281 comments


  • Nicole

    It’s so nice to read these comments and know that others understand this rollercoaster.

    My husband had a vasectomy during his first marriage and when we married, a failed reversal so IVF is our only option. We retrieved 29 eggs, 20 fertilized, 16 survived overnight and went into incubator, 7 were large enough to biopsy and 3 were viable (chromosome testing).

    We did a FET in late July and I was pregnant. I really had no symptoms other than tender breasts, which could also be from the progesterone. I miscarried in August at 5 weeks, 1 day. What a shitty day (it didn’t help that I started bleeding on a plane).

    After further investigation, I had a polyp and had it surgically removed in September.

    We transferred our second embryo on 10/23 and the wait until 11/3 for the blood test is HORRIBLE. I’m not a patient person-lol. I feel different this time, like I felt implantation cramping. I’m hoping it’s not just in my head.

    I also know that Friday’s blood test is only the first hurdle. I’m going to be more nervous this time around after last time but I think our luck is about to change!

    All you ladies out there, keep your chin up! Wishing us all the best!

    October 31, 2017
  • Melissa

    I had my FET done, 5dt. My lining was 8.7mm exactly one week before my transfer. I started my PIO 1ml every other day with 3x vaginal suppositories 6 days before transfer, i also was on estrogen vaginal 2ml 2x a day and patches every 3 days. I to had the scratch done 5 weeks before my transfer. Had 2 beautiful 5AA embryos transferred. Non PGS tested. I’m 34 both husband and I have unexplained fertility, no medical issues. I am on the heavier side BMI is or was 40 I lost 23lbs before my transfer. Why on earth would I get a complete 0 for my beta 11dpt!!?? Just devasted as those were my last of the frozen embryos. Please does anyone have any thoughts??

    October 22, 2017
  • Lulu

    I had a 5CC embryo transfer on 10/20/17
    Prior to that a 5BC which made it to 7 weeks but empty sac. I am 41 years old.
    Did anyone have a chance with 5CC embryo?

    October 22, 2017
  • Kim

    Hi i am new here but i am a silent reader of this page… i am currently om my 12dpt 3dt and had my beta hcg at 10dpt and it came .100miU/L and tried to POAS after that and it all came back negative… its my first cycle of icsi we had 14eggs retrieved 9 fertilized and only 3 made it on day 3 all grade 1(which they told was excellent) and nothing to freeze… they transfered 3 beatiful embryos last august 15.. had no symptoms aside from sore breast which suddenly gone on the same day i had my beta hcg… now i really feel so so low and im trying to keep myself in one piece… my 2ww is due om tuesday and i dont know if i will continue on hoping or just prapare myself with the heartbreaking news…

    August 27, 2017
    • MDixon

      What’s was your result?

      August 30, 2017
    • Kim

      It was failed treatment.. did beta hcg afetr 2weeks and it came <1.2

      August 30, 2017
    • Tamara

      Hi, I had acupuncture about an hour before my embryo transfer. I had 2 Day 5 blastocysts transferred. I am now 6dp5dt and have absolutely no symptoms. No bloated abdomen, no cramps, no implantation bleeding, nothing. Please advise.

      October 14, 2017
  • MDixon

    I had my FET on 7/31/17 and my blood preg test is scheduled for 8/10/17. I took a urine preg test tonight and it was positive. Hope the blood preg test on 8/10/17 will also be positive. I’m currently taking aspirin 81 mg once daily, prednisone 5 mg po twice a day, progesterone in oil 1 ml IM twice a day, levothyroxine 50 mcg once daily, pregnancy MVI once a day. Previous I did two frozen transfer and one fresh transfer on day #6.. which failed (failed 3 times). My symptoms currently: breast tenderness throughout this whole process due to the estrogen & progesterone injections, intermittent pelvic cramping x 5 days, no spotting yet.

    August 10, 2017
    • MDixon

      8/10/17 Serum B-hCG came back positive 179. So happy!!! It’s been a long road. To emphasize on my symptoms—unlike most women, I never had any spotting.

      August 11, 2017
  • Jennifer r

    Well this has been a very long journey for my husband and I fresh transfer last year failed we then had a frozen transfer of 2 blastocyst 4 last year it failed now we are 1 day post fet of 2 blastocyst, I think about it 24/7 what’s going on in there are they gonna implant is this time gonna work?, it’s all exhausting yes we still have 10 embryos frozen but we don’t have endless amount of funds. I’m praying this time works so I can finally be a mother! I wish everyone else going through this journey the best of luck, it emotionally exhausting to hear it failed I know the pain wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Good luck

    May 20, 2017
    • Angel

      Hello I’m 40 I had my​ 2 ET 5days old embryo grade 5aa and 2aa on my own eggs . .last May 17 2017. my fpt will be on the 27may. I did my hpt today day 7 after the ET. Bfn… But I’m not worried I need to stay positive. Is anyone here did the early hpt? And how early?

      May 24, 2017
  • Sara

    Hi all
    i am 38 and my DH is 28
    He is infertile and we decided to go for icsi this april
    We get 14 eggs, 10 mature, 4 fortilize till day 3 but after that stop growing and my clinic advise us its upto you if you want to transfr on day 5. So we go for that on 5th of may
    Now dont know whats happing on 13th the test dat
    Can any one have any idea can we concive or not coz our embies stop growing on day 3 🙁

    May 04, 2017
  • MLee

    I have found this all very helpful, and have reached out to my doc to request acupuncture. I am curious though, to know if there are any ladies here who are plus size BMI greater than >35 as I am plus size age 29, I turn 30 in July and I’m seeing a doctor in Chicago, and we’ve been trying for two years? I lost 40 pounds since we’ve started seeing a fertility doctor as for my doctors suggestions and I’m still trying but the meds make it really hard. I am insulin resistant which was making me not ovulate. The doctor put me on meds to make me ovulate and eliminate the insulin resistance which helped i did ovulate one month with no FSH, we did 3 IUI’s with no luck and we’ve done two IVF retrievals. All of my embryos are PGS tested and most if not all of them are ranked 5BB, 5 day blasts. Has anyone plus sized had a pregnancy with a single embryo transfer? If this one fails we will go for two embryo transfers next time. I have my Frozen transfer on the 25th of April. I worry about having twins due to the higher risks for me and Baby(ies). I am interested to know if anyone has experienced anything like this. Good lucky ladies I hope you all have happy healthy babes soon.

    April 19, 2017
    • Elizabeth

      I will let you know this week. I am overweight as well, and do my FET tomorrow. I had 14 eggs, 8 fertilized, 6 survived for genetic testing, but only one was genetically normal. In their words, the others were just chaos. I’m 41, so this can be expected. I have my one shot tomorrow for my single embryo transfer. Fingers crossed. Keep up the good work on the weight loss journey. Everything is easier when we are healthy. Good luck to you!

      May 09, 2017
    • Morgan Mooga

      Our implantation failed with one mail embryo 5BB.

