How Is In Vitro Fertilization Performed?

1. stimulation 2. egg retrieval 3. insemination 4. embryo culture 5. transfer

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Egg retrieval is known as follicular aspiration. It’s a surgical procedure performed with anesthesia.

Egg Retrieval


During this time, your doctor will perform regular blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor the production of eggs and to let your doctor know when to retrieve them.


The male partner will now need to give a semen sample. A technician will mix the sperm with the eggs in a petri dish.