How To Determine Egg Quality
Egg quality & quantity & the relationship to fertility, infertility and IVF success
The concept of a woman's "Egg Quality" is derived from the observation that the probability of embryo implantation is strongly related to the age of the woman who provides the egg and to her ovarian reserve. Therefore, "Egg Quality" is synonymous with "the probability of embryo implantation". Egg Quality cannot be determined by looking at the egg, measuring its receptivity to fertilization by sperm, or observing initial embryo division. Just because an embryo looks good in the laboratory, does not mean that it will implant. Just as the proof of the pudding is in the eating, the proof of Egg Quality is in the embryo implantation.