Patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) have numerous appointments, medications and procedures to navigate. Before a cycle begins, patients can feel intimidated about all the steps ahead of them.
After ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and embryo development in the lab, it’s finally time for the embryo to be transferred back into the patient’s uterus. The embryo transfer is a simple procedure that takes about 5 minutes to complete. There’s no anesthesia or recovery time needed. This experience will be similar to the mock embryo transfer performed prior to starting the cycle. The ‘mock’ transfer provided a map of the uterine anatomy, the physician will use that road map to place the embryo in the correct location to help increase the odds of implantation.