Embryo transfer: 10 essential tips for success

Embryo transfer: 10 essential tips for success

Embryo transfer day: a key hurdle for every IVF patient. It’s that moment when your fertility treatment and hopes converge. And the fact that it’s happening at all needs celebrating, since some fertility cycles don’t make it this far. The medication worked. You’ve got one or more viable embryos ready to transfer. Here we go.

So what should you do before, during and after your embryo transfer to maximise your chances? It’s the no. 1 question our patients ask us. A spectacular amount of myths abound, from drinking pineapple juice to doing handstands. We think it’s time to separate the wheat from the chaff. So we present our top 10 tips – based on facts, not fiction – for making your embryo transfer a success.

1. Request the most experienced doctor.

An embryo transfer is routine, your clinic will tell you. But you’re the patient and you’re paying. Insist the senior doctor or consultant in the team carries out your embryo transfer. With any luck they’ll be the person who’s managed your care so far.

Experience matters. A skilled practitioner has a steady hand, and you want the best. Someone who won’t touch the fundus and cause uterine contractions (okay, that really would be negligent). Someone who’ll follow the ultrasound-guided images like a hawk. And someone who’ll release your hard-won embryos at the MIP point like a pro.

2. Do a dummy run.

An embryo transfer should be quick and easy. Consider asking your doctor to do a mock transfer before the real thing. He may argue it’s not necessary. Ask why not. It can sometimes help to evaluate the uterine cavity, locate any potential barriers to entry (e.g. a cervical growth) and reveal if an alternative catheter should be used. A research fellow (not the consultant we’d requested) did our embryo transfer at a UK clinic. She didn’t read our notes properly, used the wrong catheter and delayed the transfer for over three minutes. The cycle failed, as did our request for a refund. Enough said.

3. Don’t have a hydrosalpinx.

High up on the embryo transfer no-no list are hydrosalpinges. No, we can’t pronounce them either, but they’re not nice. A hydrosalpinx is fluid in one or both fallopian tubes, often associated with a previous sexually-transmitted disease or endometriosis.

It can affect IVF treatment. The pesky fluid can leak into the uterus, meddle with your womb lining and cause havoc with the embryo you just transferred. It’s sensible to have ultrasound testing and/or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) well in advance of your treatment. Your tubes should ideally be repaired before your embryo transfer can happen.

4. Test, test and test again.

This may seem obvious, but don’t trust clinics that skimp on essential pre-treatment tests. If they don’t request key results, they care more about their bank balance than your embryo transfer. For IVF patients using their own eggs, hormone profiling (FSH, AMH, etc.) is a must. As is a male-partner semen analysis, and a trans-vaginal scan of your reproductive organs, mid-cycle.

For donor-egg patients, hormone testing for TSH and Prolactin levels is a good idea. But, once again, a semen analysis, and a trans-vaginal scan on day 13 or 14 that includes a measurement of your lining thickness, is vital.

5. Take folic acid – ideally within a multivitamin.

Tried, tested and proven, a folic-acid supplement helps reduce the risks of birth defects. That holds true for couples trying naturally and through IVF. So start taking one a day from at least three months before your expected embryo transfer.

Speak to your doctor about how much to take and consider a vitamin/mineral supplement that includes folic acid, vitamin D and all your B vitamins. We took Pregnacare throughout our five years of IVF treatment.

6. If you’re over 40, consider transferring two embryos. Maybe.

Don’t get brainwashed into thinking a single embryo transfer is always best. It is, most of the time, but not necessarily always. If you’re over 40, a recent IVF study challenged the one-at-a-time rule.

A single embryo transfer is sensible in most circumstances though. Putting in two boosts the chance of a multiple pregnancy and linked complications. It’s generally better to put in one and freeze the rest.

Of course, the number you put it depends on the age, quality and quantity of your particular embryos, and your specific medical history. But we think single embryo transfers (especially in fresh cycles) are the better approach. Read our blog post on this. 

7. Don’t head for bed after your embryo transfer.

Duvet day after your embryo transfer, right? Wrong. It’s a myth that bed rest after embryo transfers helps. You’re better of relaxing and staying upright. Tell your partner to take you out for a nice lunch – minus the alcohol and postprandial coffee, of course. Then take a stroll round the park, but don’t do strenuous exercise. No heavy lifting or trampolining, either, and no hot baths. Those embryos want you active, calm and dry.

8. Try not to cough or sneeze.

If you have a cold on the day of your embryo transfer, tell your doctor. You shouldn’t really cough or sneeze during the procedure. It probably won’t affect your implantation chances once the embryos are in, but sneezing with the catheter inside your uterus isn’t wise. Ask for a cough remedy to keep the splutters at bay.

9. Book a clown – or give your partner a joke book.

Your embryo transfer should be stress-free, as should the next few minutes recovering from it. Bizarre as it sounds, a recent study found that IVF patients who were entertained by a medical clown for 15 minutes post-embryo transfer were twice as likely to get pregnant than joke-free patients. We’re guessing a medical clown has a red nose, white coat and a good brief. The point is, this admittedly small Israeli study suggests low stress levels can help implantation. If your clinic doesn’t have a salaried clown to hand, tell your partner to start rehearsing his Ricky Gervais routines.

10. Own your IVF health – no one else will.

Preparing for your embryo transfer isn’t just about following your treatment protocol and chilling out. IVF clinics never tell you anything about looking after yourself. But it’s crucial you and your partner do. Ditch the caffeine (both of you), don’t touch alcohol, take moderate exercise and (female patients only) consider acupuncture on your embryo transfer day: it may just make a difference. And take it really easy the first few days after your ET. This is when implantation happens. Don’t go back to work for a while if your office pulses with adrenaline. Do what makes you relax.

Hope your enjoyed our top 10 tips to help make your embryo transfer a success. Now read our guide to improving your pregnancy chances during the two-week wait.

Stop press! Two extra tips. First, a frozen transfer may give you a healthier singleton (another good case for freezing embryos and not going for broke in a fresh cycle). And research suggests embryo glue may benefit certain patients – ask your clinic about this.

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213 Comments
  • Yvonne
    Posted at 19:13h, 10 October Reply

    Awesome… this material really help me to understand anc clarify a lot! My ET on in just 3 days. Our medical staff is great; concurrent with a lot of your tip. Tip 6-10 were right for me!!! Thanks Again

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 19:13h, 10 October Reply

    Awesome… this material really help me to understand anc clarify a lot! My ET on in just 3 days. Our medical staff is great; concurrent with a lot of your tip. Tip 6-10 were right for me!!! Thanks Again

  • ashley
    Posted at 06:04h, 27 June Reply

    Very helpful thank you

  • ashley
    Posted at 06:04h, 27 June Reply

    Very helpful thank you

  • Elena
    Posted at 13:19h, 08 July Reply

    Hi. I just did my embrio transfer and my doc says that i have to be on complete bed rest atleast 3days. And 10 days i have to just take rest… is it really nessesary to do so much of procoutions…

  • Elena
    Posted at 13:19h, 08 July Reply

    Hi. I just did my embrio transfer and my doc says that i have to be on complete bed rest atleast 3days. And 10 days i have to just take rest… is it really nessesary to do so much of procoutions…

  • Norma Rivera
    Posted at 22:36h, 08 July Reply

    When I had my embryo transfer on the 22nd of June they told me that I couldn’t have intercourse afterwards. My pregnancy test came out negative. Luckily I have two frozen embryos so hopefully everything will work out okay.

