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The IVF Journey


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This slideshow was developed to assist people who need some visual aids in the processing of the IVF Journey from the laboratory's perspective. It has helped many people understand the process of cell division and embryology from the beginning of their journey to the end of the laboratory involvement.

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The IVF Journey

  1. 1. The IVF Journey
  2. 2. Day Zero
  3. 3. ICSI
  4. 4. Day One Normal fertilization 2 pronuclei Abnormal fertilization 3 pronuclei
  5. 5. Day 2 Cleavage stage Two cells 4 cells
  6. 6. Day 3 5 good quality 6-8 cells Continue culture to blast transfer
  7. 7. Day 3 poor quality
  8. 8. Day 4 compaction and morula
  9. 9. Day 5 Blastocyst stage Expanded blast Hatched blast
  10. 10. Day 3 vs Day 5 Transfer Cleavage stage Blastocyst stage
  11. 11. Assisted hatching to increase implantation rates Acid assisted hatching creates a small hole in the zona pellucida or membrane to allow the embryo to hatch.
  12. 12. Cryopreservation 2 PN stage Blast with ICM and good trophectoderm
  13. 13. After Transfer, hatching and implantation in a couple days