Identifying and choosing high quality sperm to fertilize an egg is crucial in male-factor infertility cases. Any and all negative influence of male-factor infertility must be negated to ensure successful embryo development. Why does this matter? HRSS technology is helping embryologists see, identify, and choose only high quality sperm cells for fertilization of an egg. With HRSS technology, embryologists are able to better visualize sperm for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration. Bottom line: Couples who have multiple failed IVF cycles are the primary benefactors of HRSS.
New Hope Fertility Center is one of only a few fertility treatment providers to offer HRSS technology. Look: HRSS optimizes the sperm selection process for improving the success of ICSI.
At 6000 x magnification – using Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscopy – it is possible for embryologists to see finer morphological details of sperm. Using conventional 500 x magnification, these details would go unnoticed.
The best part? By viewing sperm cells at 6000 x magnification, lab technicians can identify quality sperm cells that are optimum for fertilization of a healthy egg.
Once optimum sperm cells have been identified, a two-pronged process takes place.
Once the quality sperm cells are selected and separated using HRSS, they are injected into the egg for fertilization. Each egg receives a single sperm injection.
- Reduces chances of a negative impact a sperm can have on a perfectly healthy egg
- Removes any negative influence that male-factor infertility may have on successful embryo development
- Increase the chances of a viable pregnancy
HRSS Identifies Optimum Sperm
A sperm cell’s normal appearance makes it more likely to be comprised of normal chromosomes and DNA structure. Here’s the deal: Optimum sperm morphology correlates directly with successful egg fertilization and embryo implantation. Morphology is the most important criteria when judging the quality of a sperm cell.
- Sperm motility – ability of the cell to swim
- Sperm morphology – overall assessment of the cell’s shape, size, and physical appearance
HRSS optimizes the selection of quality sperm. Quality sperm is crucial for improving ICSI. The best part? The process of ICSI improved overall and - consequently – IVF pregnancy success rates are higher.
- Higher positive pregnancy rates
- More successful embryo implantations
- Increased full-term pregnancies
HRSS Increases IVF Pregnancy Success Rates
At New Hope Fertility Center, our patients have a high chance of IVF pregnancy success through the use of HRSS technology. It can’t be emphasized enough. The best quality embryos are created in vitro by using the healthiest sperm to fertilize one good egg.
In addition to noticeable increases in pregnancy success rates achieved through HRSS technology, studies have shown a decline in the rate of spontaneous abortions occurring in IVF pregnancies.
Holistic IVF Protocols Promoted Through the Benefits of HRSS
New Hope Fertility Center offers innovative holistic IVF protocols requiring very little to no hyperstimulating fertility medications to achieve a pregnancy. Bonus: These holistic protocols allow fertility specialists to enhance a woman’s natural egg production.
Our holistic IVF protocols are based on our One Good Egg Policy: It only takes one healthy egg to become pregnant and have a baby.
Double Bonus: Our holistic IVF protocols are proven to be safe, successful, and less expensive than Conventional IVF.
Male-Factor Infertility Expertise
It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a male-factor infertility treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the male-factor infertility IVF specialists at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.