      May 17, 2017
    • BSingleton

      Hi I saw the plus size comment and thought finally someone who is like me. My current BMI is 39 and since my journey I have lost roughly around 40 lbs. This is our first fresh cycle after 4 failed IUI cycles two years ago. We were able to retrieve 21 eggs… 17 were matured and 12 fertilized. Only 5 were viable after day 5.. seven stop growing. None of them made it to the blastocyst stage but two were super close so my doctor recommended we transfer two. I am day one after ET and I’ve been resting. While my doctor didn’t want me on bed rest she said just take it easy. We actually made plans to have brunch with friends so we hung out there practically all day and then come home and watched TV. I’m probably being superstitious but I laid on my back the entire night because someone said that could help because I’m a stomach sleeper. Fingers are crossed. We both really want this and I’m 36 the clock is really ticking so loud it wakes me up in the middle of the night to find any blog that will give me some tip that will help. I’m trying to remain calm and not stress about this but who are we kidding… the plan is to take it easy the next couple of days. I’ve had a lot of gas in my belly since the ET and that worries me and my belly seems heavy. I don’t know what that means but would love to know if anyone else has felt that. Sprinkling baby dust for everyone!

      May 22, 2017
    • Christine V

      Hello, I can tell you it does work. I am plus sized and transferred one and it was the first try and worked we have a little 3.5 yr old and just today went for a transfer. Now we wait

      June 15, 2017
    • Teesha

      Hey, I am 35bmi and 39 years old and we had a successful IVF day 5 emby when we transfered 2. He is now 9 months old and the light of our life. Go for 2 but be prepared for twins. Hugs and prayers!!

      October 22, 2017
  • Anna

    Hi girls, I’m 38 TTC. Tried 12 months natural no luck. Everything looks good on paper with us both. Just did 1st round of IVF. Got 7 eggs, 6 fertilised but on implantation day was told they were all grade 3. They would implant one, but the rest probably not make it to freeze. I can feel AF coming so will have to go a new round of egg collection. I’ve got fears about not being able to improve the quality. Would love to hear stories of secondary, third stimulation cycles. Hoping it can improve xx

    April 07, 2017
    • Appl

      My first round of stimulation I had 22 eggs, 13 matured , 8fertilized and on the 5th day only one made it so I did a second stimulation on my second cycle after the egg retrieval. Both me and my husband had to change our habit Expecially in eating and stress. On second stimulation I retrieved 38 eggs, 33 were mature with 12 embryos that can be used. Now I’m waiting for implantation so fingers crossed

      June 30, 2017
  • Apple

    My first cycle, today is the day. 11 eggs out, 3 fertilised, 2 divided this morning, having embryos transfer back this afternoon, mixed feelings, anxious rather than excitement.

    March 31, 2017
  • Jessica

    Hi,
    I am new to Ivf and on a 20 days birth control pills. Don’t exactly know the whole procedure but am exited to start with.

    March 27, 2017
  • Yvonne

    I just came back from the hospital after my test result showed negative… and I am spotting. I feel really sad.

    March 08, 2017
    • Sunflower

      I’ve been waiting for the blood test in 13/4,i did transfer in 1/4 with 4 embryos (day2) and really feel worry now ! I did not have many embryo until day 2 growing so Doctor advised shouln’t try to grow then until hatching cause we might lose haft at the end ! let them have more chnage in th real environment. I started a bit pain in the uterus since yesterday and hard to turn the body on the bed – my breats are growing bigger including pain. Hopefully that is a good signal & there will be some magical around for me ang all members here !!!

      April 06, 2017
  • Hana

    Hi Melissa, How are you? How is your ivf doing?
    Hope everything went well.

    March 04, 2017
  • Franchesca

    I am 40 and had a good embryo transferred on 02/03. I do not have any cramping, spotting or breast tenderness and today is my 5th day after the transfer so I am concerned. I will find out 02/13 if we are pregnant

    February 08, 2017
    • AKIODE

      I had my first transfer on Dec 14 2016 but was tested negative after 2 weeks then did another transfer 15days ago went for pregnant test yesterday so sad I was tested negative again what could be wrong with me or should I repeat the test? Pls urgent response

      February 11, 2017
    • Daisy

      Hi i am 43 this is my 2nd embryo transfer i am so scared seen ur post wondering how it went for you?

      March 11, 2017
    • Noah

      How did your pregnancy turn out? Hope you dont mind me asking. 🙂

      July 18, 2017
  • Bibi

    41.6 yrs old. Started this journey in Canada since August 2012. We’re using a DE and ET is Feb 5. Had fluid and mucus in my uterus which cancelled the ivf procedure several times. Finally cleared to proceed on Monday, Jan 30. Been on crinone 8%, medrol, doxycycline, Asa, prenatal vitamins. Had acupuncture done today. I been eating Brazil nuts and will start on my pineapple core immediately after ET. I’m so nervous. DH took a week off work to stay with me. Desperately want to be pregnant and have a baby. We have been married for over 12years. We believe God will show himself powerful this time. Will continue to pray and hope for the best. I got a message from fortune cookie that says ” you will soon receive pleasant news of a personal nature” holding on to that 🙂 baby dust to us all!

    February 05, 2017
    • Colleen

      My first ER was 10/2014 when I was 39 only 1 blast 5-day to freeze. Took a break then went to another RE 10/2016. No normals from 2nd ER. Planned to transfer original blast from 2014, but postponed because my DH was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly he passed away due to treatment complications. I promised him I would go through with the transfer, but am nervous the blast won’t make it through the thaw. The FET is scheduled for 3/7 and starting meds tomorrow to prep for FET.

      I am very nervous and missing my DH.

      February 07, 2017
    • Miriam

      Hi all, i am 1 week into the 2 week wait, having done FET on Feb 1st. this is our third IVF attempt, the first two were unsuccessful, this time around we did PGS, which we are praying will make all the difference. i am also a big fan of acupuncture and chinese herbs. I am 40 years old and want so badly to be a mother, i wish you all the best of luck and fingers crossed.

      February 08, 2017
    • Glory

      Amen! Wishing us all baby dust!

      May 12, 2017
    • Zinny

      Praying we all have testimonies to share soon including myself. Sharing baby dust to all awesome mothers to be.

      May 24, 2017
  • CarMan

    Hello ladies,

    I am new to all of this, but I have been reading your stories and it’s very inspiring. I just had my first IVF transfer 1/24/17. I had 2 5d blastocysts transferred. We did my Beta today and it was a BFP. I tested positive and my HCG was 275! I go back Monday and hopefully the numbers have doubled! The doctor said either we have a VERY healthy blastocyst growing in here, or we are having TWINS! We are all so excited!! I loved reading all of your stories. And wanted to tell you all my story too. Good luck to all of you! May we all be blessed with beautiful babies!!

    February 04, 2017
    • Sweetie

      Hi so happy to her the news. I had transfer on 28th Feb. My first IVF. Keeping fingers crossed. You really had great guts to go for test on day 10. What precautions you took. Can you please share.

      March 05, 2017
    • Jan

      We did the same thing mid Feb. Our first IVF and used fresh eggs.. Part of the 10 tips for higher chance of successful implantation by Princeton is using a 5d blastocyst and go for two. Our doc didn’t even bother to suggest using 3d and the progesterone in oil really was the right choice even if a pain in the *** 🙂
      Panicked on day 9 after spotting and was allowed to go in earlier to get a test. We are BFP! Another test 2 days later showed a double in HCG levels :). Hoping both implant well and grow into healthy babies. It’s going to be a long 2 months waiting for the first trimester scary period to pass and finally officially celebrate our blessings (one baby is great, twins would be perfect)
      We’re going for our first check up soon to verify.

