In the lab - behind the scenes

What happens - behind the scenes in the lab

Stephen Harbottle says ''I realise that the laboratory where I work is often a place of great mystery and intrigue to you. For me it’s all very straightforward. I spend most of my working time here, after all. But you don’t get the opportunity to see what happens between the collection of your sperm and eggs and your embryo transfer and I know you wonder about it.''

''People have often asked me what’s going on in those stressful times when nothing seems to be happening in their treatment. Why do they have to wait? And what exactly are we doing to their precious eggs, sperms and growing embryos?''

''So here’s a chance for you to see your treatment cycle through the eyes of your embryologists! I hope you find it interesting. I probably can’t answer every question everyone will think of so if you still have any questions, please feel free to ask, when we meet. That’s what we’re here for.''

Day 0-5 inc. embryo transfer stage and blastocyst vertification stage

Day 0 | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Embryo transfer (inc eSET) | Blastocyst vertification

Meet the lab team.