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Test Tube Baby in Pakistan

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Test Tube Baby in Pakistan

The term “test-tube baby” is used to refer a baby that is conceived, outside the womb, in a specialized laboratory under optimal conditions. This term was first used in 1978 when the first test tube baby in the world, Louise J. Brown, was born in the United Kingdom.

Test Tube Baby & In Vitro Fertilization

Test Tube Baby is a non-medical term used for babies born through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Therefore, the term causes a lot of confusion because people often presume it to be a treatment other than IVF. In reality, both terms are used to refer to the same procedure and there is no difference at all between the two.

People assumed that initially the eggs were fertilized in a test tube, a laboratory tool of cylindrical shape with one end closed. It is a wrong concept. Test tubes were never used for the procedure and since its introduction, Petri dishes are being used for the purpose of fertilization.

First Test Tube Baby in Pakistan

Test Tube Baby in Pakistan was introduced in 1984 and exactly 11 years after the birth of first test tube baby of the world, the first test tube baby in Pakistan was born. Since then, test tube baby treatment has seen immense success and has helped millions of infertile couples in achieving biological parenthood.

The procedure of Test Tube Baby in Pakistan

The key stages of test tube baby treatment are the same everywhere with little differences in the techniques and methods used to achieve pregnancy. Following is the procedure adopted for test tube babies in Pakistan:

  • Firstly, the female partner’s body is stimulated with hormones for multiple egg production.
  • When the eggs mature, they are extracted from the body. Meanwhile, sperm is also retrieved and prepared for the procedure.
  • The retrieved sperm and eggs are put together in laboratory Petri dishes for the purpose of fertilization. At this stage, the sperm fertilizes the egg on its own.
  • When fertilized, the eggs divide and develop into embryos which are monitored by an embryologist for a specific period of time.
  • The embryologist selects the best embryo for transfer which is transferred to the uterus to achieve pregnancy.
  • After about two weeks of embryo implantation, a blood pregnancy test is taken to determine whether or not the procedure was successful. It is a wrong concept. Test tubes were never used for the procedure and since its introduction, Petri dishes are being used for the purpose of fertilization.

 

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