  • Norma Rivera
    Posted at 22:36h, 08 July Reply

    When I had my embryo transfer on the 22nd of June they told me that I couldn’t have intercourse afterwards. My pregnancy test came out negative. Luckily I have two frozen embryos so hopefully everything will work out okay.

  • Samira
    Posted at 06:11h, 16 August Reply

    i had 5 days embryo transfer done.. 4 embryos were transferred. I was curious so i did self urine test before doctor’s advice snd its negative.. Im very upset. Please guide me for that.

  • Samira
    Posted at 06:11h, 16 August Reply

    i had 5 days embryo transfer done.. 4 embryos were transferred. I was curious so i did self urine test before doctor’s advice snd its negative.. Im very upset. Please guide me for that.

  • Maryam
    Posted at 16:53h, 02 September Reply

    Had an IVF transfer on the 25th August. Now waiting for the pregnancy test. Hope to see a positive result. Had abstained from sex since the transfer, until after the pregnancy test because I was scared this would cause a problem.

  • Maryam
    Posted at 16:53h, 02 September Reply

    Had an IVF transfer on the 25th August. Now waiting for the pregnancy test. Hope to see a positive result. Had abstained from sex since the transfer, until after the pregnancy test because I was scared this would cause a problem.

  • Rea
    Posted at 19:42h, 09 September Reply

    I had my 3rd IVF transfer on 7th Sept, so i’m on my 3rd day now. I feel my breasts swelling and started feeling hungry and thirsty all the time. I don’t know if it was because of progesterone im taking. I will have my bloodtest done on 16 Sept and is very worried, nervous and excited. I don’t want to expect early that i’m experiencing early signs of pregnancy bec i did before my failed 2 IVFs. I pray that this 3rd transfer will be the perfect time. 7 days to go before the big announcement!

    • Bhupender singh
      Posted at 19:26h, 10 October Reply

      Best off luck rea. And don’t take stress. I pray for your successful pregnancy

  • Rea
    Posted at 19:42h, 09 September Reply

    I had my 3rd IVF transfer on 7th Sept, so i’m on my 3rd day now. I feel my breasts swelling and started feeling hungry and thirsty all the time. I don’t know if it was because of progesterone im taking. I will have my bloodtest done on 16 Sept and is very worried, nervous and excited. I don’t want to expect early that i’m experiencing early signs of pregnancy bec i did before my failed 2 IVFs. I pray that this 3rd transfer will be the perfect time. 7 days to go before the big announcement!

    • Bhupender singh
      Posted at 19:26h, 10 October Reply

      Best off luck rea. And don’t take stress. I pray for your successful pregnancy

  • Cindy
    Posted at 15:42h, 17 October Reply

    I just have embryos transfer in last 2 days and I feel hungry all the time . Everyone please tell me is that normal ? Also I was laying bed for 2 days after I had embryos transfer beause so many people told me that I need to rest .

  • Cindy
    Posted at 15:42h, 17 October Reply

    I just have embryos transfer in last 2 days and I feel hungry all the time . Everyone please tell me is that normal ? Also I was laying bed for 2 days after I had embryos transfer beause so many people told me that I need to rest .

  • Monica
    Posted at 03:58h, 27 October Reply

    Hi ladies, i hope all of the results were positive after your transfer. Please update, I pray for all of us going thru this. I’m having my transfer tomorrow October 27th.
    I’m nervous, excited trying not to stress. I will get my prego test Nov 9th!
    I’m staying positive, praying and will try to relax.
    Thank you for these tips! Great information I needed to be aware of. Good luck to all.

    • Gunsud
      Posted at 10:20h, 05 March Reply

      Hi ladies i had 3 days FET transfer and 4 embro transfer i asked doctor regarding multiple pragency doctor replies multiple pragency will not happen 4 embro is transfer because of increasing the chances of pragency,today is my 5th yesterday i feel cramps no symptoms of implantion please suggest im very nervous I’m 26 year this is my first ivf i have low amh 0.89 please suggest

  • Monica
    Posted at 03:58h, 27 October Reply

    Hi ladies, i hope all of the results were positive after your transfer. Please update, I pray for all of us going thru this. I’m having my transfer tomorrow October 27th.
    I’m nervous, excited trying not to stress. I will get my prego test Nov 9th!
    I’m staying positive, praying and will try to relax.
    Thank you for these tips! Great information I needed to be aware of. Good luck to all.

    • Gunsud
      Posted at 10:20h, 05 March Reply

      Hi ladies i had 3 days FET transfer and 4 embro transfer i asked doctor regarding multiple pragency doctor replies multiple pragency will not happen 4 embro is transfer because of increasing the chances of pragency,today is my 5th yesterday i feel cramps no symptoms of implantion please suggest im very nervous I’m 26 year this is my first ivf i have low amh 0.89 please suggest

  • rimz
    Posted at 11:53h, 10 November Reply

    I had my embryo transfer today, they just advised me not to do any heavy lifting or have intercourse for 3 days, but I continued with daily housework the same day!! Back at work tomorrow.

    • Lolita Oliveros
      Posted at 14:44h, 16 March Reply

      Thank you for the tips I am excited for my embryo transfer tomorrow March 17,2016. This tips will help me to achieve the success of my pregnancy. Godbless to all.

  • rimz
    Posted at 11:53h, 10 November Reply

    I had my embryo transfer today, they just advised me not to do any heavy lifting or have intercourse for 3 days, but I continued with daily housework the same day!! Back at work tomorrow.

    • Lolita Oliveros
      Posted at 14:44h, 16 March Reply

      Thank you for the tips I am excited for my embryo transfer tomorrow March 17,2016. This tips will help me to achieve the success of my pregnancy. Godbless to all.

    • Mani
      Posted at 16:55h, 29 November Reply

      does it depend on the person. does everyone have to wait 10 days after the transfer to have sex? I saw someone comment that they have to wait 3

  • spin
    Posted at 18:09h, 14 November Reply

    I had my transfer on the 31/10/15, and it failed. My IVF doctor said it failed due to poor embryo quality. I want to start another IVF cycle – how can I improve my embryos?

    • Karen
      Posted at 10:24h, 15 August Reply

      Had my transfer on the 28 July but the result was negative. Wondering when it’s possible for the next pne. So nervous.

  • spin
    Posted at 18:09h, 14 November Reply

    I had my transfer on the 31/10/15, and it failed. My IVF doctor said it failed due to poor embryo quality. I want to start another IVF cycle – how can I improve my embryos?

    • Karen
      Posted at 10:24h, 15 August Reply

      Had my transfer on the 28 July but the result was negative. Wondering when it’s possible for the next pne. So nervous.

  • malose
    Posted at 19:43h, 25 November Reply

    I had embryo transfer on Monday the 23.11.2015 and am having lower front stomach cramps is it normal? Please help

  • malose
    Posted at 19:43h, 25 November Reply

    I had embryo transfer on Monday the 23.11.2015 and am having lower front stomach cramps is it normal? Please help

  • Tee
    Posted at 06:05h, 28 December Reply

    Am 40yrs now. This is my first IVF. I have 3 good embryo transferred and am on my day 7 on post transfer. I heard 2 full day bed rest before going back to work with no stress. Am waiting to have my pregnancy test done by next week. I have a positive mind that it will be positive.

