on Dec 29, 2012
by Michelle Pearson
An embryo transfer is the final step during IVF, and is the part where the embryos are transferred back into your body.
If you are considering IVF, or even going through IVF already, you are probably curious about the in’s and out’s of embryo transfers. An embryo transfer is the simple process that follows your IVF process. It is actually considered the final step during IVF, and is the part where the embryos are transferred back into your body. Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about embryo transfers so you will be informed. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
During embryo transfer, a woman will return to her fertility clinic for the procedure. Sometimes a sedative is used for anesthesia, but often there is none used at all. Sometimes your doctor will use an ultrasound to monitor the progress during the embryo transfer. A very thin, fine catheter is used to deposit the embryos into the uterus. When the procedure is over, the woman usually is asked to remain in a recovery room for around four to six hours, resting on her back. After that, there is nothing to do except wait and see if pregnancy comes next.
Embryo Transfers are done during the 2-8 cell stage. Embryo transfers are usually done between days two and four after retrieval of the egg. Each doctor has a different time frame that they prefer to do embryo transfers, and the exact time frame is set by each individual doctor. The usual time frame is anywhere between day one and day six after the retrieval of the egg.
This is a source of great debate and contention among experts and doctors alike. Most doctors agree that no more than four embryos should be transferred to minimize risks of multiple pregnancies and other complications. The more embryos implanted, the greater the chance that pregnancy will occur, but also the greater the chance that there will be multiple pregnancies or complications.
Unfortunately, after the embryo transfer is complete, there really is nothing that can be done to improve the chances of pregnancy. The embryo transfer is the final step, and after it is complete, it is just time to relax and hope for the best. Nothing you can do will be able to improve your chances, unfortunately. After embryo transfer, it is all just a waiting game.
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Michelle is a busy mother to 2 boys and a prolific vlogger on subjects ranging from practical how-to tips for moms to chronicling her own pregnancy week-by-week on her popular YouTube channel ImaMommyof1.