What Should I Bring To The Hospital For Egg Collection?

What sedation is used for egg collection?

The egg retrieval process uses a propofol-based anesthesia—not a general anesthesia, but rather an intravenous sedation medication—to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort during the egg retrieval process..

Can you wear deodorant for egg retrieval?

Do not use any scented lotions, hair products, make-up or perfume the day of the retrieval. Odors can be toxic to embryos so they are not allowed in the operating room. Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. You will likely experience some cramping and discomfort after your procedure.

What size do follicles need to be for egg collection?

around 18-20mmWhen your follicles have reached around 18-20mm in diameter they are deemed ready for egg collection. You’ll be given a hormone trigger injection to stimulate your follicles to release the mature eggs that have been prepared in your follicles.

How do you prepare for egg retrieval?

It’s never too early to prepare for the egg retrieval. The procedure is usually done in the morning, and you should not plan to work or have any responsibilities afterward – instead, you should plan for pampering. This means preparing for a day off of work – free of appointments, childcare responsibilities, etc.

Is egg collection painful?

“You may have pain because egg retrieval is a surgery. The ovaries are much bigger than normal from the medication, and you place a needle into them,” explains Dr. Roth. Some patients also have a negative reaction to the anesthesia, which comes with symptoms like fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

What can I expect on egg collection day?

Here’s what happens: They’ll pass a needle through the top of the vagina to get to the ovary and follicles. Ultrasound guidance helps them find the exact spot. Next they’ll “puncture” (my word, not theirs) the follicles so that the eggs detach from the follicle walls and can be sucked out of the ovary.