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The Thin Pink Line (ART Compass Blog) – In our context represents the struggle, and strife of the “infertility warrior” trying to make sense of and create order out of the chaos of infertility – doctors, diagnoses, meds, and IVF cycle information. 

The thin pink line between two black fields also pays respect to all the “loss” that goes into infertility care- from failed cycles, to failed FETs, “biochemical” pregnancies, blighted ovums, miscarriages and more. 

Lastly, the thin pink line also references the line infertility warriors walk everyday- between hope and despair- between being a parent or not (typically abbreviated to “PUPO” or pregnant until proven otherwise in infertility forums).

IVF in the Time of COVID19

ASRM recommends suspension of initiation of new treatment cycles, including ovulation induction, intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), in vitro fertilization (IVF) including retrievals and frozen embryo transfers, as well as non-urgent gamete cryopreservation.

10 Things Embryologists Wish You Knew About IVF

An embryologist is a fertility specialist that helps to create viable embryos to either be used in IVF right away or to be frozen for later use. Embryologists aren’t MDs, but they are highly trained medical professionals, usually holding a Masters degree or a PhD due to the specialized nature of their work. Here are ten things they wish you knew about IVF!

Beautiful Blastocysts

Does Embryo Grading Matter?⁠#Embryo grading is not an exact science, but it is a tool that providers use in addition to other factors to determine which embryos may be fit for transferring. ⁠ Blastocysts are embryos that have advanced to the 5 or 6 day stage. Blastocysts possess an inner cell mass which will become the …

Our Approach To Competency Assessment

Validation Studies  Over 80 competency assessment modules were created for sperm and embryo morphology, quality, viability and common clinical decision timepoints. Validation studies are underway, using images of PAP stained morphology slides for andrology modules, and 112 cleavage stage images captured on EmbryoScope 66 hours post insemination, and 168 blastocyst stage images captured on EmbryoScope …

ART Compass and EmbryoDirector at ASRM Booth 1900

Exclusive content for ASRM 2019 attendees. The hands-on training opportunities offered by EmbryoDirector are complemented by the ART Compass competency assessment and continuing education mobile app platform.