When does embryo transfer happen?

A fresh embryo transfer happens five days after egg collection, once the embryo has reached the blastocyst stage. We will discuss with you how we have selected the best embryo to transfer.

The embryo transfer is a simple procedure. A speculum is inserted into your vagina (similar to a smear test), and a catheter which holds the embryo(s) is gently passed into your womb under ultrasound guidance. The procedure will be performed by one of our Consultants and takes about 20 minutes. It is not usually a painful procedure, and you can have your partner or a friend with you.

At the Agora, women under 40 will usually only have one embryo transferred. This avoids the risk of a multiple pregnancy, in line with the HFEA ‘One at a time’ campaign

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