  • Tee
    Posted at 06:05h, 28 December Reply

    Am 40yrs now. This is my first IVF. I have 3 good embryo transferred and am on my day 7 on post transfer. I heard 2 full day bed rest before going back to work with no stress. Am waiting to have my pregnancy test done by next week. I have a positive mind that it will be positive.

  • concepcion
    Posted at 06:35h, 12 January Reply

    i heard you should avoid hot showers after embryo transfer. Anyone please reply, I’m having my embryo transfer tomorrow.

    • Vanessa
      Posted at 14:57h, 18 January Reply

      My transfer is tomorrow and I am extremely nervous. Planning to do acupuncture same day.

    • Vanessa
      Posted at 15:00h, 18 January Reply

      Hope all went well with your transfer. Sending you lots of baby dust.

    • madie
      Posted at 15:02h, 18 January Reply

      I just had my transfer today and was told no hot showers.
      Good luck

    • Ranjit
      Posted at 07:04h, 20 January Reply

      I had ivf and it was successful. I didn’t have a hot bath, just only lukewarm water. I didn’t wash my hair for two weeks! Complete rest is required, though my doctor insisted I went to work, I didn’t.

  • concepcion
    Posted at 06:35h, 12 January Reply

    i heard you should avoid hot showers after embryo transfer. Anyone please reply, I’m having my embryo transfer tomorrow.

    • Vanessa
      Posted at 14:57h, 18 January Reply

      My transfer is tomorrow and I am extremely nervous. Planning to do acupuncture same day.

    • Vanessa
      Posted at 15:00h, 18 January Reply

      Hope all went well with your transfer. Sending you lots of baby dust.

    • madie
      Posted at 15:02h, 18 January Reply

      I just had my transfer today and was told no hot showers.
      Good luck

    • Ranjit
      Posted at 07:04h, 20 January Reply

      I had ivf and it was successful. I didn’t have a hot bath, just only lukewarm water. I didn’t wash my hair for two weeks! Complete rest is required, though my doctor insisted I went to work, I didn’t.

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 14:58h, 18 January Reply

    Very nervous regarding my transfer tomorrow.

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 14:58h, 18 January Reply

    Very nervous regarding my transfer tomorrow.

  • Afa
    Posted at 19:36h, 23 January Reply

    Hi I had transfer January 19 , after traopnsferI stay bed around 3 hours,then next back went to work. I only carry my Laptop.is anyone know how will bad carry small laptop? Is is safe carry first 2 days Laptop

  • Afa
    Posted at 19:36h, 23 January Reply

    Hi I had transfer January 19 , after traopnsferI stay bed around 3 hours,then next back went to work. I only carry my Laptop.is anyone know how will bad carry small laptop? Is is safe carry first 2 days Laptop

  • Christina
    Posted at 03:11h, 02 February Reply

    Hi All,
    I hope you will all succeed.
    I have my transfer on 2/3/16. I read a lot of advice but feel that I can easily overthink things.
    It’s beyond scary and exciting.
    Good luck to all including me.
    Christina

    • Vip£ove
      Posted at 06:25h, 21 April Reply

      Hello ladies.. what is the result of ET please share that will definitely help to comprehend what should be done …

  • Christina
    Posted at 03:11h, 02 February Reply

    Hi All,
    I hope you will all succeed.
    I have my transfer on 2/3/16. I read a lot of advice but feel that I can easily overthink things.
    It’s beyond scary and exciting.
    Good luck to all including me.
    Christina

    • Vip£ove
      Posted at 06:25h, 21 April Reply

      Hello ladies.. what is the result of ET please share that will definitely help to comprehend what should be done …

  • Sonia
    Posted at 19:02h, 04 February Reply

    Hi all, I had a fresh embryo transfer 01/11/2016 and 2 weeks later we found out it did work.

    We had 2 frozen embryos left and we have the transfer scheduled for 03/14/2016.

    Please let me know what I can do to prepare for this?

    Thanks!

  • Sonia
    Posted at 19:02h, 04 February Reply

    Hi all, I had a fresh embryo transfer 01/11/2016 and 2 weeks later we found out it did work.

    We had 2 frozen embryos left and we have the transfer scheduled for 03/14/2016.

    Please let me know what I can do to prepare for this?

    Thanks!

  • tina
    Posted at 13:42h, 14 February Reply

    At the end of the day, your body will either accept or reject the embryo. 50/50

  • tina
    Posted at 13:42h, 14 February Reply

    At the end of the day, your body will either accept or reject the embryo. 50/50

  • Alissa
    Posted at 02:42h, 07 March Reply

    Don’t forget the pregnancy appropriate diet during the two week wait! High veggie, high, protein, no deli meat or unpasteurized cheese, etc….

  • Alissa
    Posted at 02:42h, 07 March Reply

    Don’t forget the pregnancy appropriate diet during the two week wait! High veggie, high, protein, no deli meat or unpasteurized cheese, etc….

  • Norma
    Posted at 02:36h, 05 May Reply

    Hi everyone, I just had my transfer today and I’m very nervous, and emotional…. Can’t stop crying, is that bad?

  • Norma
    Posted at 02:36h, 05 May Reply

    Hi everyone, I just had my transfer today and I’m very nervous, and emotional…. Can’t stop crying, is that bad?

  • Poonam Panwal
    Posted at 09:49h, 06 May Reply

    Hi, my Embryo transfer is in July, i had a failed IVF once and one early miscarriage .. Please suggest for the precautions to be taken and to increase the chance for the same

  • Poonam Panwal
    Posted at 09:49h, 06 May Reply

    Hi, my Embryo transfer is in July, i had a failed IVF once and one early miscarriage .. Please suggest for the precautions to be taken and to increase the chance for the same

  • vimala
    Posted at 15:11h, 08 May Reply

    hi all
    today is my day 6 after 5day blastocyst transfer but last 2 days and today I felt very bad leg cramps and back pain as I had every menstrual time ..my lower abdomen was painful …I’m worried my menses will come …I’m afraid and stressed…pls advise me.

    • Stacey
      Posted at 14:08h, 09 May Reply

      Hi there. Wish u all the best. I will hav mine on Thursday.

    • Brooke N
      Posted at 06:45h, 25 September Reply

      Just wondering how are you doing after your worrying about the symptoms you’ve been through?
      Did you success with your pregnancy ?

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 06:36h, 13 October Reply

      Hi Vimala,

      Based on all the symptoms that you got, what was the outcome a positive or a negative pregnancy test.
      I am going through the similar symptoms but they are bit mild.
      Thanks.

  • vimala
    Posted at 15:11h, 08 May Reply

    hi all
    today is my day 6 after 5day blastocyst transfer but last 2 days and today I felt very bad leg cramps and back pain as I had every menstrual time ..my lower abdomen was painful …I’m worried my menses will come …I’m afraid and stressed…pls advise me.

    • Stacey
      Posted at 14:08h, 09 May Reply

      Hi there. Wish u all the best. I will hav mine on Thursday.

    • Brooke N
      Posted at 06:45h, 25 September Reply

      Just wondering how are you doing after your worrying about the symptoms you’ve been through?
      Did you success with your pregnancy ?

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 06:36h, 13 October Reply

      Hi Vimala,

      Based on all the symptoms that you got, what was the outcome a positive or a negative pregnancy test.
      I am going through the similar symptoms but they are bit mild.
      Thanks.

