Ed and Caroline Marks have two excellent reasons to believe in new technology: identical twins Claire and Charlotte, the Marks’ newborn daughters.
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The Marks twins are the first babies born at Cleveland Clinic using new in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. It comes in the form of a special embryo incubator with a sophisticated camera that captures embryo development every 15 seconds.
This advance may help IVF experts better determine which embryos can lead to successful pregnancies. Embryos change from moment to moment. IVF experts can now see the changes as they occur.
Nina Desai, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Fertility Center, says, “In the past we’ve never been able to see these changes. Now we’re able to evaluate what characteristics are associated with an embryo that is more likely to implant.”
Dr. Desai says more than 100 patients have used the new technology to date, and with it pregnancy rates have been greater than 60 percent.
See the Marks’ success story.