Ok, in the US this is the deal usually.
1. Women have eggs harvested. Eggs can be harvested and frozen for years. My friend had tons of hormones to be able to do this. She had issues.
2. Men donate sperm. In my friend’s case the sperm was used pretty quickly after submission (it wasn’t frozen).
3. Lab people inject eggs with sperm to create embryos. You need at least 1 viable one, but they create as many viable ones as they can with the eggs retrieved. In my friends case, they had several eggs, but only 2 eggs accepted the sperm to create embryos. One embryo was implanted into my friend and the other was frozen for use at a later date.
4. Before a woman is implanted with an embryo she is on massive amounts of hormones to get her body able to receive the embryo and have it attach properly. This part my friend HATED. You have to trick the body into thinking it is pregnant instead of trying to fight off the embryo.
5. Once the embryo is implanted and the woman’s body doesn’t reject it, you have to take it seriously easy, because there is a risk of miscarriage. Something like only 30% of embryos take. In my friend’s case the first one took, and she had a relaxed pregnancy, but was on bed rest for the last 2-3 months. 2 years later she was implanted with the second embryo and she made it to month 4 1/2, but the baby miscarried suddenly and without warning. I do not know the circumstances, but this is common and one of the risks associated with IVF.
6. Embryos can also be frozen for many years. Sophia Vergara was in a famous court case with her ex, who wanted custody of their embryos. She refused as she knew he was just after child support if the babies were successfully born. Ultimately, he never got custody, but I believe she had to pay him something to give up the fight.
Hi anon. Thanks for sharing this info with us, Very interesting on the way it works.
Have a great day anon😊👍❤️🙏