In Leviticus 12:1-4 it states that a woman is impure for 7 days after birth, known as Yoledet. This is a status with similar rules to niddah. My question is, does this Halacha apply to a woman who gives her eggs, when her baby is born?

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If there is no vaginal delivery, there is no din of yoledes. In fact, Shulchan Aruch YD 194:14 says that in the rare case of a caesarean birth that had zero vaginal discharge, there is no din of yoledes, niddah, or zivah:

יוצא דופן אם לא יצא דם אלא דרך דופן אמו טהורה מלידה ומנדה ומזיבה:

A Caesarean birth - if no blood emerges, even through her uterine wall, its mother is pure from birth-impurity and from menstruation-impurity and from blood flow-impurity.

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