An immature egg is an oocyte that has not reached meiotic competency, meaning it hasn’t reached the first stages of meiotic division.
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Sperm quality is a problem that is often overlooked, yet it plays an equally important role in IVF success rates.
A common question patients have revolves around what happens after an embryo has been transferred back. Simply put, do you have to lie down after the embryo transfer?
Almost a third of fertility problems can be attributed to male factor, with common causes ranging from sperm quality and quantity to problems relating to the delivery of the sperm.
Assessing and correcting fertility problems is the first step in any fertility treatment and at Fertility First, we want to make the process as easy as possible with minimal invasiveness.
Usually out of the eggs retrieved, we expect approximately 80% to be mature, and of those, between 60 to 80% will fertilise normally. This is perfectly normal.
Abnormal fertilisation sometimes occurs in embryos and can be identified by an embryologist.
With endometriosis affecting between two and ten percent of women, you may want to know whether you can exercise with endometriosis.
Recent research suggests the COVID virus is having a detrimental impact on sperm production and sperm quality.
With a new year comes a renewed sense of diet and lifestyle goals, and these could just give you the push to get pregnant. What habits should you consider if you’re planning to fall pregnant?