ZIFT – Zygote Intra Fallopian Transfer

This is similar to GIFT except the eggs are fertilized in the laboratory and replaced in the Fallopian Tube via laparoscopy the day after the sperm and eggs have been mixed.

Zona Pellucida

The outer layer of the egg that persists and surrounds the embryo until about 4-5 days after fertilisation.


Womb / Hollow muscular organ in the woman that holds and nourishes the foetus until the time of birth.


Use of high-frequency sound waves for creating an image of internal body parts. Used to monitor the development of follicles and to detect and monitor pregnancy.

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