New IVF Technology!

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New IVF Technology!
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 4:52pm

The following is the story of the first successful pregnancy at the Cleveland Clinic using IVF along with new technology called EmbryoScope.  EmbryoScope allows continuous monitoring of the embryos: 

Traditionally during IVF, embryos are removed from an incubator once a day for a few minutes to check if the embryo is growing appropriately.  But because embryos grow and change so quickly, researchers can miss important changes or problems by checking only once a day. In addition, taking an embryo out of the incubator risks exposing the sensitive embryo to the outside world.  

“With the EmbryoScope, you are doing continuous imaging,” said Dr. Nina Desai, an obstetrician at the Cleveland Clinic.  “There's a lot going on behind the scenes that, if you just had a single static observation per day, you would miss.”

Read more at: http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/08/17240287-new-ivf-technology-helps-couples-conceive?lite

The article lists out some places that are using the EmbryoScope.  Will this be something that you look into as an option for your IVF cycle?