embryo transfer

After embryo transfer, you have to wait approximately 1-2 weeks before a pregnancy can be detected.  It doesn’t seem that long but it’s true what they say – it’s the longest 2 weeks of your life.   Up to now we’ve had daily monitoring, blood tests, follicle scans, embryo grading and even photo’s of the little balls of joy. But after transfer, the last moment you get to see what’s happening is when a little light flickers on the monitor to show the embryos have been placed inside the uterus.

We went home and knew we had to be patient so just prayed they’d survive. But by the next day (at least) you can’t help but wonder what is going on now? Where’s my embryologist to let me know how they’re doing inside me?   Does that cramp mean implantation or is it just the drugs?  Why haven’t they invented an ultrasound app so I can keep an eye on them ALWAYS?

If you’re dying to know what on earth is going on here’s a quick calendar of what typically happens during a successful pregnancy from day 3 and day 5 embryo transfer day. Day 1 = the day after transfer.




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