Includes the following steps:1. Fertility assessment
(usually includes bloodwork and transvaginal ultrasound and is performed at a fertility doctor's office)2. Preparation
(including information on medications and lifestyle changes)3. Stimulation
(10-12 days of medication injections to stimulate the growth of follicles, future eggs)4. Egg retrieval
(15-minute simple surgical procedure performed under anesthesia)5. Recovery
(up to 7 days without intercourse and extensive exercising)
The whole process, or one cycle, takes around about 2.5 weeks to complete.