Embryo transfer is a simple procedure that takes about 15 minutes and anesthesia is not necessary. A special catheter is carefully inserted into the uterus, and with the use of a syringe, embryos are places onto the endometrium. After this, the catheter is checked under the microscope for the unlikely presence of an embryo.
The patient remains at rest for 15 to 30 minutes. For the following 2 to 3 days, the patient is advised to simply reduce her activities, since it's not scientifically proved that absolute immobilization following the embryo transfer provides any tangible benefits. 12 to 14 days after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is carried out in order to determine the pregnancy.