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What is IVF and How Does it Relate to Egg Donation?

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The process of In Vitro Fertilization involves a number of steps that will let fertilization happen outside a woman's body. First, fertility drugs help the woman's ovaries to produce one or more eggs. Next, the woman has surgery to remove the eggs from her body. Inside a lab, the eggs are fertilized with sperm in a dish to produce one or more embryos. If successful, an embryo is transferred to the woman's womb (or uterus) through a thin tube to achieve a pregnancy. When somebody donates their eggs, this similar process of IVF is used by the Intended Parents to create the embryos from the donated eggs (the recipient of the eggs will be under a different hormones protocol with donated eggs than she would if she used her own).

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