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Let's Make It Your Year - Week 4

We’re on the home stretch so let’s get into the nitty gritty of advanced fertility treatment options.

Whether you require simple or complex fertility treatment, our fertility specialists are in the best position to guide and support you. At Tas IVF we invest significantly in research and development, with a particular focus on identifying the healthiest egg, sperm or embryo.

Let’s look at some of the advanced scientific techniques which could improve your chances of conceiving.

What to look for in a laboratory?

Ivy – IVF Artificial Intelligence

  • Ivy AI performs a comprehensive three dimensional assessment of the growth of the embryos through all stages of development and then relates this data to whether a fetal heart has developed, or not.
  • By objective analysis of the images, Ivy identifies the embryos with the greatest likelihood of developing as far as a fetal heart, by allocating each embryo an ‘embryoscore’.
  • The embryo with the highest embryoscore, and therefore the highest potential for leading to a viable fetus, can then be selected for transfer, with the aim of accelerating the chance of a healthy baby.


  • An EmbryoScope is an innovative time-lapse technology used to carefully monitor and analyse the development of embryos.
  • It combines an incubator, high resolution camera and computer software to automatically take an image of an embryo up to every 7 minutes.

Electronic ID tracking

  • Electronic ID Tracking is an electronic system called “Witness” which allocates the patients identity to each sample and digitally tracks every vessel containing the patient’s eggs, embryos and sperm to improve traceability.
  • By using this technology, embryologists reduce the chance of error in human samples with the use of a system that monitors and digitally tracks every patient sample.
  • The RI witness system is used to automatically identify and track tags attached to dishes or tubes containing patient’s eggs, embryos and sperm. The tags contain electronically stored patient information and monitors the movements of patient samples throughout the process.

Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

  • PGT is a scientific technique that can be used to test embryos for either a known genetic condition or chromosome variations.
  • This enables only chromosomally healthy embryos or those unaffected by a specific disorder to be selected for transfer during an IVF cycle.

Chromosome Testing (CT)

  • CT is a pre-implantation genetic testing technique that screens all 24 chromosomes in a developing embryo.
  • This enables the selection of only the embryos with a healthy chromosome profile to transfer.

Zinc is an essential mineral for our fertility, and overall health. The Dietologist gives us a prawn, cashew and buckwheat noodle stir-fry, oozing with zinc goodness!

Warrior Princess Empower Workout

Get fit and healthy with Warrior Princess' full body Empower Workout!

Mindfulness Podcast: Trust

Judith Krause discusses trust and gives us advice on how to trust ourselves, and others. 

During this programme you can head to our private Facebook group and chat with others who are trying to conceive. Hearing the experiences of other people on a similar fertility journey can be an invaluable source of support and encouragement.

Hear from our fertility specialists on what factors affect your fertility and what you can do to maximise you chances of conceiving.

In case you missed it last week: Week 3 of Let's Make it Your Year >>>>