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Many of our patients have done an IVF cycle in another clinic before coming to us, and they are surprised when we tell them that we give photos of embryos routinely to all our patients , because their earlier IVF clinic did not bother to share any information at all and they did not even know that their embryos could be photographed !

We do this for many reasons.

This is one of the global best practices for all world-class IVF clinics, and we want our patients to be confident that they have received the best possible medical care . Giving them photos of top quality embryos is tangible evidence that we have done this after all, the only thing an IVF clinic can do is make embryos, and top quality IVF clinics make top quality embryos !

This documentation gives them peace of mind that they haven't left any stone unturned in their quest for a baby . Patients are mature enough to understand that while the outcome of an IVF cycle is uncertain , the process is definitely in the doctors hands. By sharing embryo photos , they know that we have carried out the process properly .

Equally importantly , patients will carry these files and show them to other doctors , and these doctors will be able to verify ( after seeing the embryo photos ) that we have provided our patients with top quality medical care . This can be extremely reassuring for the patient.

By being open and transparent , we increase the confidence our patients have in the quality of care we provide them. This is invaluable for us , because it's our patients who are most important source of referrals . We dont offer any cuts or kickbacks to doctors to refer patients to us , which is why we focus on delighting our patients, so they will refer their friends and relatives to us .

Finally these photos give patients a head-start in starting their Baby Album !

Source : https://blog.drmalpani.com/2021/04/the-important-of-embryo-photos-in-ivf.html
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.
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