IVF Air Quality: An essential for high pregnancy rates
The most difficult part of the IVF process is growing embryos in the laboratory. Creating an optimal environment for embryos is extremely important for ensuring embryo viability and maintaining the highest pregnancy rates.
Numerous factors, such as air quality, temperature, humidity, levels of essential gases and light, are known to affect eggs and embryos. Air quality is often overlooked when setting up an IVF laboratory. The designers of the Naperville Fertility Center went to great lengths to ensure the highest possible air quality for the our IVF lab.
IVF Air Quality FAQs
Uncover the impact of air quality on pregnancy rates in IVF. Learn how we prioritize air quality for successful outcomes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are very harmful to embryos. Many studies have documented that small amounts of VOCs in air circulating in an IVF laboratory can have detrimental effects on pregnancy rates. VOCs are gases that are emitted from a variety of sources found in and near the laboratory. Common source for VOCs include ordinary indoor wall paints, plastics used in test tubes and petri dishes, perfumes, deodorants, and even car exhaust from outside the building.
- Particles (particulates) including common dust and lint.
- Biologicals such as fungi, mold spores, viruses and bacteria.
Most of the surfaces in our IVF laboratory are stainless steel, which does not emit VOCs and is an easy-to-clean surface that resists the growth of biologicals. Every other surface, including the flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, and doors, was specially selected to have low levels of VOC emission.
The Naperville Fertility Center also features a fully integrated state-of-the-art air filtration system known as the LifeAire system. The LifeAire IVF air purification system combines HEPA filters to remove particulates, UVC radiation to kill biologicals without creating harmful ozone, and a one-of-a-kind system for the elimination of VOCs. Naperville Fertility Center is the only IVF center in Illinois to feature the LifeAire system, and one of only five centers nationwide.
Third party independent testing of the air in the Naperville Fertility Center IVF laboratory shortly after completion of construction -- when VOC levels would ordinarily be very high -- revealed undetectable VOC levels.
The answer is a resounding yes! Results from a center in Albany, New York found that IVF pregnancy rates doubled after installation of the LifeAire system. Results from the Naperville Fertility Center have been similarly astounding.
The staff is amazing here. I’m in the middle of IVF and had an issue with a medication and they went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to continue our journey (on the weekend no less); truly above and beyond. The staff are very caring and professional. Definitely recommend Dr. Morris and this amazing practice.
I’m so grateful to have been referred to Dr. Morris and his team! I’ve spent the last month or so working with the team and they’ve made what is naturally a hard process both mentally and physically as comforting and easy as possible. Dr. Morris’s success rates speak for themselves, but what I want to let everyone know is that he is equally comforting. A special thank you to Jocelyne, Pam and Barbie, these three women on his staff from front desks to RNs really have made the experience an extremely positive one. PS. My cousin who referred me to Dr. Morris has a smart, healthy and beautiful baby boy who he helped bring into this world!
Thanks to Dr.Morris I am holding today my little dream girl. I don't have enough words to express how thankful I am to him and everyone working in IVF1 Naperville. Highly recomend Dr.Morris and his clinic to everyone looking for real professional help and attitude!
I honestly can’t praise this company enough. Dr. Randy Morris bedside manner is absolutely amazing, his staff professionalism and customer service is also amazing. Your experience with this company will be nothing but perfect. From the initial call to the receptionist. To speaking with the nursing staff, billing, etc. everyone wants to help you with family planning. No matter what my outcome is, I know I’m with a co that will make sure I have the best chances. Thank you to Dr Randy Morris and Staff a bunch!
Dr. Morris and staff were very friendly. Dr. Morris was very informative and patient with answering all questions I had. We were uncertain on the options and next steps to take and Dr. Morris explained all the details and options we have. Excellent staff and a great doc.
I don't even know where to start...THANK YOU! Thank you for giving us our son. We went through a year of IVF. Although there may have been things I didn't want to hear (chances of pregnancy, factors out of our control, etc.) it was important to hear the truth and know what our chances were. The staff was always great with us and they were very patient. They really have everything figured out and what the best options out for outcomes. I never felt pressured to make certain decisions and always felt well informed. Again, I can't thank Dr. Morris and all his staff for everything!!!
Dr. Morris is by far the best fertility doctor! When I transferred to IVF1 from my previous fertility doctor, he read all my medical records in depth. Never once did I feel stressed or unsure of what was happening. The entire staff there is so nice and make you feel so comfortable. It was so easy to schedule appointments, get medications, or ask a nurse a question. My calls were always returned within 20 minutes. I highly recommend IVF1! Dr. Morris made it possible for us to get pregnant!
He is a very professional and good doctor. the whole clinic is very nice. all the staff are amazing. The doctor operated on me for endometriosis and I got pregnant during the second IVF. we have a wonderful 1 year old son. thank you doctor we still have an embryo, I think I will definitely come back to you in a year or two.
Amazing staff. They made us feel like family. They cried when I called to tell them the birth of our daughter. Starting round two next month. Simply the best. They care!