      March 08, 2017
  • Alison

    Hi Ladies. I have found so much comfort in all your comments. No one really understands this process and the emotions like all of you… I’m 37, I had my 3rd Embryo transfer yesterday, I want it so bad it hurts… It can really feel so defeating at times, but I’m so grateful for the technology and science of it all! Now the waiting . .Much love and luck to you all x

    January 17, 2017
    • Krazymoth3r

      I know what you mean. This 2ww is torture. I’m 2dp5dt. This is my first FET using donor embryo as I’m 43. I’m going to try to wait at least till day 10 to hpt. But I’m not blessed with patience I’m afraid. Fingers crossed for us all.

      January 19, 2017
    • Tryingtokeepmysh!ttogether

      Hi everyone
      I literally just had my frozen 5dpt transfer this morning. Had some brief mild cramping and when I was wiping after the bathroom, there was a little pink. Dunno what that means since it seems a little early but I’m hoping it’s a good thing as the article says. Fingers and toes and legs crossed!

      This is my second frozen transfer. I had a successful pregnancy in late 2014 after my first frozen transfer. I really attribute acupuncture to my success in addition to my doctor. It is really helpful. For those of you about to do a transfer, find an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility treatment and request the procedure done both literally right before transferring to get max blood flow to your uterus and also immediately after your transfer. Yes, have your acupuncturist on standby. This time around, it really helped me relax when I was bouncing off the wall nervous and it helps to have someone saying positive things when they’re not your usual support person. Or if your support person drives you insane sometimes. Like my husband.
      He’s my rock. Can’t do without him.

      For me, I did acupuncture for a few months to relax my body and help build healthy eggs (also took some Chinese herbal medicine prescribed by my acupuncturist) but that’s not absolutely necessary. The key is to do acupuncture before and after transferring.

      I also highly recommend doing frozen transfer in general. I know all of you are chomping at the bit to get preggers, but it is good to get all those bloody hormones out of your body before settling into the business of actually getting pregnant. I feel it increases your chances, waiting that extra month. Part of the reason I recommend freezing all embryos because it gives you a chance to do PGS or PGD as the article recommended. PGS to test for chromosome abnormalities is very important in my mind. As advanced maternal age at 36/38 , I had quite a few blastocysts that looked great, but were abnormal. So even if they managed to implant and grow, the child would have severe problems. I was also saved the heartache and physical pain that comes with miscarriage of those blastocysts that would never make it. I live in Canada and gender selection is not allowed but one of the benefits of doing PGS is that they can tell you gender immediately. Only downside is the cost. PGS testing is amazingly helpful in picking which embryos to select and transfer for your best chance at having a successful pregnancy (and live birth), but it ain’t cheap. Don’t remember exactly but $3500+ maybe?

      PGD on the other hand is actually something quite different. It takes a couple months of planning in some cases (well it did in my friend’s case). You would only do PGD if you or your partner had some genetically inheritable diseases you wanted to avoid. It takes at least a month to provide all the DNA samples and for them to create a customized test. You do that before or when you start your cycle. Then they sample your blasts and courier them to the Genesis genetics lab in Detroit for testing.

      Wow this was a much longer post than I intended. Well, I hope this helps some of you out there. Sticky baby dust to us all! Good luck!

      January 19, 2017
    • Erinn

      I had a fresh day 3 transfer on January 2, 2017 and did my test on January 16 and it came back positive but my nurse was concerned because the HCG level was very low 44. The numbers have doubled every two days but I am on an emotional roller coaster. This is my 4th embryo Transfer I have been pregnant one other time by IVF it was a chemical pregnancy but it was not viable. The Radiologist had me in tears yesterday because she stated my HCG levels for 5 weeks should have been at least 1000. I went to see the doctor and he stated sometimes after a day 3 transfer the embryo hangs around a while before implanting and it is to early to tell. My levels as of yesterday were 388.

      My case is very puzzling to my doctor because I have been pregnant on my own 3 times in the last 3 years but IVF should work but I haven’t had the best results. In total this will be my 5th pregnancy in 4 years and still no baby!!! I am not going to lie I am starting to get tired but I am trying to stay positive. Fingers Crossed this one makes it!!!

      January 24, 2017
    • Era

      Wish u luck ! We just transferred on January 23rd 2017 !! Good luck to u !!

      January 26, 2017
    • Gillian

      Hi I am 38 and this is my third embroy transfer as well.Fingers crossed for all of us.☺

      January 30, 2017
    • Hannah

      Hi, how are you feeling, I’m also 37 and just completed my second cycle of ivf, the waiting doesn’t get any easier, does implantation bleeding almost always occur because I haven’t experienced any, just wondering..does anyone know if chancrs become greater with the more cycles you go through.

      March 25, 2017
    • Nicole

      Hang in there. Prayer helps as well.

      May 03, 2017
  • Jo

    I am 39 and just going through my 6th IVF cycle and just had a 5 day blasocyst put in yesterday so really appreciate the tips! 🙂

    January 11, 2017
    • Jode

      Hi, I’m 36, first IVF cycle. I had 2 embryos transferred on 10th January, day 5 transfer but both embryos hadn’t quite reached blastocyst stage, but both were looking health. Half way through the two week wait and feeling so scared but trying to stay positive.

      January 15, 2017
    • Cynthia

      I had my FET on 1/11/17. I don’t have any symptoms at all. I’m really nervous. I did a fresh IVF in Oct 2014 and i right away knew i was pregnant. Good luck to everyone.

      January 15, 2017
    • Chan

      Did you end up pregnant after your fresh transfer? I just had mine last Friday, waiting to test in two weeks.

      May 22, 2017
  • JM

    Great forum! Have read every comment and am very much encouraged. I’m 36, currently on 3rd IVF, first 2 failed. My pregnancy test is on 30 Dec. Am praying that this one works! All the best ladies!

    December 24, 2016
    • Lucy

      Hi JM,
      I’ll keep you and your little one in my prayers.
      Hope you get a BFP on Dec. 30th
      Please keep us posted.

      December 28, 2016
    • DF

      Great site! Lots of good info. I’m 38 and currently on my 2nd IVF. Transferred 2 day 5 blasts today and waiting for Jan 9th to test. (doubt I’ll make it that far) Praying for a BFP. Best wishes to all!

      December 28, 2016
  • J

    I started my first IVF cycle (short) four weeks ago. Only my other ovary responded to the treatment and produced four eggs. I was devastated and almost cancelled the cycle (the minimum amount of eggs my clinic even retrieves is three), however my doctor told me to have a little faith. All four fertilized and by third day all were labeled as grade A embryos. I chose the 3 day transfer as I was afraid none of them would survive additional two days. My clinic also transfer only one egg at the first try (the other thre were frozen). I had very little hope. The hormones suit me very badly so I have been sick the entire time and then I took a really bad fall four days after tge transfer. Let’s just say I had no hope left after that, however I just kept getting sicker and took the pregnancy test already on day 9 (against all the instructions) to confirm it was all in my head… turned out I’m pregnant. This is just to tell everyone that no matter about the situation there is always hope and miracles do happen 🙂 Best of wishes ladies!

    December 18, 2016
  • Melissa

    Hi, I just had my transfer done 12-9-16, so day 3. I’ve had cramps everyday, nothing else. Hoping the cramping is good? I transferred 2 embryos day 5 frozen. We did PGS testing had 8 normal and still 6 frozen. All grade B embryos. This 2 ww is already driving me nuts. Lol. I’m ready to POAS now. When is the soonest I can, and does anyone know how many days it takes after transfer for the embryo(s) to implant? Would love to hear from others!

