How long does the In Vitro Fertilization process take?

What kind of timeframe should I expect, start to finish, for one IVF cycle?

Answers from doctors (2)


Fertility & Women's Health of Louisiana

Published on Feb 15, 2017

6 - 8 weeks from start to finish.

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Answered by Fertility & Women's Health of Louisiana

6 - 8 weeks from start to finish.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Boston IVF

Published on Apr 26, 2010

From the initial consultation- you must have all of your diagnostic workup testing- if they are all normal- then you would start a cycle. There are different protocols for different patients- some patients take the birth control pill for a few weeks to down regulate and then start stimulation injections. Once you start the stimulation injections- you are on those and being monitored with blood and ultrasound for about 9-13 days before taking hcg- then your egg retrieval is 2 days after the hcg and the embryo transfer is 3 days after the egg retrieval. So- all in all- it is about 2.5-3 weeks. I hope this is helpful.

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Answered by Boston IVF

From the initial consultation- you must have all of your diagnostic workup testing- if they are all normal- then you would start a cycle. There are different protocols for different patients- some patients take the birth control pill for a few weeks to down regulate and then start stimulation injections. Once you start the stimulation injections- you are on those and being monitored with blood and ultrasound for about 9-13 days before taking hcg- then your egg retrieval is 2 days after the hcg and the embryo transfer is 3 days after the egg retrieval. So- all in all- it is about 2.5-3 weeks. I hope this is helpful.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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