Egg pick up and embryo transfer

Egg pick-up

For fully stimulated cycles this procedure is performed under a light general anaesthetic in the Day Surgery. You are able to go home that day. There may be some bleeding and discharge following this and some lower abdominal discomfort. Coastal IVF does offer patients egg pick up in the rooms under local anaesthetic – speak to the nurse coordinator for further information. Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of an egg being removed from the ovary.

 

IVF Egg Pick Up

Embryo transfer

The embryo transfer is performed in the Coastal IVF rooms in the Clinical Procedures room adjacent to the IVF laboratory. The procedure involves placing a catheter loaded with the embryo/s into the uterus. The embryo/s are gently expelled from the catheter once it is in place. Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of an embryo transfer.

 

IVF Embryo Transfer