WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE IVF PROCESS?
The first procedure in IVF begins with the egg retrieval, which is scheduled approximately 36 hours after administration of the trigger shot.
The patient is under sedation during the egg retrieval process. The entire process takes no longer than 15 minutes. During the procedure, a fine needle is inserted through the vaginal wall and guided by ultrasound to remove the eggs from their follicle. After they are withdrawn from the ovary, the eggs will be taken to the lab for next steps.
The patient is then awakened from anesthesia and rests in our recovery room for approximately 20 minutes. It is recommended that the patient arranges for transportation and should be driving themselves home. Recovery is relatively painless. Some patients mention tiredness, bloating and mild cramping but this usually subsides within 24 hours. You may return to work the following day. Should you feel any pain or symptoms out of the ordinary, contact your doctor.