  • Geeta
    Posted at 17:08h, 15 June Reply

    Hi,My embroy transplant is going on 18 June that is
    4th day of embryos my doctor saying 5th day is Sunday clinic
    Closed so he decided to on 4th day is it successfull?
    4th day can any body tell me

  • Geeta
    Posted at 17:08h, 15 June Reply

    Hi,My embroy transplant is going on 18 June that is
    4th day of embryos my doctor saying 5th day is Sunday clinic
    Closed so he decided to on 4th day is it successfull?
    4th day can any body tell me

  • Julamb
    Posted at 13:19h, 13 July Reply

    I’m having the egg transfer today and completely forgot to take the antibiotic yesterday. Will this effect the eggs? I did take it this morning and the egg transfer is 8 hours away.

  • Julamb
    Posted at 13:19h, 13 July Reply

    I’m having the egg transfer today and completely forgot to take the antibiotic yesterday. Will this effect the eggs? I did take it this morning and the egg transfer is 8 hours away.

  • TJLove
    Posted at 15:20h, 19 July Reply

    My embryo transfer was yesterday, I feel calm and positive, I don’t cry, by my husb said my hear was fast when they show me on the monitor the moment the doctor put my embryo, I pray all the time, I put my hand on my heart and just make a big wish. I having been good in all the shots and pain. I wish with all my heart, lucky for everybody!

    • Alex
      Posted at 19:40h, 22 July Reply

      I am wishing for positive results for you!!

  • TJLove
    Posted at 15:20h, 19 July Reply

    My embryo transfer was yesterday, I feel calm and positive, I don’t cry, by my husb said my hear was fast when they show me on the monitor the moment the doctor put my embryo, I pray all the time, I put my hand on my heart and just make a big wish. I having been good in all the shots and pain. I wish with all my heart, lucky for everybody!

    • Alex
      Posted at 19:40h, 22 July Reply

      I am wishing for positive results for you!!

  • leenu
    Posted at 07:08h, 20 July Reply

    Hi ladies I had my embryo transplant on 18/7/16. I m suffering with bad cold and sneezing. Is it ok or my embryos fall down .pls. Tell me anyone

  • leenu
    Posted at 07:08h, 20 July Reply

    Hi ladies I had my embryo transplant on 18/7/16. I m suffering with bad cold and sneezing. Is it ok or my embryos fall down .pls. Tell me anyone

  • michlin
    Posted at 02:59h, 23 July Reply

    I had my transfer today, and boy am I nervous! After many miscarriages, this is the route we took. All we can do now is hope and pray! I wish you all the best of luck

    • Mesha
      Posted at 06:23h, 20 August Reply

      Hi everyone… Michlin any good news my dear

    • Debra
      Posted at 06:04h, 17 September Reply

      hi Michlin, I have a history of miscarriages and about to under go my first Ivf, may I ask how many embryos did your dr advise you to transfer and was your ivf a success? Thanx Debs.

  • michlin
    Posted at 02:59h, 23 July Reply

    I had my transfer today, and boy am I nervous! After many miscarriages, this is the route we took. All we can do now is hope and pray! I wish you all the best of luck

    • Mesha
      Posted at 06:23h, 20 August Reply

      Hi everyone… Michlin any good news my dear

    • Debra
      Posted at 06:04h, 17 September Reply

      hi Michlin, I have a history of miscarriages and about to under go my first Ivf, may I ask how many embryos did your dr advise you to transfer and was your ivf a success? Thanx Debs.

  • Sonia
    Posted at 12:12h, 02 September Reply

    today is my day 7 after 5day blastocyst transfer but yesterday and today I felt very bad leg cramps and back pain as I had every menstrual time ..my lower abdomen was painful …I’m worried..

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 06:32h, 13 October Reply

      Hi Sonia,

      With all the symptoms that you got, what was the outcome positive pregnancy test or negative?
      Please reply as I am going through the same symptoms which are a lil mild. Thanks.

  • Sonia
    Posted at 12:12h, 02 September Reply

    today is my day 7 after 5day blastocyst transfer but yesterday and today I felt very bad leg cramps and back pain as I had every menstrual time ..my lower abdomen was painful …I’m worried..

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 06:32h, 13 October Reply

      Hi Sonia,

      With all the symptoms that you got, what was the outcome positive pregnancy test or negative?
      Please reply as I am going through the same symptoms which are a lil mild. Thanks.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 06:40h, 06 September Reply

    Hi, I am 8 days after a day 5 transfer. I have woken this morning to find my boobs no longer sore, I did my pregnancy test but it did not work, really worried that it has all failed. Please help.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 06:40h, 06 September Reply

    Hi, I am 8 days after a day 5 transfer. I have woken this morning to find my boobs no longer sore, I did my pregnancy test but it did not work, really worried that it has all failed. Please help.

  • TheAverageBeing
    Posted at 17:16h, 15 September Reply

    I had read some of your tips before my transfer and they were definitely helpful.

  • TheAverageBeing
    Posted at 17:16h, 15 September Reply

    I had read some of your tips before my transfer and they were definitely helpful.

  • Anita
    Posted at 16:57h, 10 October Reply

    I am 40 and had my embryo transfer 10 days ago. It feels like my period is coming. Please help!

  • Anita
    Posted at 16:57h, 10 October Reply

    I am 40 and had my embryo transfer 10 days ago. It feels like my period is coming. Please help!

  • Joan
    Posted at 17:50h, 26 October Reply

    Hi Ladies. First and foremost, I wish all of you guys much success with your transfers. I am in the process of doing my second FET. My first one at age 40 was a fail and I was super sad but I hope this time around all goes well. During my first FET I wasn’t active for days after, but now that I read so many blogs as well as this one, I think this second time around at age 41 I will be a lot more active days after.

    Again, keeping all of you in my prayers.

    • Maria
      Posted at 15:04h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Joan, I had Embryo transfered Saturday last week, this is my first attempt, I only have 2eggs (occyte) both mature but only one successful fertilised, so I only have one embryo. 3days to ‘the blood test’. I have been rest at home for a week now. I feel so nervous. I wish we all can be in same room, sharing our journey, and wishing luck to each other.

      • Lawrene
        Posted at 07:35h, 18 January Reply

        Hello Maria , I have the same worry as I will be transferring in February and I just have one embryo . My doctor has also said there is risk of the embryo not surging the thawing process . So a lot on my mind . How did yours go ?

  • Joan
    Posted at 17:50h, 26 October Reply

    Hi Ladies. First and foremost, I wish all of you guys much success with your transfers. I am in the process of doing my second FET. My first one at age 40 was a fail and I was super sad but I hope this time around all goes well. During my first FET I wasn’t active for days after, but now that I read so many blogs as well as this one, I think this second time around at age 41 I will be a lot more active days after.

    Again, keeping all of you in my prayers.

    • Maria
      Posted at 15:04h, 30 October Reply

      Hi Joan, I had Embryo transfered Saturday last week, this is my first attempt, I only have 2eggs (occyte) both mature but only one successful fertilised, so I only have one embryo. 3days to ‘the blood test’. I have been rest at home for a week now. I feel so nervous. I wish we all can be in same room, sharing our journey, and wishing luck to each other.

  • Mahvish
    Posted at 21:09h, 08 November Reply

    Hi ladies..i am in desperate need of some advice..my embryo transfer is next Tuesday on 15th Nov..I have discussed it with the doctor and nurse if i need to take time off..they both said its not necessary as resting at home will not help the transfer to be a success..i am really nervous as i want this to succeed but i fear by rushing back to work i might bring my chances down..i would love a second opinion..do i need to take off from work for a couple of weeks after the implant?

