What is IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation):
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) literally means 'fertilisation in glass'. You may have also heard the term test tube babies but these days the procedure involves placing an egg and sperm together in a plastic dish to fertilise, rather than in a test tube. IVF refers to a technique of assisted reproduction where the egg and sperm are fertilised outside of the body to form an embryo, this embryo is then transferred to the uterus to hopefully implant and become a pregnancy.
How soon will I recover?
The time needed abroad will depend on the treatment plan, and whether any of the stages of IVF can be done at home. Patients may also begin treatment and then return home or go travelling for several days. Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred.