This is why patients should always insist that their IVF clinic provide them with photos of their embryos. This helps to keep the IVF clinic honest !
Good clinics provide embryo photos routinely and proactively, because they are transparent, open and accountable.
Sadly, not all clinics do this as yet - and this is why patients should be assertive.
The best time is before you start your IVF cycle and have paid your charges - otherwise you will be fobbed off with all kinds of lame excuses . The worst one I have heard is a complete lie - " We don't take photos because this will damage the embryos !"
The truth is that bad clinics don't have the courage and confidence to give embryo photos to their patients !