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About Blastocyst Culture

The assisted reproductive technologies, that is, IVF and ICSI not only help couples in having babies but also make sure that the babies are potentially fit. Blastocyst culture is one step in this direction.

Blastocyst culture refers to a stage when embryos are developed in the laboratory. A fertilized egg is called an embryo. When this embryo is kept in the laboratory culture for 5-6 days, it develops into a blastocyst. This blastocyst now starts forming two distinct layers. The stage allows doctors to select the fittest embryo for implantation. 

Why Do You Need Blastocyst Culture?

Blastocyst culture is a part of the IVF Procedure in Surat. Some patients require single embryo transfer to avoid multiple pregnancies. In such cases, the doctors increase the duration of embryo culture to choose the best for implantation. One or two such embryos are implanted and others are frozen with vitrification.

What Happens During the Procedure?

In an IVF cycle, the egg and sperm are fused in a laboratory. This fusion generates a fertilized egg or embryo. This embryo is cultured in a laboratory till it develops two distinct layers- an outer layer (trophectoderm) and the inner cell mass. This stage is called a blastocyst.

It is important to note that all embryos do not reach the blastocyst stage. The embryos reaching the stage are graded based on the number of cells in the layers and their growth potential.

Based on the assessments, the Best IVF doctor in Surat selects the best embryo to transfer into the uterus. After 12 days of the transfer, you will be asked to take a pregnancy test. 

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