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What is Tube Baby?

A “test tube baby” is a colloquial term used to refer to a baby that is conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART). The term is somewhat outdated, as modern fertility treatments involve more sophisticated procedures, but it is still commonly used in popular language.

In IVF, the process involves combining an egg and sperm outside the body in a laboratory dish to create an embryo. Once the embryo has developed for a few days, it is then implanted into the woman’s uterus for potential pregnancy. The term “test tube baby” originates from the early days of IVF when fertilization and early embryo development were often observed in laboratory glassware like test tubes.

 The first test tube baby in Pakistan was born eleven years after the birth of Louise J. Brown in year 1988. It was a huge accomplishment, as it was not only the first test tube baby of Pakistan but also of South Asia.

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Test Tube Baby Cycle

At Australian Concept Infertility Center, our comprehensive approach ensures that each step is tailored to the unique needs of the individual or couple, maximizing the chances of a successful pregnancy. Here is a detailed breakdown of the IVF process:

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Test Tube Baby Steps

Embarking on the journey of Test Tube Baby  at Australian Concept Infertility Center involves a well-defined series of stages, each meticulously designed to enhance the chances of successful conception. Here is a detailed breakdown of the Test Tube Baby process:

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1. Ovarian Stimulation:

Fertility Medications: If needed, the female partner undergoes ovarian stimulation using fertility medications to encourage the development of multiple eggs.
Monitoring: Hormonal levels and ultrasound monitoring are utilized to track follicular development and ensure optimal egg maturation.

2. Egg Retrieval:

Minor Surgical Procedure: When the eggs are mature, a minor surgical procedure is performed to retrieve them from the ovaries.
Synchronized Timing: Ensure synchronization with the male partner’s sperm preparation or sperm donor process.

3. Embryo Formation:

Incubation: The fertilized eggs are cultured in advanced incubators, providing optimal conditions for embryo development.
Monitoring and Selection: Embryos are continuously monitored, and the healthiest candidates are selected for potential transfer.

4. Embryo Transfer:

Minimally Invasive Procedure: Selected embryos are gently transferred into the uterus through a minimally invasive procedure, often guided by ultrasound for precision.
Number of Embryos: The number of embryos transferred is determined based on factors such as the woman’s age, the quality of embryos, and specific patient circumstances.

5. Ultrasound Confirmation & Pregnancy Monitoring:

Confirmation of Pregnancy: A positive pregnancy test may lead to subsequent ultrasound monitoring to confirm the implantation and development of the gestational sac.
Continued Monitoring: Ultrasound examinations are performed regularly throughout the early stages of pregnancy to track fetal development and ensure a positive outcome.

6.Testing For Result:

Timely Assessment: Approximately two weeks after embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is conducted to determine the success of the IVF procedure.
Blood Test or Home Pregnancy Kit: The test may involve a blood test for hCG levels or the use of a home pregnancy kit.

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Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which the inside of uterus can be examined. It involves using a hysteroscope (a narrow telescope with camera and light at the end). With the help of it, images are sent to the monitor where the doctor can examine your womb, fallopian tubes, cervix and cervical canal. Hysteroscopy is quite helpful in assisted reproduction.

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