    Lots of baby dust to all

    December 11, 2016
  • Hana

    Hi everyone, My first ivf was a short cycle in 2014 and doctor managed to retrieve 1 embryo that was in grade A.
    I was very happy a least 1 embryo survived out of 8 embryos. But after the implantation takes place after 2 weeks wait the result was so devastated that I had cried nearly a week because of the result is negative and I did not know why is it so. This coming Monday I will start again with the ivf and this time will be long cycle that my doctor suggested. Right now I am feeling very anxious and excited to do my 2nd ivf. I really prayed that everything goes well and I am able to carry my husband baby.

    December 02, 2016
    • Melissa

      Hi, Hana

      I’m a week behind you! Good luck w/your next ivf. Lots of prayers & baby dust to us all!!

      December 11, 2016
    • Jen

      Hi Hana! Good luck to you with your second round let us know how its going! And try to relax 🙂 I am 2 days into the 2ww 3rd round . My dr did a 3day xfer with assisted hatching of 2 good quality embies. I am 43. I also had a d and c 3 weeks ago to thin out my lining. Both failed attempts were 3 high grade 5 day blasts. So i am having issues with implanting . I hope the vitamins, and the D and C will resolve that. Feeling hopeful. But lol hard not to be nervous . Good luck to everyone!

      December 13, 2016
    • Hi Everyone, I just Had MY second IVF on 07/01/17. retrieve 6 eggs and 3 fertilize 2 transferred and 1 keep.
      After my embryo transfer 3 days I do have cramping and spotting and form what I felt I was pretty sure that the implantation are taking place. But after 2 weeks of wait the result turns out negative again, I am really sad and I really broke down why this is happening to me again. I had follow all the instruction from the doctor really relaxing not even doing any heavy chores. But it is still not happening asking myself why and what when wrong I have cried a lot for this failure. I went for my check up on 22/01/17 and my doctor told me that they will do 2 times womb scratching to me so that the embryo can implant. I just did my first womb scratching that was on 02/03/17 and the 2nd one will be on April and my doctor will also do the last embryo transfer. Have any one did the womb scratching before? Is there really hope? I am really feeling worst then devastated now then before. REALLY needs all the prayers from all the Ladies. I pray to God that please give me the blessing to become a mother.

      March 04, 2017
  • Alyson

    I’m waiting to start medications this month to begin IVF. I’ve had to lose some weight in order to do this. I’m not exactly on target yet, but I’m getting closer. I have an athletic build, and I’ve been pregnant before. My husband just wanted a child and I pray this happens for us.I’m nervous that it won’t work, but I believe it will! I’m in good health other than some weight I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work really. I would like to talk to someone who has been in a similar situation. Thanks!

    November 09, 2016
    • Alyson

      Oh and I’m 31 yrs.

      November 09, 2016
    • Lucy

      I was in your shoes when I first started.
      I had my first embryo transfer on 2/23/16.
      Embryos were 5 days.
      I did not feel any cramps after the transfer.
      After the 2 week I found out the embryos did not implanted.
      We then decided to do the second transfer also 5 days.
      I had cramping the day of the transfer and 2 days after that.
      After the 2 week wait I had a blood test done confirming I was pregnant.
      Good luck! Hope my story brings you hope.

      November 13, 2016
    • Grace

      I’m curious as to why you have to lose weight if you have an athletic build. I’m doing ivf and have asked specifically if my weight is an issue.. The two clinics I’ve been treated in have sated as long as my period is regular weight is not the issue.

      November 23, 2016
  • Lizzy

    I had a 5d embryo transfer 2 days ago, 2nd ivf trial after first one failed with 4 embryo. This time 3 eggs were retrieved and only 1 fertilised. I have had cramps on the day of the transfer and the day after, I am also feeling very strong but I have been on bed rest in the last 48 hours. I am a bit worried now bcos I don’t feel any cramp again just bloating at intervals. Has anyone felt this way and still have a positive pregnancy? Quick response pls. Good luck to us all.

    November 07, 2016
    • Melissa

      Hi all, I’m new here. I just had 2embryos 5FET 12-9-16, and have had cramping(lots). Is that a good sign, no bleeding or anything else. Hoping all is good. This 2 ww is gonna drive me crazy. Lol Also, when is the soonest I can POAS? Thanks, lots of baby dust & prayers to all!!

      December 11, 2016
  • Wanna be Mummy

    I’ve just turned 42yrs, had my 3rd embryo transfer on 15th October, with a medicated cycle of estogen & progesterone (400mg x2daily). I’m officially 17dpo, or 4weeks2days) I’m yet to get blood test….I’m hoping & thinking I’m pregnant as in previous transfer, I start to spot within 6-8days after transfer…I’ve got no sign of AF or spotting. Is it possible that the progesterone pessaries are very strong & holding off my period, making me think I’m pregnant but I’m really not?

    October 26, 2016
  • Joy Rong

    After the dreadful waiting, I went to have my blood test done today, came out negative. I am so sad and devastated today. My doctor told me it was a top grade embryo. Day 7 one.

    August 30, 2016
    • Sarah George

      I had many failed trfs , even thought I had strong blastocyst embryos. Found out last month that I have the killer cell which attacks the embryo. I will be on medication to suppress this when I have my next trf done in December. Ask ur doctors about this next time you see them…good luck

      October 23, 2016
  • Sarah

    Hi ladies, just sat at home after my 1st FET tof one embryo graded at 4bb. Feel fairly relaxed and calm, I’m excited for pregnancy test scheduled on the 20th. It’s been an extremely long wait and it feels so surreal that I’m at home with my embryo inside me. I feel a bit crampy from the transfer. But all in all I feel great and positive. So fingers crossed.

    August 09, 2016
    • Joanne

      Hi Sarah,
      I just had my 1st FET on the 10th and go for my pregnancy test in the 19th. I had some mild cramping this morning but other then that I feel great.

      Best of luck to you!!! I’ll be praying for you.

      August 14, 2016
    • Penny Graves

      Hi have any of you ladies become pregnant yet? My daughter is having her eggs collected today and she has been told she can only have one round of IVF but three embroys she has been pregnant naturally but both ectopic and she has lost her tubes
      Feeling nervous for her

      October 31, 2016
    • Sherrie

      Hi sarah i have just come bak from having my egg transfer and im really hoping it works this will be my 3 attempt at ivf i lost twins on the 1st try at 21weeks as i suffered badly with hyper stimulation im hoping it doesnt happen agaim and this 2week wait is going 2 b hell but positive thinking i wish u all the best im 39 yrs old and my name is sherrie

      February 04, 2017
  • Kay

    Sorry mean siena

    August 01, 2016
  • Kay

    Hey guys it’s day 3 since embryo transfer. I just have cramps there and there. I have bad flue, I don’t know if it’s my mind I keep feeling small pop once in a while. Maybe my desperation for getting pregnant.

    Cramps , are my only signs. Days going slow

    August 01, 2016
    • Tiffany

      Hi this day 6 I had mine done last thurs the 28 and I been cramping

      August 02, 2016
    • Kay

      Tomorrow is officially a week since my embryo transfer. I so nervous. No major cramps just keeping feeling bubbles. I don’t know if it’s good sign. Can someone out there talk to me please.
      My first IVF was a success. I can’t dread the results with this FET it has been long month. I have to wait days. My tummy is bloated. Cramps stopped after three days. I get tired quickly I am extremely moody.

