We recently invested in EmbryoScope time-lapse monitoring to help you have a baby, and since we launched this new technology many of our patients have taken take advantage of the option of placing their embryos in these state-of-the-art incubators.
EmbryoScope time-lapse gives our embryology team highly-detailed data relating to your embryo’s development, allowing us to select the best embryos to transfer for your IVF cycle.
And we’re delighted to report that we’ve already seen, in just a couple of months, an uplift in the number of women who achieve pregnancy – by this we mean a clinical pregnancy confirmed by fetal heartbeat - after using EmbryoScope.
Based on our data of women using EmbryoScope to April 2014, almost half of our patients aged 35 and under became pregnant, compared to 36% of women who chose not to use the technology. When analysing the numbers from all patients, regardless of age, the results are slightly different – 41% of women using EmbryoScope achieved pregnancy compared to 36% of women who did not. We are also seeing good results for women who are using donor eggs and opted for EmbryoScope as part of their treatment, with 58% achieving pregnancy compared to 41% using our standard embryo monitoring techniques.
What this shows is that there is a definite increase in pregnancy when using EmbryoScope according to our results so far, as we expected, and it’s positive to see this uplift in the early days of using the new incubators.
It is important to note however that some of the higher uplift in younger women could perhaps be attributed to improved selection as there are larger numbers of eggs retrieved and better egg quality. IVF success rates are always higher in younger age groups for this reason, regardless of any technology used.
EmbryoScope is available now and can be added to your treatment cycle at a cost of £650. Read our EmbryoScope FAQs for more information, to help you decide if EmbryoScope is an option you’d like to consider. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to help you on 0845 268 2244.
Last updated: 20th January 2020