IVF Process – Egg Retrieval

Day of egg retrieval is termed day zero. This day is known by lots of names, day of oocyte retrieval, egg pick up (EPU), oocyte pick up (OPU) or egg harvest. The day of EPU is the day you come into theatre and we retrieve the eggs you have been so lovingly nurturing.

Our Specialist together with our embryologist (scientist specialised in IVF) will retrieve all the suitable eggs and keep them in an environment that continues to nurture them. You will notice in theatre the embryologist attached to a customised IVF chamber that has the appropriate temperature and pH environment to maintain your eggs.