Step 2: Oocyte (Egg) Retrieval

This procedure is performed under conscious sedation and is conducted by inserting a needle through the vaginal wall into the ovaries. Ultrasound is used to locate each follicle and the follicular fluid is suctioned to collect the eggs. Generally, the oocyte (egg) retrieval takes 30-60 minutes. Patients usually go home within a couple of hours after the retrieval.