How painful is the IVF procedure for women?

Most say not bad. I can't address that question personally, but can say that 99% of my patients go home within 1 hour of the egg retrieval procedure. Probably 2/3 to 3/4 go back to work the next day. I never need to give more than 1 day of prescription pain medicine.
Not painful at all. If done in a proper facility with anesthesia. Ask other patients in the practice if possible.