Chapter 8

Inside the Lab

This is where we take you on a guided tour of the lab to see what happens to your eggs after they are retrieved. You'll see how they are sorted according to their appearance and maturity, and witness depictions of their fertilization and incubation. Then you'll learn how embryos are graded and follow their development in the days before transfer.

This tour is invaluable for your full understanding of IVF and for your eventual trust and confidence in the procedure. The lab embryologist and your doctor will be key sources of knowledge and guidance at this time.