    • Chocho
      Posted at 17:59h, 09 November Reply

      Hello mavish I just had my egg transplant on the 5th of Nov and it was a painless process. I resumed work d very next day as if nothing happened but I walk slowly and take each step at a time and try as hard to only get up for a drink of water or for d ladies. I think it would be best for you to rest if your job involves u moving around a lot. Wishing u all d best

  • Mahvish
    Posted at 21:09h, 08 November Reply

    Hi ladies..i am in desperate need of some advice..my embryo transfer is next Tuesday on 15th Nov..I have discussed it with the doctor and nurse if i need to take time off..they both said its not necessary as resting at home will not help the transfer to be a success..i am really nervous as i want this to succeed but i fear by rushing back to work i might bring my chances down..i would love a second opinion..do i need to take off from work for a couple of weeks after the implant?

    • Chocho
      Posted at 17:59h, 09 November Reply

      Hello mavish I just had my egg transplant on the 5th of Nov and it was a painless process. I resumed work d very next day as if nothing happened but I walk slowly and take each step at a time and try as hard to only get up for a drink of water or for d ladies. I think it would be best for you to rest if your job involves u moving around a lot. Wishing u all d best

  • Jocelyn
    Posted at 07:28h, 26 April Reply

    Hi, I am doing embryo transfer today, feel nervous. Hope the God will blessed.

    • Charette
      Posted at 02:58h, 29 April Reply

      I had my embryo transfer done last week . It’s such a short process… don’t worry

  • Jocelyn
    Posted at 07:28h, 26 April Reply

    Hi, I am doing embryo transfer today, feel nervous. Hope the God will blessed.

    • Charette
      Posted at 02:58h, 29 April Reply

      I had my embryo transfer done last week . It’s such a short process… don’t worry

  • mubash
    Posted at 07:25h, 09 May Reply

    today my embryo transfer day 3 only

    please advise it is ok to do it on day 3 or day 5

    which one is best

    best regards
    MUBASH

    • Tiffany
      Posted at 17:51h, 12 May Reply

      Today was my 5 day embryo transfer.
      Praying for a good outcome.
      This will be our 4th frozen procedure.

    • Sarah
      Posted at 21:05h, 08 March Reply

      Day 5

  • mubash
    Posted at 07:25h, 09 May Reply

    today my embryo transfer day 3 only

    please advise it is ok to do it on day 3 or day 5

    which one is best

    best regards
    MUBASH

    • Tiffany
      Posted at 17:51h, 12 May Reply

      Today was my 5 day embryo transfer.
      Praying for a good outcome.
      This will be our 4th frozen procedure.

    • Sarah
      Posted at 21:05h, 08 March Reply

      Day 5

  • Hopeful
    Posted at 22:50h, 24 June Reply

    Take it easy…follow your medical team’so advice…once doctors and technicians have done their job…the Almighty will take over.

  • Hopeful
    Posted at 22:50h, 24 June Reply

    Take it easy…follow your medical team’so advice…once doctors and technicians have done their job…the Almighty will take over.

  • Ekta
    Posted at 04:43h, 29 June Reply

    Hi

    I am 35 and my embryo transfer is today. I will be taking 3 4 days rest but not too much as that will just increase the stress. I m little nervous but preying everything will be alright and it will be successful. Good luck to all.

    • Gaby
      Posted at 19:27h, 01 July Reply

      Good luck best wishes I had mine on Fri. 3 now praying that at least 1 comes good

    • Afrodita
      Posted at 07:06h, 09 July Reply

      Hello fellow IVFers!! Hope everyone is doing well, this such a stressful time, i just wanted to share my experiences with IVF.
      I have done 2 fresh circles and on my 2nd FET. My first fresh circle didn’t work, i was 29 at the time and had 2 embrios implanted. It was a devastating time, but i did had an FET Afterwards, also failed. I don’t think there is a thing you can do for them to take, i have tried almost bed rest for the 2ww and i have been back to work, and on my 3rd fresh transfer (2 embrios) i just carried on as normal, at the end of the 2 ww i had period cramps so i wasn’t very hopeful…. and when i did get the dreaded phone call with the blood teat result, i nearly fainted when told it was positive. Best day ever as uou can imagine, after that 9 months of constant paranoia.
      My son is now 2 and i can only say that don’t matter what you do, just don’t loose hope, it is like getting on the longest rollercoaster ever but be resilient.
      I am currently on my 2nd day after FET, we had 2 frozen embrios and thought it was only fair to give them a chance, so yes, back on the rollercoaster…
      Just keep distracted if possible and may your 2ww go as quick as possible.
      Ps:i believe start folic acid before and during the treatment is very important.
      All the very best.

    • Sonia
      Posted at 13:12h, 13 July Reply

      Hi how did it go?

    • Mayda
      Posted at 08:50h, 05 August Reply

      Hi i have embryo transfer last 26 of july. And i have alot pain in abdominals. My monthly period last 31 of july but till now not yet coming. I fell nervious now bcoz i dont know what i expect. Pls help me

    • Deepshika
      Posted at 18:17h, 11 August Reply

      All the best

    • geeta
      Posted at 12:30h, 13 September Reply

      HI Ekta..hope all went smoothly.

  • Ekta
    Posted at 04:43h, 29 June Reply

    Hi

    I am 35 and my embryo transfer is today. I will be taking 3 4 days rest but not too much as that will just increase the stress. I m little nervous but preying everything will be alright and it will be successful. Good luck to all.

    • Gaby
      Posted at 19:27h, 01 July Reply

      Good luck best wishes I had mine on Fri. 3 now praying that at least 1 comes good

    • Afrodita
      Posted at 07:06h, 09 July Reply

      Hello fellow IVFers!! Hope everyone is doing well, this such a stressful time, i just wanted to share my experiences with IVF.
      I have done 2 fresh circles and on my 2nd FET. My first fresh circle didn’t work, i was 29 at the time and had 2 embrios implanted. It was a devastating time, but i did had an FET Afterwards, also failed. I don’t think there is a thing you can do for them to take, i have tried almost bed rest for the 2ww and i have been back to work, and on my 3rd fresh transfer (2 embrios) i just carried on as normal, at the end of the 2 ww i had period cramps so i wasn’t very hopeful…. and when i did get the dreaded phone call with the blood teat result, i nearly fainted when told it was positive. Best day ever as uou can imagine, after that 9 months of constant paranoia.
      My son is now 2 and i can only say that don’t matter what you do, just don’t loose hope, it is like getting on the longest rollercoaster ever but be resilient.
      I am currently on my 2nd day after FET, we had 2 frozen embrios and thought it was only fair to give them a chance, so yes, back on the rollercoaster…
      Just keep distracted if possible and may your 2ww go as quick as possible.
      Ps:i believe start folic acid before and during the treatment is very important.
      All the very best.

    • Sonia
      Posted at 13:12h, 13 July Reply

      Hi how did it go?

    • Mayda
      Posted at 08:50h, 05 August Reply

      Hi i have embryo transfer last 26 of july. And i have alot pain in abdominals. My monthly period last 31 of july but till now not yet coming. I fell nervious now bcoz i dont know what i expect. Pls help me

    • Deepshika
      Posted at 18:17h, 11 August Reply

      All the best

    • geeta
      Posted at 12:30h, 13 September Reply

      HI Ekta..hope all went smoothly.

