Egg collection tomorrow

Hi I'm quite new to the site, athough I have been following some posts.

Had scan on Friday and I have 26 follicles, was given pregnyl to take which I took at 7pm last night and I'm booked in for egg collection at 9am tomorrow morning.

The hospital have explained the procedure to me but i still feel a little nervous and wondered if anyone can tell me what to expect from a patient point of view?

Thankyou in advance and hello to all the other lovely couples on here. xx

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  • There's really nothing to worry about- you won't feel( or remember) a thing as they use heavy sedation.. My only advice would be- take a couple of days off after that to recover. I wasn't in pain,just felt very uncomfortable. Good luck!x

  • Goodluck Mikayla, 26 follicles thats a very good number. Did they say how many embryo they will put back? Im still on the downregging stage, so i am not sure how the collections will feel. As far i as i knw that hope 14 is right and u will not feel or remeber a thing. My advise would be to stay relaxed. And take plenty of rest for couples of days after the egg collection.good luck with it all, keep us informed on how it goes for u

  • Hi Mikayla. Hope all went well. Remember too to drink plenty of water, as you have quite a few follicles, and your ovaries may remain active for a little while. Wishing you all the best with the fertilisation stage. Diane

  • Thankyou everyone for your replies, egg collection went well we got 20 eggs from the 26 follicles. I was sedated but knew what was going on and could feel a good bit. Near the end I was given gas and air to suck on as it got a bit too painful for me. Luckily my partner was in the room dressed in scrubs so that helped to relax me.

    They have decided to do icsi with all the eggs for best chance of fertilisation as my partners count was slightly low and motility wasn't as it should be. We will get a call at 10am tomorrow to inform us how many fertilised fingers crossed!

    If all goes well then embryo transfer will be wed or thur and as it's our first cycle and fresh then only one embryo will be transferred. You know what they say tho...it only takes one! :) any remaining good quality embryos will be frozen.

    After the egg collection today I'm quite uncomfortable and in a bit of pain around my ovaries and feel bloated/constipated. Luckily I have the full week off work so will be doing a lot of relaxing and will certainly drink lots of water Thankyou for the tip.

    Thankyou for all taking the time to write back to me, I hope your journeys are going well. Good luck to you all xx :)

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