Dr. Servy’s Fertility Blog

Cryptorchidism and Male Infertility

There are many causes of male infertility. One condition that can contribute is cryptorchidism, which means hidden testis. This is incomplete testicular descent in the scrotum and may be in one or both of the testicles. The testicles descend to a scrotal position in humans in order to help with sperm production. An undescended testicle(s) … Continued

Zika Virus & Pregnancy

The CDC confirmed the Zika virus can cause some pretty serious birth defects if a mother contracts Zika while pregnant. Learn how to avoid the virus and plan your pregnancy.

Why Do We Prefer to Transfer Embryos at the Blastocyst Stage?

There is a big difference between a third day, with 8 to 10 cells, embryo and a day 5 blastocyst which contains between 150 and 220 cells. In the blastocyst, you can detect the inner cell mass, which is actually the future fetus and the trophectoderm, which is the future placenta. Not only is placement of the embryo at the blastocyst stage more natural, but we can better select the one that will have a better chance of survival.