Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an IVF clinic? Illume Fertility embryologist Erin DiPietro shares what a typical day looks like and answers some frequently asked questions about life in the lab!
The world of embryology is both fascinating and mind-boggling, leaving many fertility patients with lots of questions. In this blog, we celebrate the important, life-changing work our embryologists do each day to make amazing things like IVF and cryopreservation possible, and answer your top five embryology questions! Skip to a section: What is an embryologist? My embryo was abnormal, why did you freeze it? How do you grade embryos? How long does it take for samples to be transferred? How long do frozen embryos last? Embryology storage questions More IVF Resources
Every day of every year, fertility clinic laboratories are monitoring, observing and essentially “babysitting” patients' embryos, sperm and eggs. Their security systems are always active to keep these precious materials safe and protocols are strictly followed with every movement.