Is There a Difference Between Ovarian Reserve and Egg Quality?

Eggs or ova are microscopic. This is why they are checked only after extraction. In order to decipher whether the eggs extracted are of good quality or not, the following steps are taken:

  • The eggs are extracted.
  • They are judged on the basis of their physical appearance. If they do not appear sound, they are discarded. Those that are approved as per their physicality are sent forward for further processing.
  • The eggs are subjected to a culture medium with the sperms of the father or donor sperms. The eggs that fertilize are used for embryo transfer while the eggs that did not fertilize are discarded.

difference between ovarian reserve and egg quality

There is no method by which it can be found whether an egg would fertilize or not. The only way to do that is by letting them fertilize only.

The peculiar thing with ovum is that a woman might be producing a low amount of eggs or may have an inadequate reserve of ovum in her ovaries however; she might be producing good quality of eggs. Similarly, a woman with a good reserve of eggs may not produce healthy or good quality eggs.

The only way by which the quality and competency of a woman’s eggs can be determined is by mapping her AMH levels. These levels are the actual measures of deciphering the condition of the fertility of a woman.

Get Latest Updates on
IVF & Fertility
in your mail box




100% Privacy. We don't spam.

EVERY 3 HOURS
A MEDICOVER BABY IS
BORN WORLDWIDE!
Currently present in 14 countries (UK, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, and now, India), Medicover has over 3,000 medical centres in its network.
Follows us :
Recent
Miracles do happen! Thank you, Medicover Fertility

Every woman desire to start a family at some point in her life, but this desire can have long waits, or you may have to surrender before your destiny. Strange it may sound but my battle with infertility started once...Read more

Single Embryo Transfer

In today's world Assisted Reproductive Technology has been a boon to many infertile couples. It has not only increased pregnancy rates, but this technology has also increased the incidence of multiple pregnancies. It is very common to hear patients undergoing...Read more