CAREmaps

We were the first UK clinic to introduce time-lapse embryo imaging. 

CAREmaps, the name of our time-lapse imaging procedure, is the most accurate way of choosing the best embryo without genetic testing. It allows us to predict which embryos have the most potential, which can increase your chances of successful IVF treatment

Could CAREmaps be right for me?

CAREmaps time-lapse embryo imagine is an additional procedure available to all our patients. It’s used to make our routine embryo selection process even more effective and can improve the chance of live birth rates by an average of 20%; to date, 2,000 babies have been born using CAREmaps.

CAREmaps, the name of our time-lapse imaging procedure, is the most accurate way of choosing the best embryo without genetic testing.

What does CAREmaps involve?

CAREmaps time-lapse embryo imaging is unique to CARE and is offered at all our clinics. We’ll carry out the procedure during your IVF treatment once we’ve fertilised your eggs.

The process includes three important elements.

  • Time lapse embryo imaging, where we take photographs of your embryos, without disturbing them, every few minutes. This gives our embryologists much more information than can be gained by standard methods.
  • Specific morphokinetic algorithms, which are calculations about what the embryo should be doing at specific points in time.
  • Closed incubation. With standard incubation we have to remove embryos from the incubator to observe them, but with time-lapse imaging, embryos can stay in the optimum conditions of the incubator.

Our scientists are world-leaders in time-lapse technology, and our CAREmaps technique is really highly developed; we’ve innovated models that can help us choose the best embryo more reliably, allowing us to see whether each has a low, medium, or high chance of success.

You can find out more about CAREmaps by talking to your local clinic or contacting us