  • Mary
    Posted at 16:57h, 21 August Reply

    Am 40yrs of age ,got 3 embryos Dr says one at a time left for me I went all or a least 2 need an advise please
    Thanks

  • Mary
    Posted at 16:57h, 21 August Reply

    Am 40yrs of age ,got 3 embryos Dr says one at a time left for me I went all or a least 2 need an advise please
    Thanks

  • Lala
    Posted at 12:12h, 05 September Reply

    I don’t agree with your advice about transferring multiple or two embryos. I have identical twins in my family and twin studies they are participating in show that there is an greater risk of early menopause and osteoporosis in twins. There is also a much greater risk of cerebral palsy at birth. These factors need to be seriously weighed up before any decision is made.

  • Lala
    Posted at 12:12h, 05 September Reply

    I don’t agree with your advice about transferring multiple or two embryos. I have identical twins in my family and twin studies they are participating in show that there is an greater risk of early menopause and osteoporosis in twins. There is also a much greater risk of cerebral palsy at birth. These factors need to be seriously weighed up before any decision is made.

  • geeta
    Posted at 12:54h, 13 September Reply

    hello to all beautiful ledies..
    i had my FET on 7.9.17 and today is 7 days
    i cant fill anything but i m having very bad back pain and sore boobs and sweating in night..all signs give me that i m will have period soon..Dont do what to do..very nervous and strees.. help me to keep my selt positive..thanks

  • geeta
    Posted at 12:54h, 13 September Reply

    hello to all beautiful ledies..
    i had my FET on 7.9.17 and today is 7 days
    i cant fill anything but i m having very bad back pain and sore boobs and sweating in night..all signs give me that i m will have period soon..Dont do what to do..very nervous and strees.. help me to keep my selt positive..thanks

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 01:59h, 26 September Reply

    I hope everything will be okey.i feel excited 6 days to go..before the big announcement.i hope to see a positive result.God is good all the time

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 01:59h, 26 September Reply

    I hope everything will be okey.i feel excited 6 days to go..before the big announcement.i hope to see a positive result.God is good all the time

  • connie
    Posted at 02:00h, 28 September Reply

    Just had a embryo transplanted. How many days before I know for sure it took? Do we increase shots or decrease shots?

    • Katie
      Posted at 21:23h, 30 September Reply

      Hi Connie! Congrats on the transfer. I am starting a fet cycle today- its day 1! Any advice for the prep? I start estrogen Monday I believe and transfer is set for oct 17th if I can get my lining right! Any special diet you followed or tricks you did????

  • connie
    Posted at 02:00h, 28 September Reply

    Just had a embryo transplanted. How many days before I know for sure it took? Do we increase shots or decrease shots?

    • Katie
      Posted at 21:23h, 30 September Reply

      Hi Connie! Congrats on the transfer. I am starting a fet cycle today- its day 1! Any advice for the prep? I start estrogen Monday I believe and transfer is set for oct 17th if I can get my lining right! Any special diet you followed or tricks you did????

  • Irum Sumera
    Posted at 13:59h, 29 September Reply

    Hi all of you,
    I am 32 years old and my husband is 38 years old and i had my first IVF in May 2017 and there was only 5 eggs retrieved and 3 were fertilized and only two were be able to survive as embryos one was a good quality embryo and other was average embryo .
    After three days one good quality embryo transfer after three days of egg retrieval and was not successful and then one was in freezer on 8 Sep 2017 was the FET and after a week i had a lot of hopes and on the 10dp3dt was positive very faint positive but yes it was everyday test and more strong positive and dark second line We were so much happy after a long journey of wait ( 7 and half year ) even we can hope for a pregnancy but on 17dp3dt i feel blood came out very sad i had an early pregnancy miscarriage very sad but we can try again in a few months .

    • Penninah
      Posted at 07:27h, 02 December Reply

      Sorry to hear it happened to me the same miscarrige in my 7th week going for my embroy transfer on monday again.

    • Mom to be of 2
      Posted at 05:26h, 27 December Reply

      Prayers and strength for you and your Hubby!

  • Irum Sumera
    Posted at 13:59h, 29 September Reply

    Hi all of you,
    I am 32 years old and my husband is 38 years old and i had my first IVF in May 2017 and there was only 5 eggs retrieved and 3 were fertilized and only two were be able to survive as embryos one was a good quality embryo and other was average embryo .
    After three days one good quality embryo transfer after three days of egg retrieval and was not successful and then one was in freezer on 8 Sep 2017 was the FET and after a week i had a lot of hopes and on the 10dp3dt was positive very faint positive but yes it was everyday test and more strong positive and dark second line We were so much happy after a long journey of wait ( 7 and half year ) even we can hope for a pregnancy but on 17dp3dt i feel blood came out very sad i had an early pregnancy miscarriage very sad but we can try again in a few months .

    • Penninah
      Posted at 07:27h, 02 December Reply

      Sorry to hear it happened to me the same miscarrige in my 7th week going for my embroy transfer on monday again.

    • Mom to be of 2
      Posted at 05:26h, 27 December Reply

      Prayers and strength for you and your Hubby!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 03:25h, 07 December Reply

    It’s been 1 week since my FET…when can I have an orgasm ladies help! (Not intercourse)

    • AG
      Posted at 21:25h, 07 December Reply

      Hey to be on safe side would just wait until have hcg checked first to avoid any cramping or irritation in the uterus. If anything confirm with your doctor.

    • Mom to be of 2
      Posted at 05:23h, 27 December Reply

      After your first blood pregnancy test. Most often 11-14 days after implant

  • Cindy
    Posted at 03:25h, 07 December Reply

    It’s been 1 week since my FET…when can I have an orgasm ladies help! (Not intercourse)

    • AG
      Posted at 21:25h, 07 December Reply

      Hey to be on safe side would just wait until have hcg checked first to avoid any cramping or irritation in the uterus. If anything confirm with your doctor.

    • Mom to be of 2
      Posted at 05:23h, 27 December Reply

      After your first blood pregnancy test. Most often 11-14 days after implant

  • Shraddha
    Posted at 14:01h, 05 January Reply

    Hi Dears 2nd Jan my Embryo transfer today 3rd day but little little my pelvic paining .. I m in lots of ten bcoz my period date 7dec. Plz give mi suggestion what to do…

  • Shraddha
    Posted at 14:01h, 05 January Reply

    Hi Dears 2nd Jan my Embryo transfer today 3rd day but little little my pelvic paining .. I m in lots of ten bcoz my period date 7dec. Plz give mi suggestion what to do…

  • God help me
    Posted at 11:46h, 07 February Reply

    Hello all nice reading from you all. I had my transfer but I am concern because I cough during the transfer and I have been coughing. They said coughing does not really matter can anyone help explain this to me.
    Thanks

    • Nee
      Posted at 17:22h, 11 June Reply

      Hi… I have my FET on 16th. Don’t know should I transfer 2 or 3 embryos. Can anyone help? This is my 4th Ivf. Before this 3 failed cycles. I’m was disappointed but then made myself understand that God does everything for a reason. Please guys pray for me as if I don’t get pregnant this time my husband is planning to leave me as he and his family wants a child. I know I will get pregnant time. I’m Trying to stay positive as much I can but still it happens. Please who all reading this keep me in your prayers. Also if anyone can help me with post Ivf do’s and don’t. God please help and bless me and all the ones who are trying to get pregnant.

