Blastocyst in IVF: Formation, Advantages, Culturing and Challenges

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex and meticulous process designed to help individuals and couples conceive a child. One of the critical stages in this process is the development and transfer of the blastocyst. A blastocyst is a cluster of dividing cells formed by dividing fertilized egg. By day five or six after fertilization, the embryo has divided many times and formed a blastocyst. This stage is crucial for successful implantation and subsequent pregnancy.