Looking through the lens: The Integral Role of Embryologist in an IVF cycle

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The fertility specialists aren’t just here to help you treat infertility; their role goes way beyond that. They are the ultimate life-givers, making miracles happen the form of healthy babies to couples that have otherwise lost hope at conceiving.

With the birth of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, 25th July was marked as an exceptional date in the history of humankind. Through the successful intervention of scientists in matters related to infertility, hope has been brought to thousands of other childless couples. More than 8 million IVF healthy babies have been born into this world through the living field of ART since then.

 Goral Gandhi, a notable embryologist and researcher in ART and IVF in India, says, “Embryologists are not just doctors merely following a protocol. It takes a certain dedication and passion for the work that we do, whether it is the QC measures that we so vehemently follow or making the best use of patient material to produce successful chance at pregnancy.”

She further elucidates the empowering effect of information and awareness saying, “Childless couples who are preparing to bring a child into this world but are affected by infertility related barriers might find great comfort in knowing that they have a medical team of embryologist by their side, to help them experience the joy of parenthood.”

With the firm conviction of doctors in the field, each contribution adds to the success ART has seen over the years. The boundaries of what is possible with IVF and fertility treatment are continually being expanded by these doctors.

Crediting the pivotal role of embryologists in bringing assisted reproduction to what it is today, Lareina F. Welch, a leading embryologist, congratulates the doctor worldwide for creating and supporting life. “This honour wouldn’t be possible without the tireless work of pioneer embryologist and the continued efforts of current day embryologists. To all my colleagues and pioneers in our field, I thank you for your dedication and passion. I wish everyone 100% fertilization on World Embryologist’s Day!” she says.

Embryologists work with doctors to aid patients that need reproductive help. Their work is mostly behind closed laboratories, where they foster healthy growth of embryos and their eventual culmination into future babies, which they proudly state as being one of the most unique and fulfilling careers there is!