  • God help me
    Posted at 11:46h, 07 February Reply

    Hello all nice reading from you all. I had my transfer but I am concern because I cough during the transfer and I have been coughing. They said coughing does not really matter can anyone help explain this to me.
    Thanks

    • Nee
      Posted at 17:22h, 11 June Reply

      Hi… I have my FET on 16th. Don’t know should I transfer 2 or 3 embryos. Can anyone help? This is my 4th Ivf. Before this 3 failed cycles. I’m was disappointed but then made myself understand that God does everything for a reason. Please guys pray for me as if I don’t get pregnant this time my husband is planning to leave me as he and his family wants a child. I know I will get pregnant time. I’m Trying to stay positive as much I can but still it happens. Please who all reading this keep me in your prayers. Also if anyone can help me with post Ivf do’s and don’t. God please help and bless me and all the ones who are trying to get pregnant.

  • Jody
    Posted at 13:11h, 11 February Reply

    Hi,

    Sorry for the details, but am worried atm. Had my embryo transfer a week ago, but for the last couple of days I have had a little bit of blood/brown and slight cramping. I am worried that it hasn’t worked.

    • Sarah
      Posted at 21:00h, 08 March Reply

      Hi jody..thats good sign..look like good news

    • Ana
      Posted at 22:39h, 04 June Reply

      Hi Jody sorry to hear about that but don t come to any conclusion yet my doctor said to me that can happen so please don t stressed out I know it s scary and exsosting . I just had mine done yesterday you just need to be relax more stress worst just relax it s gonna help you more . Hope it s gonna work good luck hunny

  • Jody
    Posted at 13:11h, 11 February Reply

    Hi,

    Sorry for the details, but am worried atm. Had my embryo transfer a week ago, but for the last couple of days I have had a little bit of blood/brown and slight cramping. I am worried that it hasn’t worked.

    • Sarah
      Posted at 21:00h, 08 March Reply

      Hi jody..thats good sign..look like good news

    • Ana
      Posted at 22:39h, 04 June Reply

      Hi Jody sorry to hear about that but don t come to any conclusion yet my doctor said to me that can happen so please don t stressed out I know it s scary and exsosting . I just had mine done yesterday you just need to be relax more stress worst just relax it s gonna help you more . Hope it s gonna work good luck hunny

  • Abby
    Posted at 01:15h, 04 May Reply

    I am 35yrs to be 36 in july. I had 26 eggs during retrieval. 16 made it to day 5 blastocyst. 14 AA quality and 2 sub-quality. Had 2 embryo transfer and 12 AA freezed. I stayed in bed/rested all thru, unfortunately 2 days b4 my beta, i started cramping nd light then brownish spotting. My doctor suggested i go for blood test and my HCG was less than 1. A big fat negative. I am sooo depressed and devastated. I was doing sooo great with meds nd all.

    • Neethu
      Posted at 08:10h, 05 May Reply

      Hi Abby,

      I am so sorry for your loss.

      Yes, you did all you could do. The implanting of the embryo, they say, is not really in our hands.

      I am going to get an ET on Monday May 7, 2018.

      A little nervous about the procedure. I am 41, my first attempt at IVF.

      Wish you the best.

    • Mimi
      Posted at 02:07h, 02 June Reply

      Sorry for what you are going through, i have myself gone through this scenario 6 times by now. I have started my new cycle and retrieval is on tentative 13th June, but this time only different we are doing from all last times is Biopsy of Embryos. I always had AA quality of embryo without success so we are taking it a step ahead to know if the embryo which looks good physically is actually good. the process is not abrasive and will not harm the baby. So if you want you can talk to your doctor about the same. I wish you All the Best.

  • Abby
    Posted at 01:15h, 04 May Reply

    I am 35yrs to be 36 in july. I had 26 eggs during retrieval. 16 made it to day 5 blastocyst. 14 AA quality and 2 sub-quality. Had 2 embryo transfer and 12 AA freezed. I stayed in bed/rested all thru, unfortunately 2 days b4 my beta, i started cramping nd light then brownish spotting. My doctor suggested i go for blood test and my HCG was less than 1. A big fat negative. I am sooo depressed and devastated. I was doing sooo great with meds nd all.

    • Neethu
      Posted at 08:10h, 05 May Reply

      Hi Abby,

      I am so sorry for your loss.

      Yes, you did all you could do. The implanting of the embryo, they say, is not really in our hands.

      I am going to get an ET on Monday May 7, 2018.

      A little nervous about the procedure. I am 41, my first attempt at IVF.

      Wish you the best.

    • Mimi
      Posted at 02:07h, 02 June Reply

      Sorry for what you are going through, i have myself gone through this scenario 6 times by now. I have started my new cycle and retrieval is on tentative 13th June, but this time only different we are doing from all last times is Biopsy of Embryos. I always had AA quality of embryo without success so we are taking it a step ahead to know if the embryo which looks good physically is actually good. the process is not abrasive and will not harm the baby. So if you want you can talk to your doctor about the same. I wish you All the Best.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:33h, 04 December Reply

    Hello IVFers! Im on day 1 of my first IVF. Took my first shot today.’I’m 41years old. Believing this will go well and be successful.Any tips for me, especially on diet? I wish everyone success.

    • Cyrea
      Posted at 09:15h, 05 February Reply

      Be patient with yourself. The process can get to be very emotional, especially when there are unexpected setbacks. I’m 41 and I just finished my first round, and I’m praying constantly that I’m pregnant.

    • Elaine Kelly
      Posted at 12:19h, 22 February Reply

      Good Luck

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:33h, 04 December Reply

    Hello IVFers! Im on day 1 of my first IVF. Took my first shot today.’I’m 41years old. Believing this will go well and be successful.Any tips for me, especially on diet? I wish everyone success.

    • Cyrea
      Posted at 09:15h, 05 February Reply

      Be patient with yourself. The process can get to be very emotional, especially when there are unexpected setbacks. I’m 41 and I just finished my first round, and I’m praying constantly that I’m pregnant.

    • Elaine Kelly
      Posted at 12:19h, 22 February Reply

      Good Luck

  • Kay
    Posted at 15:39h, 15 February Reply

    I am on day 9 of a FET (5-day blasto-cyst), my test date is 20th Feb. Had quite a bit of brown spotting this time (this is my 2nd try) and am trying to think positive, but it is hard, especially when you are second guessing each and every twinge and was so disappointed when we got the negative result last time.

    Trying not to get our hopes up and stay as relaxed as possible, whilst being curiously excited (such a mixed bag of feelings!)

    Also been getting very irritated (mostly with my other half over nothing) which isn’t great.

    Fingers crossed this will all be worth it. These two weeks are the longest ever!! Such a roller coaster

    • Elaine Kelly
      Posted at 12:18h, 22 February Reply

      Hope a goes well this time, Iam just on my last cycle, hoping to have my transfer at the end of the month.

      We have to stay positive and relaxed.

      Good Luck

  • Kay
    Posted at 15:39h, 15 February Reply

    I am on day 9 of a FET (5-day blasto-cyst), my test date is 20th Feb. Had quite a bit of brown spotting this time (this is my 2nd try) and am trying to think positive, but it is hard, especially when you are second guessing each and every twinge and was so disappointed when we got the negative result last time.

    Trying not to get our hopes up and stay as relaxed as possible, whilst being curiously excited (such a mixed bag of feelings!)