      I want to test early but I feel I might be disappointed and won’t know how to handle it.

      Someone please talk to me the waiting is killing me. With my first it was not even like this.

      August 04, 2016
    • Ebony

      Hi Kay,

      I had a 5dt of 2 4AA embryo (donor egg) and got a positive. Tuesday my levels were at 400 today 1100. Remain positive. I had cramps after implantation and thought they were menstrual cramps. When I got the call I was actually surprised. The wait is the worse. I watched every comedy I could on my Firestick and hung out with my girlfriend to keep me busy.

      August 04, 2016
    • Khaleesi

      Im 32, Aug 1, 2016 was my first ivf after failed iui. They transferred one fresh embryo(grade one, one is the highest on their grading system) and one frozen embyo grade three. My first hcg is on aug 13. Any symptoms what i expect that my ivf is successful? I cant wait for my first hcg.

      August 05, 2016
    • Kay

      This is the worst waiting of my life. After 7 days of transfer i took a pregnancy test at home. It came back negative. My heart is sinking so madly. I just want to sleep. WHY DID I DO THIS TO MYSELF. LORD PLEASE GIVE ME GRACE. I can’t even pray this days.

      August 05, 2016
    • Paula

      Hey Kay, How did it go? Hopefully good news?

      August 16, 2016
    • Lucy

      Hi Kay,

      Hope everything is going well with you.

      How did your pregnancy test go?
      Hope you’re pregnant!!!!

      Let us know.

      Lucy,

      August 22, 2016
  • Debbie

    Good luck ladies! Prayers and good vibes to all. I had six failed IUI which was very discouraging. Prior to the IUIs I had endometriosis and had a laparoscopy semi hysterectomy. On July 20th I did the transfer. I’ve been having mild cramps but it might be from my ovaries? I’m excited and nervous. My blood work is next Wed and final one Fri. Feeling hopeful.

    July 24, 2016
    • Beatriz

      Hi Debbie. Sending prayers your way. I will have my first blastocyst transfer from donated egg on july 30 and found this blog researching into what is going on. I am taking estrogen pills and progesteron shots. Its good to know that we are not alone in this process. I try to keep an open mind but at the same time dont want my expectations to high. I leave everything in Gods hands and pray that he gives me the strenght to continue whichever the outcome. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

      July 25, 2016
    • Elizabeth

      Hi Debbie, I had my transfer on July 22nd, which was a Day 3. Embies were 8 and 7 cell excellent quality with no fragmentation. I have had minor cramping since the transfer. My blood work is scheduled for Aug. 3rd.

      July 25, 2016
    • Lucy

      Good luck Debbie!
      I had a frozen egg 5-day transfer on May 24th
      I had mild cramping 4 days after transfer.
      Did my first blood test on June 6th and results were positive.
      Keep your hopes up and.
      I’ll be praying for you.
      Keep me posted.

      July 27, 2016
    • Ebarnes

      Hi ladies,

      I wish you all the best of luck and my prayers are with you all. I had my transfer of 2 4AA quality donor eggs July 24, 2016 and my test is tomorrow. I am extremely nervous. I have been having cramps all weekend and I am not sure if they are menstrual or not. I have have 5 failed IVF cycles and we went with donor eggs. Fingers Crossed!!!

      August 01, 2016
    • Kay

      Hey Debbie prayers all the way I hope all worked out

      August 04, 2016
  • janu

    i had a blastocyst transfter on 21 july with 4 A grade quality..find really difficulty in sitting..my stomach feels like stretched,uneassy.ovarian pain is still there..any one has faced the same situation.Waiting eagerly hope god bless will me..

    July 23, 2016
  • Claire

    Hi girls

    I did a 5 day blastocyst transfer Wednesday 6 with 2 very good ones. I had cramping and picky ovaries all day Thursday. Cramping disappeared on Friday but busy abdomen stayed, breasts very tender on Friday. I woke up early on Saturday and felt pregnant, happy and peaceful, busy abdomen etc but not cramping. By Saturday and Sunday morning my breast tenderness was gone and I just didn’t feel it anymore……is this ok??? Xxx

    July 10, 2016
    • Lucy

      Hi Claire,
      I had one 5 day blastocysts transferred on Tuesday, 5/24.
      I had cramping for 4 days followed by brownish spotting.
      I did a home pregnancy test 11 days after transfer and got a BFP.
      Had an HCG blood test on 6/6 beta was at 490
      Had another test done on 6/8 beta was 1,075
      Fingers crossed all works out for you.

      July 11, 2016
    • Claire

      Thanks Lucy, will let you know, I hope everything is going great for you..X

      July 13, 2016
    • Paula

      Have you ladies gotten your BFP with not much of the typical symptoms? I have cramping on and off, and boobs are tender but not sore.
      Did a fresh transfer on Aug 10 and I guess have not gotten the usual symptoms so my mind is playing tricks on me. I have to bring back the positive thoughts would love some guidance on how you all got through the 2WW.

      August 16, 2016
    • Charity Adams

      Hi!i did my blastocyst transfer 7days now, no cramps, no pains or breast tenderness, I am just been normal has if nothing happens. Pls advice me is it normal. My doctor ask me to come in a week time to run a progesterone test thanks

      October 08, 2016
  • Gita

    Hi so I’m on my 7th ivf cycle now. Transfered a 3d on the 17th so I’m 4dp3dt. Iv what cramping since implant..and then this morning I woke up and it’s gone. .it’s been like this several of the times we’ve done this and not a positive test yet. Have anybody u experienced this and still been pregnant? ..or is it like it feels…that it sticks. ..am snd then lets go?

    June 21, 2016
    • Jinde

      In my experience that can be twinges of progesterone taking effect

      July 07, 2016
  • Lisa

    Hi, my embryos tranfer was 8 days ago. I was wondering do you always have to spott while implantation period? The only thing I’ve experienced is cramping. TIA

    June 18, 2016
    • Adri

      Hello. My transfer was on June 9th, I have had mild cramping but no spotting, I have read that spotting is normal during implantation but just in case let your doctor know. Wishing you the best of luck!!

      June 18, 2016
    • Angela

      Hi Lisa I am wondering how you are? I am currently in the 5 day waiting period, for my blastocyst transfer. Best wishes.

      June 24, 2016
    • Kay

      I did my implantation today 3 frozen embryos. I am praying for good results. I am experiencing mild cramping. Nothing hectic relaxing at home.

      July 29, 2016
  • Nashiyo

    I am transferring on Friday, are there things that i shouldn’t eat/do after transfer.

    June 13, 2016
    • Adri

      Hello! Just take it easy, relax and stay off your feet for the first 48 hours after your transfer, watch funny movies, read and if you like meditate. I had my transfer last Thursday, so taking it easy as well. Will pray for you!!

      June 14, 2016
    • Ambar

      Hi Nashiyo,
      I also had 3day 8c two embryo transfer on Friday 17th. Mine is 4th attempt never been pregnant. Wish us luck. When is your test.

