Why using an Embryoscope is not enough

Why using an Embryoscope is not enough

Many fertility clinics are now offering time lapse technology in attempt to improve and stabilise conditions for developing embryos, and to provide additional information to help select the best embryo. But do all clinics approach this technology in the same way?In...
Christmas! The most wonderful time of year! – For some.

Christmas! The most wonderful time of year! – For some.

For many people struggling with infertility, Christmas can feel anything but ‘The most wonderful time of the year’. In fact, the thought of another Christmas without a ‘longed for’ child or ‘the family we’d always imagined’ can be extremely triggering and fill you...
Are you considering freezing your eggs?

Are you considering freezing your eggs?

Egg Freezing has become more popular over recent years.  Women are much more aware that increasing age has a serious impact on fertility, as the average age to start a family is increasing. However, by freezing their eggs, they can improve their chances of success if...
Understanding and Treating Endometriosis

Understanding and Treating Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women in the UK. It is a condition that causes painful or heavy periods, and may also lead to infertility, fatigue, bladder or bowel problems. Around 1.5 million women in the UK are currently living with the condition, and it can affect...

Sperm Donation

The increase in requirement of sperm donation over recent years can be ascribed primarily to the changing landscape of those wishing to create a family. Traditional scenarios would have involved a heterosexual couple who required donated sperm to avoid passing on a...

Do embryos travel well?

An exciting part of being an embryologist at CARE is the chance to carry out research and having the opportunity to present the findings at National and International conferences. I was lucky enough to have my research selected for presentation at a recent conference....

How to choose the best embryo

How does CARE choose which embryo to transfer? IVF treatment generally results in the creation of several embryos. We aim to transfer the best one and are often able to freeze some of the remaining embryos. The best embryos are the one which will give you the highest...