The Egg Retrieval

Once your doctor has decided that the follicles are mature, the egg retrieval procedure will take place two days later. The actual egg retrieval procedure itself is a minimally invasive procedure that will last about twenty to thirty minutes. It is performed at our clinic under conscious sedation, so you won’t feel anything. Your doctor will insert a small ultrasound guided needle through the vagina, which will aspirate the follicles on both ovaries, so that the eggs can be extracted. After the procedure, you can rest in our comfortable recovery room for about an hour before you are released to go home. You will not be able to drive afterwards, as you might still be sleepy from the anaesthetic, so please arrange for someone to take you home. You can resume normal activities the next day.