.
And so, who knows everything about embryos? Who can reveal the secrets of successful embryos? Understands their quality, development cycle, reasons of implantation failures and so on? Embryologist.
For this reason, we invited Laura Van Os from IVF Spain speaking about Embryo quality – what can be done differently when your IVF failed?