Embryo transfer is done at your doctor’s office or a clinic and usually takes place two to five days after egg retrieval.
- You might be given a mild sedative. The procedure is usually painless, although you might experience mild cramping
- The doctor will insert a long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter into your vagina, through your cervix and into your uterus
- A syringe containing one or more embryos suspended in a small amount of fluid is attached to the end of the catheter
- Using the syringe, the doctor places the embryo or embryos into your uterus.
If successful, an embryo will implant in the lining of your uterus about six to 10 days after egg retrieval.