A patient undergoing IVF does not require admission. One has to visit the center 3-5 times during monitoring cycle. On the day of egg collection, the patient would need to fast for 6 hours & come to clinic (the procedure takes about half an hour). Patients can go home after the effect of anaesthesia goes off, which takes about 2-3 hours. The next scheduled visit is after 2-3 days for the embryo transfer, which takes about half an hour and patient is free to go home, after resting for one hour.
The precautions require are, avoids strenous activity, be mentally & physically relaxed as much as possible, can return to work if you wish, but first prefer to have a few days rest.
Studies have shown that there is no increased risk of abnormality in IVF conceived babies compared to those conceived naturally.After embryo transfer lying flat in bed is best. Once can lie on one side or back, whoever is more comfortable. For sexual activities, as such there is no scientific studies done on this subject, but it is okay to resume normal sexual relations after three to four days from transfer.
The first IVF baby was Louise Brown, born on July 25, 1978 at Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England through a planned caesarean section at Oldham General Hospital.