Monday, March 05, 2018

What is a Grade A embryo ?

It breaks my heart when I see the poor quality of IVF treatment today most patients get today.

There is no transparency or openness, and no SOPs ( standard operating procedures). Everything seems to be done on an ad-hoc basis, depending upon the doctor's whims and fancies.

Thus, many doctors tell their patients they have transferred  Grade A embryos for them. The patient is very happy, because she is very impressed with how good the doctor is !

However, the doctor does not bother to provide any photos of the embryos, and it seems that the patient is forced to take the doctor's word for the quality of her embryos.

Good IVF clinics routinely and proactively provide embryo photos to all their patients ! Not only does this increase the patient's confidence level in the clinic, it also helps to document that they are providing high quality care - something which all good clinics are proud to do !

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