STAGE 5 | Trigger Shot

Before the eggs are collected, you will be given a specific time by your doctor to take a trigger shot injection of hCG …

STAGE 6 Egg collection

About 34-40 hours after your trigger shot, egg collection is carried out (just before ovulation). A needle is attached t…

STAGE 9 | Two week wait

People undergoing IVF often say the agonising two-week wait to see if you are pregnant is the hardest part. Women often …

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