Most often, IVF is performed under general anesthesia (anesthesia). By the time the puncture of the ovaries takes from five minutes to half an hour, however, most often it takes about 10-20 minutes, therefore intravenous or inhalation anesthesia is used. There are no significant differences between these methods, or rather, in the hands of a specialist, both methods are equally good.
Of the drugs during anesthesia for IVF, intravenous anesthetics are most often used, less frequently inhalation anesthetics.
In order to avoid vomiting during and after anesthesia, it is necessary: in the evening, on the eve of the puncture, to refrain from eating after 18-00 and from receiving any liquids after 24-00; on the day of the procedure to refrain from eating food and any liquids before it starts.
– Urgent request – to come to the puncture without makeup, contact lenses, manicure, and jewelry. You can not take off your wedding ring.