Egg Retrieval

I will be starting the IVF procedure after my holiday in July and am a little nervous of the egg retrieval process under only a mild sedation. Is general anaesthetic an alternative option to the mild sedation? Thanks

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At Manchester Fertility we use a technique called deep sedation for egg recovery and most patients do not remember anything about the procedure because of the combination of mediations used.  General anaesthesia is an option but you can always have some premedication to calm your nerves prior to sedation.  You should let our nurses know of your concerns and they can inform the anaesthetist.