Enduring the Longest Wait

Whether you've transferred fresh or frozen embryos, the next step is to go home, carry on with your normal activities and have a pregnancy test about two weeks later. As if that's possible!

What you really need to do is to brace yourself for the longest wait of your life, because during the two weeks there won't be a waking moment when your mind isn't busy thinking about your uterus. Every study about the IVF experience that I'm aware of has found that the hardest part is the wait after embryo transfer to find out whether the treatment has worked. It beats hands down the pain of injections, the intrusiveness of vaginal ultrasound examinations and the disruption of frequent clinic visits.

Up until embryo transfer, you're busy with injections, blood tests, ultrasounds, phone calls to the clinic, talking to the nurses and getting over all those early hurdles. Then, after embryo transfer, that last hurdle takes so long to get over — and all you can do is wait, wait, wait, and hope that you get over it. It's a nerve-wracking time because, whichever way it goes, the outcome undoubtedly has a profound impact on your life.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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