Embryo transfer is a big day of fertility treatment or assisted pregnancy. You have been through a lot of rigorous medications and treatments for reaching this day. But there are certain questions hovering over your head because you are confused about them. The question and confusions regarding embryo transfer should be discussed properly, as it is one of the most important stages of your pregnancy journey.
Can I pee or sneeze out my embryo?
This is one of the most common questions that come first rega1prding embryo transfer risks. But the good news is, once an embryo is implanted or transferred, it will stay put. Even if you get sick or experience vomiting, still your embryo will not be affected or harmed. Embryo does not simply get out of the uterus because of sneezing, peeing or coughing once it has been transferred.
Is there anything I can do to increase my odds of successful implantation?
There are certain things that you can do to increase your chance of embryo implantation. Such as:
Laser acupuncture: laser acupuncture improves and enhance the success rate of embryo implantation. Studies have shown that it has increase the rate of implantation up to 15 percent. Laser acupuncture can be performed both before and after of embryo transfer.
Stress reduction techniques: We know that it is almost impossible to stay completely composed and stress free during a pregnancy journey but it is a proven fact that lowering stress level surrounding embryo transfer day is utterly helpful. It not just improves your physical health but also mental health. Practice meditation, eat and drink healthy diet, plenty of sleep, spending time with your close people etc. can help you lowering your stress level.
Follow your medication protocol closely: Be very precise about the dosage and timing of your pills and other medications. Especially, if you are travelling during your cycle then it is even more important.
How long does it take for the embryo to implant after transfer?
Implantation time depends on the maturity of specific embryos. Usually, it takes 1-5 days after the transferring of embryo. However, you have to wait for about 9-10 days after embryo transferring for an official pregnancy test. The time may vary from person to person. That is why; we strongly recommended you to be patient and consult with your doctor for an official pregnancy test.
What should I do after my embryo transfer?
Immediately after the transfer is complete you should rest for at least 20 minutes. You may not feel the need to rest but it is always advisable to be on bed rest for the day. Afterwards, you can go about your daily life if you want to but should be mindful of how you are feeling inside. You should not feel hesitated to talk about any problem and should not do any laborious task or hard lifting.
Things you should avoid are:
- Hot bathing
- No douching
- No heating pads
- No sex till pregnancy test
What if my embryo transfer is not successful?
Unsuccessful embryo transfer is a reason of drastic disappointment and pain. Doctors always try their best to ensure a successful implantation but unfortunately that doesn’t happen always. It is natural to feel upset about the failure but you should be focused and stay positive as there is still chances for you for trying again.
Are there any side effects from an embryo transfer?
There is no side of embryo transfer as such, except mild discomfort because of taking progesterone and estrogen, which may feel like early pregnancy. Some common and mild side effects are:
- Breast tenderness
For more queries you can always consult with the best fertility expert in Siliguri.