    Also been getting very irritated (mostly with my other half over nothing) which isn’t great.

    Fingers crossed this will all be worth it. These two weeks are the longest ever!! Such a roller coaster

    • Elaine Kelly
      Posted at 12:18h, 22 February Reply

      Hope a goes well this time, Iam just on my last cycle, hoping to have my transfer at the end of the month.

      We have to stay positive and relaxed.

      Good Luck

  • Pollen
    Posted at 14:51h, 03 March Reply

    Hello .
    I transferred the embryo on 26 th.
    I don’t feeling anything on day5.
    Is it normal?
    And I had a caugh 2 days ago.
    Will it be ok?
    I’m very worried.
    Thank you.

  • Pollen
    Posted at 14:51h, 03 March Reply

    Hello .
    I transferred the embryo on 26 th.
    I don’t feeling anything on day5.
    Is it normal?
    And I had a caugh 2 days ago.
    Will it be ok?
    I’m very worried.
    Thank you.

  • Eunice
    Posted at 11:32h, 09 March Reply

    I forgot to insert my cyclogest until the day of transfer, how may this affect my implantation? I am 40yrs old

  • Eunice
    Posted at 11:32h, 09 March Reply

    I forgot to insert my cyclogest until the day of transfer, how may this affect my implantation? I am 40yrs old

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 14:15h, 17 March Reply

    Is anybody here from Cheltenham, UK?
    I am hoping that my egg collection will be done on friday. After how many days the ET is done?

  • Alexandra
    Posted at 14:15h, 17 March Reply

    Is anybody here from Cheltenham, UK?
    I am hoping that my egg collection will be done on friday. After how many days the ET is done?

  • Jaspin
    Posted at 08:55h, 19 March Reply

    I have done my Ivf on March 7. When I was keeping progesterone capsule vaginally it was coming out later.any problem for implantation? I have no implantation symptoms.. it ll be positive???

    • Zuhra
      Posted at 09:35h, 26 March Reply

      Good luck for all ivfers…..

    • Zuhra
      Posted at 09:38h, 26 March Reply

      Hi Jaspin… this is normal….finger crossed for you…when is your test due

  • Jaspin
    Posted at 08:55h, 19 March Reply

    I have done my Ivf on March 7. When I was keeping progesterone capsule vaginally it was coming out later.any problem for implantation? I have no implantation symptoms.. it ll be positive???

    • Zuhra
      Posted at 09:35h, 26 March Reply

      Good luck for all ivfers…..

    • Zuhra
      Posted at 09:38h, 26 March Reply

      Hi Jaspin… this is normal….finger crossed for you…when is your test due

  • Amarilis
    Posted at 03:52h, 02 April Reply

    Hi ladies. Thank you for sharing your stories. I’m excited and nervous at the same time as tomorrow is my FET transfer. Baby dust to all of you sharing the same journey!

    • zdolphins
      Posted at 19:48h, 08 April Reply

      I have my FET scheduled for Saturday too! Baby dust to all! Good luck!

  • Amarilis
    Posted at 03:52h, 02 April Reply

    Hi ladies. Thank you for sharing your stories. I’m excited and nervous at the same time as tomorrow is my FET transfer. Baby dust to all of you sharing the same journey!

    • zdolphins
      Posted at 19:48h, 08 April Reply

      I have my FET scheduled for Saturday too! Baby dust to all! Good luck!

  • Jane
    Posted at 08:19h, 07 April Reply

    Hi! I am 41. I have 5 eggs. I will know how many embryo I have tomorrow than I have embryo transfer at the same day.

  • Jane
    Posted at 08:19h, 07 April Reply

    Hi! I am 41. I have 5 eggs. I will know how many embryo I have tomorrow than I have embryo transfer at the same day.

  • Maribel
    Posted at 13:51h, 17 April Reply

    I had my ET yesterday and I’m scared everyone keeps saying that spotting it’s good and I did not spot at all . I have cramping but I’m scared . I only had two embryos that survive and we use both. I’m trying to be positive but this is scary feeling . I’m glad I’m not alone and I wish the best of luck to all of you ladies

  • Maribel
    Posted at 13:51h, 17 April Reply

    I had my ET yesterday and I’m scared everyone keeps saying that spotting it’s good and I did not spot at all . I have cramping but I’m scared . I only had two embryos that survive and we use both. I’m trying to be positive but this is scary feeling . I’m glad I’m not alone and I wish the best of luck to all of you ladies

  • Chocolate holly
    Posted at 11:30h, 20 April Reply

    I had read every single comment. I’m on my day 3rd of FET in Blastocyst. I don’t feel nothing maybe just little tiny cramping, and emotional ether. I wish baby blast and praying so hard for everyone success !!!!

  • Chocolate holly
    Posted at 11:30h, 20 April Reply

    I had read every single comment. I’m on my day 3rd of FET in Blastocyst. I don’t feel nothing maybe just little tiny cramping, and emotional ether. I wish baby blast and praying so hard for everyone success !!!!

  • cv
    Posted at 18:06h, 29 November Reply

    what kind of std test we have to take? I have Herpes 1/2 but no other std, will it affect implantation?
    tks,

  • cv
    Posted at 18:06h, 29 November Reply

    what kind of std test we have to take? I have Herpes 1/2 but no other std, will it affect implantation?
    tks,

  • Jane
    Posted at 15:23h, 13 December Reply

    Hi All my fellow Ivf sisters..
    I’m pn my 3rd IVF cycle. 2nd one i became pregnant but miscarried that was devastating!! Im on my 3rd Cycle now.. It’s my 3rd day since ET. Not feeling the cramps like I was.
    Is it ok to be stressing a little bit and be crying over trivial things??

  • Jane
    Posted at 15:23h, 13 December Reply

    Hi All my fellow Ivf sisters..
    I’m pn my 3rd IVF cycle. 2nd one i became pregnant but miscarried that was devastating!! Im on my 3rd Cycle now.. It’s my 3rd day since ET. Not feeling the cramps like I was.
    Is it ok to be stressing a little bit and be crying over trivial things??

  • Dr Chandana
    Posted at 08:26h, 17 August Reply

    Very informative, clearly detailed about IVF and diet during IVF. Very useful. Thanks for sharing..

  • Megan
    Posted at 04:19h, 08 February Reply

    I have just had a FET on Jan 31st 2022, I am going in on the 12th of February for a
    Blood test..I really hope this works I am 31! I’ve had cramps every once in a while after day 3, a tiny bit of red spotting on day 7 after transfer that I noticed on the crinone gel applicator and some small back annoyances. I’m really hoping this has worked but man is this two week wait a mind screw excuse my language. This is something we want so bad. My only issue is my one tube wasn’t developed enough and the other was removed due to it burst when I was younger due to some other issues no other issues with my reproductive system as they also did a biopsy before.. I just really hope this takes any advice would be great. I also feel bloated, emotional and constipated but it could be from the medications I’m on progesterone, climara patch, crinone 8% gel, prednisone, asprin and also progesterone oil 2ML.. also used embryo glue.

    Wishing all you ladies success in your journeys god bless!

  • JANE doe
    Posted at 22:40h, 21 March Reply

    Curious about the no alcohol rule leading up to embryo transfer. My husband and I are taking a little mini vacation to try to de-stress, it would be nice to have some drinks on the vacation before the transfer. I havn’t heard anything from my IVF clinic saying stay away from alcohol. Is there research suggesting to avoid alcohol before ET?

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