      June 18, 2016
    • Nashiyo

      Transferred an 8 cell that hatched. I’m hoping for the best. Praying that I didn’t do too much on that Friday after. I ended up have to go to the pharmacy to change my progesterone. I couldn’t take those suppositories any more! I wasn’t on my feet so I think I should be fine. I’ve had some mild cramping but no spotting. I’m trying not to over think it.

      June 19, 2016
  • Arianna

    I’m 37 as of yesterday and have been TTC for 3 years, with intervention for 18 mos. we are on our 4th IVF and I’m feeling very hopeful. I did acupuncture before & after and took tomorrow off work too. I plan to relax to the fullest. I even opted for the Ativan which may have a role in my calm state.

    We had 18 eggs/11 mature/9 fertilize/3 good embryos. We transferred 2.

    I had kept this from my friends up to know. I didn’t want to share my heartbreak & have to deliver the bad news each time. But since opening up, I’ve gotten so much support & I feel 100x more hopeful, less isolated & believe all this positive energy will fuel our success. Anyhow, I’m following all the comments & stories. I realize sharing my vulnerability makes me feel stronger & more capable of handling whatever outcome. My 2 cents are use these blogs & try opening up if you haven’t. It’s made all the world of a difference. Infertility is a sisterhood. Best of luck all.

    June 06, 2016
    • Bee

      Hello ladies!

      Well after multiple failed IUI I am 11 days into my first IVF. I am 39 with a very low egg reserve. After all my drugs I had only one egg mature and luckily… Fertilize. It was transferred at day 3 and had multiplied by 6 cells. My dr thought its best chances where to be in my body vs the Petri dish so here I am…. Waiting. 15 days past my hcg shot no bleeding. Mild cramping that comes and goes and sore boobs. A couple days I had a few headaches but that’s it’s for symptoms. SO much pressure on my one little egg. I pray it’s a super strong one!!!! Blood test on Monday. Wishing you all the best of luck!

      June 09, 2016
  • Tammy

    I’m 38 first ivf cycle after 3 years of trying. Have a daughter 4 yo no ivf but took 11 years to conceive her. This process is so depressing and I can’t talk about it with my friends or my spouse for that matter cause they don’t get it. I just had 1 good quality 5 day blastocyst implanted today, now the dreaded wait till the blood test. Was really bummed that only had 5 eggs, 2 mature, and only 1 fertilize. But it only takes one so I’m trying to stay as positive as I possibly can!! I’ve read through most of the comments with teary eyes almost the whole time!! After reading some of the comments I think I need some pineapple and Brazil nuts ASAP!!

    May 30, 2016
    • Katerina

      Hi, i also just had my embryo Implanted today. Im 28 and this is my first ivf cycle. I had to wait 2 months before putting it back in due to my hormone levels being too wacky. This is also my one and only embryo that fertilized so fingers crossed it implants

      June 01, 2016
    • Tammy

      Katerina how’d it go??? Had my 1st HCG test done yesterday and got a result of 41 so I’m officially pregnant. Hopefully, the results keep doubling!!!

      June 15, 2016
    • Tammy

      On my 3rd hcg test, level dropped on my second so I’m pretty sure that this is just a 3rd to confirm the bad news I’ve already read online. I’m so depressed. Go from being elated on Tuesday to a horrible place yesterday. I know I have to stay positive but at the moment it’s really hard to do!! Thanks everyone for all your posts, reading through the positives and negatives actually helps.

      June 17, 2016
    • Katerina

      Hi tammy, my first round didnt go so good, got negative and had to start hormone injections and collection all over again. Ive just had my egg implanted today (round 2, only got 1 good 5 day blastocyst) now comes the long 10 day wait. Hope your going well, best of luck for next time 😉

      July 18, 2016
  • Andy

    I have been obsessively reading everyones comments for days and googling any info I can find. Im 39 and had 5dt fet 5 days ago. They only transferred 1 blastocyst. I have been cramping and feeling like I may be pregnant (i have a 9yr old son) so I took a HPT this morning, after reading that you could get a positive result on day 5 – and no luck. Im feeling very discouraged and should have never taken the test! My blood test is not for another 5 days but I can’t help but fear the worst – this whole process is driving me crazy

    May 29, 2016
    • Arianna

      I had tested negative at home test but had a positive HCG a few days later. It was only a chemical pregnancy as levels lowered after a week but the point is at home tests taken early may not read it, don’t stress.

      June 06, 2016
    • Adri

      Have faith. God is with you, you did what you had to do. Now it’s in His hands. I’ve been reading The Secret and has helped me so much. Had my transfer 4 days ago, my pregnancy test is next Monday. Very excited. Will pray for you, best of luck!!

      June 14, 2016
    • Kay

      How did it go

      August 04, 2016
  • Pam

    Happy to hear good comments.. One of ny bff did IVF last year and something she keeps saying to me is ot be Very positive, faith and visualize the embryos growing inside you.

    May 12, 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Pam,
      Do trust and just hope things work well for you.

      May 15, 2016
  • Michelle

    Hello to all for sharing your experiences. I know how hard that is. I am 37 of age and did ivf treatment cos of blocked tubes. Knowing that last year was a real shock for me and the only option left as per doctor was ivf. 2 blastocysts transferred day 5 on the 27th of April and frozen 3. Had my blood test this morning and got a positive. That is very my first Ivf. I feel very excited but i know it s very early still. To all of of you i know how very hard that is, especially the last waiting days. I wish you good luck and much courage. I believe i ve been very lucky to get such a result

    May 11, 2016
    • bosibori

      would like to be part of the forum

      November 16, 2016
  • Norma

    Hi everyone I just had my first IVF ICSI transplant 3 eggs, none left to freeze. I am very nervous. I’ve been feeling pretty good most of the time. Cramping 5/5-5/6. Today just minor cramping. My stomach feels bloated but not as bloated as day of transplant, day 1 and 2. I did feel really bad cramping on day 2 after transfer I almost thought I was going to pass out. Any ideas if this all sounds normal?

    May 08, 2016
    • Bri

      I just had transfer done on 5/24 and have had mild cramping ever since that night. Have you done a blood test yet?

      May 29, 2016
  • Rachelle Comeaux

    I had a day 5 transfer today’s of 2 good quality embryos. It’s my first time. I’ve had both my tubes removed a few years back because of defects. I am 37. I left the hospital feeling really discouraged because they didn’t do the assisted hatching that I expected. We paid for it. My RE wasn’t there, he was at his daughters graduation so imhis partner did it. She told me my embryos looked good and she didn’t think it would make a difference. Just curious if anyone has any experience with or without assisted hatching. Hoping to relieve some anxiety.

    May 07, 2016
  • MARY

    hello everyone, waoo, I am relieved to read all these comments and feel less lonely now.. I had an icsi 10 days ago and next Tuesday will do the blood test… I guess there is not much to do but pray… I am 43 years old and I guess that my age does not play in my favour.. thank you and all the best to you all

    May 07, 2016
    • Norma

      Lots of luck!!!! I had mine on 5/4 and I’m Super nervous too!

      May 08, 2016
    • Pj

      Hi, 43 also!!
      Waiting to hear how our ics embryo is doing, it is looking like a day two transfer, keeping life positive..
      How is your journey going xx

      June 23, 2016
  • Jessica Jones

    Really good to read everyone’s story. I’m on my first round of icsi, day 13 of the 2 week wait, test tomorrow. Felt ok most of the time, a little tired and definitely anxious mixed with a desperate need to relax and stay calm (!) Just started bleeding tonight, totally gutted, guess it’s going to be a negative. Nothing stored as only retrieved 1 good egg, so back to the beginning for us – feeling very low about it but no other choice than to push on. Best wishes everyone.

