What happens after your egg collection?
Egg retrieval can be done in your doctor’s hospital or a clinic after 34 to 36 hours of the
final injection and before ovulation. You will be sedated and Intravenous medication will
be given to make you comfortable and prevent pain, during egg retrieval. The doctor will tell me not
to have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before the egg retrieval. After
this using sterile water, the vagina is washed. An ultrasound probe is placed under the
ultrasound guidance into the vagina, then a thin needle is inserted into the vagina and fluid, and
eggs from the follicles in the vagina are collected into a test tube and send In Vitro
Fertilization lab. All this procedure may take about 30 minutes to 40 minutes. May cause
little discomfort and feeling of little pressure or fullness. Mature eggs are
placed in a nutritive liquid (culture medium) and incubated. Mature and healthy will be
mixed with sperm to attempt to create embryos.
• The male will provide a sperm sample at the doctor’s clinic by masturbation the
morning of egg retrieval. Another method of testicular aspiration is sometimes
required, the use of a thin needle or surgical procedure to extract sperm directly
from the testicle. In other situations, donor sperm also will be used. From the
semen, fluid sperm are separated in the lab.
Embryo transfer is done at your doctor clinic and generally, it takes place 2 to 5
days after egg retrieval. You are given a mild sedative. This procedure is painless,
although it may experience mild cramping. A long, thin, flexible tube called a
catheter is inserted into the vagina, through the cervix, and into the uterus. A syringe contains
one or more embryos suspended in a minimum amount of fluid is attached to the
end of the catheter. The doctor places the embryo or embryos into your uterus
using the syringe.
After egg retrieval about of 12 to 14 days, the doctor will test a sample of your
blood to knowing whether you’re pregnant.