What should you expect during transfer in in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
This stage of IVF happens after your egg is mixed with the donated sperm. Once the embryos are ready, you will return to the clinic to have one or more transferred into your uterus. This step is quicker and easier than the earlier egg retrieval step. The doctor will insert a flexible tube called a catheter through your vagina and cervix and into your uterus, where the embryos will be deposited. To increase the chances of pregnancy, most IVF experts recommend transferring up to three embryos at a time. That raises your chances of having more than one baby, which can make health problems more likely for your babies and for you.
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