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Fertility Clinic First in Canada to Allow IVF Patients to ‘Incubate’ Embryos Inside Their Bodies

(The National Post) – A Toronto fertility clinic has become the first in Canada to offer women undergoing in-vitro fertilization the chance to “incubate” the embryos they hope will one day become a baby inside their bodies, instead of a lab dish. During conventional IVF, unfertilized eggs and tens of thousands of sperm are mixed in a Petri dish and placed in a mechanical ventilator for up to five days, to allow fertilization and embryo development.

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