Fertilization - PERLA Health


Fertilization is the moment when the sperm and egg unite to form a fertilized egg called a zygote. This process happens in one of the fallopian tubes. Over the next days, the zygote travels down the fallopian tube, where it transforms into a morula and later into a blastocyst, and once it reaches the uterus, implants itself into the uterine lining.


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