• Understanding the latest IUI research

    When going through fertility treatment, it can be hard to know when articles come out in the media just what the data means.  So I asked Doctors John Peek and Dean Morbeck to translate what the recent research around IUI means today. The recent article in the NZ Herald talks about the positive outcome of fertilit...

    10 July 2017

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  • Feeding embryos during an IVF cycle and the research to back it up.

    Have you heard that one media is “better” than another?  We embryologists are always keeping on the lookout for better culture media and have yet to find a clear winner.  Two large reviews of published studies have come to the same conclusion, though to be honest, the studies are in general difficult to compare (1,2...

    7 August 2017

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  • Culture Media Basics

    What is Media in IVF and what do I need to know?   Dr Dean Morbeck, helps relate the science behind media during an IVF cycle.  At Fertility Associates, we use a type of media called single step, which is just one mix of nutrients and the embryo stays in this media for the entire time they’re in culture. We use th...

    7 August 2017

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  • Science behind an IVF cycle - Dr Dean Morbeck

    For many, the whole IVF process can seem daunting, and no doubt what happens in the lab is the most mysterious.  I’m here to give you a quick primer on what happens during an IVF cycle.  While embryologists are a proud group doing what I think is one of the best jobs in the world, they are just one part of a process...

    13 March 2017

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