Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

2-cell Embryos from IVF, In Vitro Fertilization

Human embryos should divide from the one cell (zygote) stage to 2 cells between about 22 to 30 hours after fertilization

Below are shown multinucleated and normal appearing day two human embryos with 2 cells

Chromosomally abnormal human 2 cell embryo
This abnormal 2-cell embryo is from in vitro fertilization from a 41 year old woman
Multinucleation - multiple nuclei (circular structures - like moon craters) are seen in these cells
This chromosomally abnormal embryo was not transferred back to the uterus

More about chromosomal problems in eggs and embryos
More about multinucleation - day 3 embryo quality
More about egg quantity and quality problems
More about female age and fertility problems

Normal human 2 cell embryo on day 2
This is a normal appearing 2-cell embryo

Fragmented 2-cells
Embryo Images page
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4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
Fax: (815) 356-1866