    May 02, 2016
    • Katie

      Sorry to hear that. I had the same first round, it was because my progesterone wasn’t high enough so I had it boosted up on the next go with injections. Unfortunately that didn’t work either and I’m on round three now (frozen), I had an endo scratch this time too – had transfer yesterday so staying positive. Good luck with whatever you decide from this point forwards

      May 06, 2016
  • Laura

    I’m on my 2nd round of ivf,egg retrieval was today.they got 3eggs .now waiting to hear if the have fertized..

    I didn’t have a scratch,will my embryos still attach,as I’ve heard having a scratch doubles your chances

    April 14, 2016
  • Em

    Reading these comments from whatever websites makes me feel that I’m not alone in my journey whether it’s a positive or negative outcome. Been trying to get pregnant for the past 4 years now. Had laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. I’m almost 40 this year, I have really bad endometriosis and adenomyosis. Fallopian tubes both constricted. On top of that, I have almost non existent ovarian reserves. Was told at the start to use donor eggs but was advised to give IVF a shot. 1st cycle this year, made me produce 3 eggs and 1 fertilized. Had embryo transfer after 3 days and on my 11th day of my 2 week wait, I started to have heavy bleeding for a week and so it was a failed cycle, embryo didn’t implant. 2nd cycle since my body responded to the treatment, my dosage was increased to the highest level, and I was able to produce 4 eggs this time and 1 fertilized. Now waiting if the embryo develops enough for a transfer….it is so hard going through this again. I am scared of another negative result. It’s so hard to be positive andnot to worry.

    March 29, 2016
    • Dee

      It is hard, but please try not to worry about it too much as your body dont need the extra stress. I hope all goes well for you. I am also happy I found this site, where people actullay understand how I feel because its hard talking to family or friends that have not gone through the ordeal.
      I am going through my first IVF cycle and am praying for success . On april 11 I will know my beta. All fingers crossed and best wishes for you.

      April 09, 2016
    • Rini

      I tried to get pregnant naturally for 3 years. Even though I didn’t have any major issues I couldn’t get pregnant naturally. Then one failed IUI, one failed IVF. Finally the 2nd IVF worked. It was a frozen embryo transfer though. I was finally blessed with my precious gift on January 29th 2014. It was a very difficult ride. So I definately understand what you are being through. Just some tips for you. Since I have done IVF twice and one time it didn’t work and then other did I can tell you what i did different the second time. You can try acupuncture at least a month before your egg retrieval. And after the transfer, keep your socks on! Keep your body warm. Rest. Good luck.

      April 10, 2016
    • Dee

      My first beta-HCG came in at 1000, but now I am on ectopic watch so I cant even officially celibrate, this however is one step closer and am very happy.Next B-HCG is tomorrow and another week wait before my ultrasound but it is positive news so I thought I woud share.

      April 10, 2016
  • Vicki

    Hi I’m 39 and have had 4 ICIs and just had my 4th FET 3 days ago. (The 2nd FET was a chemical pregnancy at 6 weeks. Sad but at least I know pregnancy is possible!)It this does not take I have one FET left.
    I have been doing Chinese Accupuncture 2 times per week. Meditate every day. I have taken 5 days off from work/events and am just resting at home. Thanks to everyone for posting their experience. Whether positive or negative it makes me feel like I am not alone. Good luck to everyone!

    March 20, 2016
    • Hope

      Did you use progesterone after transfer?

      March 28, 2016
  • CJB

    Hello all, I had my first cycle of ET with one FE on Feb 24th. I had to do frozen instead of fresh because of a mix-up in the meds I was supposed to stop taking. I got mild cramping 2 days after the transfer and light brown spotting 4 days later. I got a BFP on March 7th with very hight HCG levels and my 2nd BFP indicates the embryo may have split. SUPER excited! So this is to encourage all of you who are still waiting. I stayed home for 6 days and was very relaxed. Eating well is essential but ultimately prayer is the key. Oh, and by the way this is our first child and I am 52 years old.

    March 10, 2016
    • Marilyn

      Wow that’s wonderful! Congrats, I’m on my 2nd ivf but this time with donor eggs. I’m 47 so I’m hopeful this time around will be a positive one. Good luck and God bless.

      March 24, 2016
    • Chima

      Thank you for the encouragement. Indeed PRAYER is the key not age. God bless.

      March 28, 2016
    • Dee

      Hi, I am new to this, but I want to thank you all for sharing your stories I found answers to allot of my questions. I am on day 1 after my 5 days transfer. This is my first cycle of IVF and am excited and terrified all at once. I am 29 with 2 blocked tubes, I had one ectopic 5 years ago and was told IVF was my only hope. Good luck to all .

      March 28, 2016
    • Lacey

      Just curious if you have any update? Twins??

      April 06, 2016
    • KDF

      I am 52 as well! Gearing up for a 2nd, frozen transfer. The first, fresh, donor embyro transfer implanted but stopped growing before my second hcg blood level. Good luck to you!

      April 09, 2016
    • Hope

      Congratulations that is so exciting for you! I have a question if you don’t mind me asking – what grade was the embryo they transferred? I am about to do my first FET and my embryo was graded ‘B’ quality

      Thank you! X

      April 20, 2016
  • Love

    Hi ya Ladies….

    I have found this thread so comforting and thought I would send out some baby dust to you all … this journey is such a roller coaster. I am 33yrs old and have had 2 fresh ivf cycles with BPN. One 5 day blastocyst transfered each time … so this is my first natural FET from second ivf cycle. We had two 5 day blastocyst transferred yesterday and now in our 2ww… the dreadful but hopeful 2 weeks. I have taken off time to rest … If for nothing I am enjoying the break from routine and just chilling at home . Eating Brazil nuts and pineapple and having eggs for protein keeping feet warm with socks and eating mainly warm foods … oh well wish us all luck and will keep you guys posted..

    March 09, 2016
  • CJB

    Hello all,
    I had a FET at age 52 on Feb 24th. We used a 5 day blastocyst with donor egg. lt was my first cycle but we had to freeze the embryos because of a mix-up on when to come off prescribed meds. I had mild cramping 2 days after the the transfer and brown spotting one week after transfer. I got a BFP after 10 days. I ate pineapple core and dont’ know if it really helped. I prayed, had faith and knew that that really helped. This is our first baby and we are so excited!

    March 09, 2016
    • Annie

      hello! Just wanted to say CONGRATS!!!! I’m 36 and just transferred for the 5th time this morning! (first four were with embryos from me and my husband this one is donor) – we have no children yet, but I feel that this one is it! Anyways, congrats!!!!

      March 09, 2016
  • AZ

    What does POSITIVE CLOCK mean?

    March 07, 2016
  • Fifi

    Hi everyone!
    I had a 5 day blastocyst transfer of 3 embryos on Feb.25. I felt light cramping on the next day and detected maybe a tiny spot. The next days were rather comfortable. Today I had my second progesterone shot and now I am experiencing light cramping and saw some light red piece of mucus. My test is scheduled on March 7. I wanted to ask wether what I experienced could be implantation (so early as the next day after transfer, the first time) and if two embryos can implant on separate times.
    Many Thanks and baby dust on all of us!

