This article will help you know how. This article briefly discusses what an EmbryoScope is, how it works, how embryos are generally incubated and selected along with how EmbryoScope incubation can improve IVF success chances.
What is an EmbryoScope?
An EmbryoScope is an advancement to IVF incubators technology that is used to imitate a woman’s uterus environment to ensure the development of the fertilised eggs into healthy embryos before one of them is selected and transferred back to the woman’s uterus for further development. EmbryoScope is like any other IVF incubator that gives embryos temporary housing but with advancements for embryologists to better monitor the developing fertilised eggs from time to time, to be able to select the embryo with the most potential to implant successfully during IVF embryo transfer and sustain a healthy pregnancy afterwards.
How does it work?
As the egg retrieval or collection procedure takes place in an IVF cycle, it is fertilised by the intended father’s sperm to cause fertilisation and the fertilised egg is then required to be incubated for around a week. IVF incubators have an artificial environment as if a woman’s uterus is then used to keep the fertilised eggs protected for embryo selection and transfer and to keep it developing into a healthy embryo throughout that week.
Other than standard embryo incubators, most advanced IVF centre in Gurgaon use EmbryoScope, an advancement in IVF incubator technology. Apart from giving the fertilised eggs a flourishing environment to develop into a healthy embryo throughout the one-week incubation period, it also has a built-in camera that captures detailed images of the developing embryo every 10 minutes throughout the entire incubation process. This helps embryologists better monitor the embryos’ development and select the embryo with the most potential to result in a healthy pregnancy.
How are embryos generally selected?
In an IVF cycle, when the woman’s mature eggs are fertilised successfully by the intended father’s sperm, they are set to incubate in a micro IVF incubator which imitates the exact environment of the woman’s uterus to keep the fertilised eggs developing healthily outside the woman’s body throughout the incubation process. In certain time intervals and periods throughout the 5-7 days incubation process, developing embryos are taken out of the incubator for monitoring and making necessary assessments with help of a microscope.
Depending on the periodic monitoring and assessments, the embryo with the most potential to result in a healthy pregnancy is selected for IVF embryo transfer.
How does an EmbryoScope improve IVF success chances?
Other than standard IVF incubators that create an artificial environment as if a woman’s uterus to get the fertilised eggs developing throughout the incubation process, EmbryoScope has a number of advantages that escalate the chances of IVF cycle success.
In standard IVF incubators, the fertilised eggs have to be taken out of the incubator for periodic monitoring and assessments which puts the eggs at a risk of potential damage to the developing cells. This damage could lead to the uterus rejecting the embryo, miscarriage or birth defects. EmbryoScope eliminates this risk completely because it has a built-in camera that captures detailed images of the developing embryos every 10 minutes for monitoring and assessment purposes, without requiring the embryos to be removed from the incubator.
Though the Embryo Scope incubator may add up a bit to your IVF cost in Gurgaon, it gives the embryos a protected environment and allows safer and more detailed monitoring by providing developing embryos images every 10 minutes throughout the entire incubation process. Without risking any damage to the embryos, embryologists can assess and select the embryo with the most potential to result in a healthy pregnancy.
IVF treatment can be complicated if you cannot find the right fertility clinic. And, if you are considering EmbryoScope for your embryo incubation and selection, there are only a few advanced fertility clinics that have this incubation technology available. Besides that, the EmbryoScope incubator will eventually escalate the cost of IVF treatment and you may want to find a reasonable gynaecologist/obstetrician for the job.
You can always consider Grace Fertility for the same. With over 10,000 infertile couples treated and having a high 74% IVF success rate, they have helped countless infertility couples have a child and start a family. You can get an online appointment from their website and get in touch with them 24×7 on the provided helpline number.