Before the egg retrieval procedure you will undergo several different tests and screenings, so it is important that you have your medical records ready.
A few days before the procedure, your midwife will verify that your medical records contain all the necessary results. These will include morphology, virology, electrolytes, blood group and APTT – coagulation system.
If these records aren’t all available, then you may be asked to bring them on the day of the procedure.
You will also be asked to remove all nail decorations, including varnish before the day of the procedure. This is due to the fact that during the procedure, they may cause an incorrect saturation reading, which is generated by a sensor placed on your nail.
In the weeks before the procedure your ovaries will be stimulated to prepare them for egg retrieval. You can read more about how your body will be prepared for the procedure on our egg freezing page.