One cycle of ICSI takes between four weeks and six weeks to complete. You and your partner can expect to spend a half-day at the clinic for the egg and sperm retrieval procedures. You will usually be asked to go back between two days and five days later for the embryo transfer procedure .
If you’re under 40, you should be offered up to three full cycles of IVF with or without ICSI. If you’re aged between 40 and 42 years old, you’ve never had IVF before and you have no sign of low egg numbers, you should be offered one full cycle after full discussion of the implications of IVF and pregnancy at this age.