An embryo is an early stage of development of a multicellular organism, typically referring to the period after fertilization and continuing through the formation of body structures. In humans, an embryo refers to the developing organism from the point of fertilization up until the ninth week after conception, at which point it is referred to as a fetus.
During the early stages of embryonic development, a single-celled zygote undergoes multiple rapid cell divisions, called cleavage, to form a ball of cells known as a blastula. The cells in the blastula-stage embryo then begin to rearrange themselves into layers in a process called gastrulation, with each layer giving rise to different parts of the developing organism.
In the context of assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryos may be created outside of the body and cultured in a laboratory before being transferred to the uterus of a female with the intention of establishing a pregnancy. During IVF, fertilization occurs outside the body in a culture dish, and the resulting embryos may be cultured for several days before being transferred. In some cases, embryos may be cryopreserved, or frozen, for later use in a process known as frozen embryo transfer (FET).
At Aashakiran IVF, we provide a range of assisted reproductive technologies to help individuals and couples overcome fertility challenges and achieve their dreams of starting a family. Our experienced team of specialists offers a comprehensive range of services, including IVF, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and FET, as well as preimplantation genetic testing to help identify genetic abnormalities in embryos prior to transfer. Through personalized care and cutting-edge technologies, we are committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes and realize their dreams of parenthood.