3) Egg retrieval

On the day of the egg collection, you are required to arrive at our center at the agreed time.

Today, the aspiration of the follicles is almost only performed by state-of-the art transvaginal ultrasound technique. The transvaginal ultrasound is used to visualize the follicles. An aspiration needle is inserted (by aid of a superimposed guiding-line) vaginally straight into the follicle to aspirate fluid from the follicle containing the egg cell.

Usually, the patient undergoes this procedure in a sleep-like and pain reduced state (sedoanalgesia).

We provide a quiet and comfortable room where you can recover after the egg collection. You may then be able to leave the center after a short time.

On the day of egg retrieval, please stick to the following instructions:

Please come fasting for the procedure of egg retrieval. Fasting means abstaining from food for at least 6 hours prior to follicular puncture, whereas you may drink 1 – 2 glasses / cups of clear fat-free liquid without solid contents up to 2 hours prior to the procedure. You may drink water or tea, but please abstain from milk or alcohol!

In the case of a sedoanalgesia you will be given medication that may, in rare cases, produce slight drowsiness and slowed reactions. On this day, you should thus:

  • in case of sedoanalgesia: bring a person who takes you home

  • avoid participating in road traffic

  • avoid operating heavy machinery and doing work associated with increased injury risk

  • avoid any risk of falls and injuries (e.g. sports)

  • refrain from drinking alcohol

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