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Is the development and stages of zygote, blastocyst, etc. The same whether or not u have had IVF or the natural way?

Is the development and stages of zygote, blastocyst, etc. The same whether or not u have had IVF or the natural way?

Same: Development is the same, the difference is ivf embryos enter the uterine cavity earlier than in natural conception. ...Read more

Blastocyst (Definition)

We use this term for one of the early phases after fertilization, in which the mass of cells produced by the division of the fertilized egg has acquired a central cavity, making it hollow, and one can tell which cells will become ...Read more


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Do you believe in destroying a zygote thru abortion?

Do you believe in destroying a zygote thru abortion?

Faith issue: For the religious trained to believe that life begins at fertilization, loss of any fertilized egg or fetus is a killing. A few religions say life begins at implantation - mormons for instance. Many say nothing. If the death of a fertilized egg is abortion, than your diety is the big perpetrator since about 70-85% of ferilized eggs pass out without implantation. None of this is in the bible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: zygote?

What is the definition or description of: zygote?

Merger sperm/egg: The union of sperm cell and egg cell forms a new cell which is called the zygote. This single cell represents the beginning of each of us as a human being. ...Read more

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In which location does the formation of a zygote occur?

It depends on how: early or late in your ovulation cycle the sperm penetrated the ovum. Early on, the fertilization generally occurs in the oviduct, or Fallopian tube, then the zygote travels towards the uterus within the next 48 hours. Spermatozoa can stay viable in the uterus for 72 hours. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Do choice advocates believe that the zygote is not yet a human being?

Do choice advocates believe that the zygote is not yet a human being?

Matter of law/ethics: Certainly, all potential that is human is in a zygote. But we have a very long legal history of allowing the needs/rights of one human entity to over-ride those of another. Until a zygote/embryo/fetus can be cared for outside the mother's body, it is, without question, still an extension of her body and therefore subject to her choices about her body.Without choice, her humanity is diminished. ...Read more

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What is zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift) is a surgical, laparoscopic, procedure where a zygote is placed in the female's fallopian tube. The zygote continues to grow and migrates to the uterine cavity where it implants. ...Read more

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Can being tipsy harm the egg, zygote, or baby?

Can being tipsy harm the egg, zygote, or baby?

Toxic effect: When ethanol is broken down in the body, byproducts including acetaldehyde can have a direct toxic effect on tissue formation.Some are more susceptible than others. The severity alcohol effects correlates directly with the intensity of alcohol exposure. There is no known safe level of alcohol consumption but occasional exposure is common & most kids with that history are fine. ...Read more

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Who could benefit from zygote intrafallopian transfer?

Old treament: Zift, or zygote intrafallopian transfer is an old technology that is no longer in use. It is more invasive than routine ivf because it requires abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) and pregnancy rates are lower. ...Read more

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What is involved in zygote intrafallopian transfer (zift)?

ZIFT: Zygote intrafallopian trasfer (zift) is a laparoscopic surgical procedure where zygotes are placed in the fallopian tube of the female partner. The zygote will continue to grow and eventually migrate to the endometrial cavity to implant. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a zygote intra fallopian transfer done?

You Don't: No reputable program would offer this technique unless perhaps you were born without a vagina. This was once an option for clinics that demonstrated poor ivf results, but as knowledge improved this is simply a great way to experience ectopic pregnancies and multiple births for twice the cost of normal ivf. ...Read more

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Who is not a suitable candidate for zygote intrafallopian transfer?

ZIFT candidate: Embryos live best in the environment of the tubes which act as natural incubators. For women older than 42, ivf may not offer much advantage over the natural cycle. Some studies had shown that placing embryos (zift) or the sperm and eggs (gift) into the distal tubes could yield higher live birth rates than ivf. For most patients, however, ivf is more cost effective than zift or gift. ...Read more

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What would happen if the zygote did not implant in the uterus?

What would happen if the zygote did not implant in the uterus?

Passes out: A non-implanted zygote, like the millions of fertilized eggs in normal physiology that do not implant, will either degenerate or pass out and cease to exist. The uterus will remain normal and ready to accept another fertilized egg when the opportunity presents itself. ...Read more

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Does thinning of the uterine wall by birth cause the zygote not to attach next time?

Maybe: The uterine wall is designed to stretch and thin out as the pregnancy advances. Once a person has delivered the uterus returns to its ~ normal size and shape . It is rare for the uterine wall to remain thin after a delivery unless someone had a cesarean section where the incision didnt heal as expected. Sometimes in areas of scarring (from prior surgery, placental attachment) egg might not attach. ...Read more

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Can you implant a zygote into the uterus?

Can you implant a zygote into the uterus?

Implantation: In vitro fertilization consists of retrieving a woman's egg and fertilizing it in the lab. The resulting zygote is then implanted into the uterus surgically. This is a common technique for infertility. ...Read more

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Does a failed zygote implantation delay the menstrual cycle?

Does a failed zygote implantation delay the menstrual cycle?

Implantation: Theoretically yes, but it wouldn't delay more than 1-2 days without a positive pregnancy test. If a period is late and test negative it's possible, but no way to say for certain. ...Read more

Zygote (Definition)

The union of sperm cell and egg cell forms a new cell which is called the zygote. This single cell represents the beginning of each of us ...Read more