    March 01, 2016
    • joy

      Hi, even I had a 3dt FET on 1 Mar’16 with 2 embies (6 cell, 8 cell)
      I had been cramping slightly ever since. I know it’s too early to analyse anything. But I’ll be so disappointed if this doesn’t work. This will probably be one of our last chances. And yesterday,I had this creamy white discharge(sorry,tmi) which I’m confused about as I’d stayed quite dry all my cycle. I’m on injectable medication and not taking any vaginal tablets. Don’t know how to comprehend the status.

      Married for 7yrs.
      Ttc 4yrs
      Slight male issue.

      3 failed iui’s
      1 failed ivf
      2 failed icsi
      Current icsi 13eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2transfered ,2 frozen.

      March 04, 2016
    • Rin

      I am 7dpt5dt and I’m having some mild cramping. I had a friend at work hook me up with a blood test to see if I had any HCG roaming around yesterday ans it was 0.8… That equals negative. I have a beta scheduled for Monday the 7th ans I’m feeling kind of bummed. I read that implantation would not have started until yesterday so we will see what happens. Already planning on FET in April. We have 11 frozen embryos.

      March 05, 2016
  • M/E

    Hi everyone I had two 5dt it is now 9 days After and I am still getting BFN is there still a chance I might get a BFP my two week wait will be over in 4 days time so nervous

    February 27, 2016
    • Lucy

      Hang in there. Don’t get discouraged.
      Did you do a Frozen Egg Transfer or Fresh Egg Tranfer?
      When do you have your blood pregnancy test scheduled?
      Good Luck!!!’

      February 29, 2016
  • pollimingi

    hi all

    i had 2 blastocyst 5dt today and the embriologist told me that one is compacted. has any one had bfp with compacted embies

    February 20, 2016
    • Lucy

      I had a FET on 2/23.
      I’m on th 2ww period.
      Will have a blood pregnancy test done on 3/8.
      Baby dust to us all!!!

      February 25, 2016
  • LSB

    1st IVF treatment with fresh eggs and sperm.
    20 eggs collected; 17 fertilized; Today was my
    5d blastocyst transfer. 1 embryo was transfer in and 7 embryos was frozen. Staying positive, thanks for the info.

    February 17, 2016
  • jem

    I have an 18 month old DD from our first attempt at IVF and we have just had one of our 5 frozen embryos put back in to hopefully give us a second child. I did acupuncture at the Melbourne IVF acupuncture support clinic a day or two before and on the day of transfer – I figured when you’re spending thousands what is a few extra hundred for some acupuncture and they were doing a trial on it at Melbourne IVF so I thought there may be something in it. I also stopped coffee for about 2 weeks once they put the embryo back as I read it can cause uterine contractions that could interfere with implantation and was told to eat warm, nourishing foods, not too much raw or cold food or icy drinks or ice cream (according to tradioinal Chinese medicine this is bad for the uterus). Those are my tips but I try to remember the AA prayer during the 2 week wait as it’s largely out of our control sadly.

    February 15, 2016
  • Daisy

    I had a day 3 embryo transfer yesterday and was wondering, the ultrasound before egg retrieval showed 7 good eggs in one ovary and 6 good ones in the other one, but on the retrieval day the dr. told us we only have 5 eggs, what could’ve went wrong? And sadly on the transfer day we only had just one good embryo. . What can one do to enhance their chances more besides these tips? Wishing everyone a good luck

    February 14, 2016
    • ThisIsShe

      You may have begun to ovulate before they could retrieve all that they could. I pray you have success in your journey.

      February 23, 2016
  • Onicca

    I hv one failed ivf using fresh donor embryos apparently the embryos attach above te uterus..I hv done the 2nd one using frozen embryos they r day5 blastocysts bt on the 2nd day I drank half a cup of freshpack greentea..my stomach worked im a regreting nd scared to death coz I dont know if it disturbed the implantation..I hv to go for preg test on the 9th day..Hpt is neg..im so stress

    February 13, 2016
  • Fati

    Hi today is my 8day of post transfer but on day 6 in evening I start to bleed ( brown) and still same situation I am really stress what to do and I really sad and upset

    January 28, 2016
    • Sarah

      Hi

      Just had my transfer. At home now resting and will do for couple days. Feeling anxious so want it to work this time. This is our second round of Ivf.

      February 10, 2016
  • abbie

    I had the worst week ever after my transfer. Full of stress and none of it was restful at ALL!!!!!! and I still got preg after the IVF 🙂

    It was my 2nd try, first failed and 4 failed IUIs. Not sure what made it work. Just forgetting about it. And also putting less stress on it working. If it didn’t work I would do whatever else was necessary.

    January 04, 2016
    • Catherine

      Thanks Abbie, your comments have helped. I have quite a stressful job and worry this is the reason i haven’t had a successful pregnany (3 failed transfers and 1 failed pregnancy). Had my 5th transfer yesterday and hopefully a relaxing Easter break will do the trick!

      March 24, 2016
  • TryToStayPositive

    This is my 6th IVF/ICSI (Includes here 1 IVF, 5 ICSI which also include 1 frozen embryo).

    On this cycle, they collected 11 eggs, 4 fertilized but only 2 are good enough to be transferred. I had 2 cells 2 embryos tranferred on Dec 11, 13 days ago.

    This morning, I started to bleed. I can see it’s a lot like my period. My bloodtest is only due on 28th.

    This is so frustrating, but am trying to be positive even I’m very sad.

    My question now is, will there still be a chance that it’s only one embryo that’s flushed out? will there be a chance that another embryo is still there?

    I really appreciate your advice.

    December 24, 2015
  • Ab

    I am 30 years old and was Diagnosed with Pcos. i’ve been recommended to go for IVF after i had two failed iui’s. Everything went well, they retrieved 6 eggs but only two good embryos survived. We transfered one and froze the other. I tested after 11 days of embryo transfer and it was posirive. I was so happy and excited , i believed it will continue to be as good as i have expected. The second week of the beta test i had heavy bleeding and realized that the embryo stopped growing. I practically miscarred. I felt devastated and really sad. I could not stop crying. I am even doubting that it will work with the frozen embryo. Any tips to overcome this sadness or reassurance that it will work the 2nd time?
    Thank you

    December 21, 2015
    • Katie

      Here is how my doctor, Dr. Park explained it to me. When you have your first fresh transfer, you can’t really know how strong that embryo is, but research is showing that the frozen embryo transfer could be as good or better! The freezing and thawing acts as a stress test that the fresh batch didn’t get. If an embryo passes this “stress test” and survives, their chances of implanting and surviving in a properly prepped uterus are great! So have hope, it only takes one!

      January 15, 2016
    • alex

      There are some benefits of FET, your ovaries and hormones have had a cycle to calm down after the stimulation of a collection cycle. This should hopefully create a more welcoming environment.
      My first round of IVF (inc PGD) was successful from a FET, she is now 6 months old. So don’t stress out about frozen v fresh 🙂

      January 19, 2016
    • Sam

      Hi Ab, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am also the same age as you and have been diagnosed with PCOS. I did the same thing as you, undergoing IVF with frozen embryos and I also miscarried the second week after FET in December 15. Last week I did my egg transfer with fresh eggs this time and I am praying that it works.

      January 28, 2016
  • Cutie

    I will be starting 1st IVF cycle in January.
    I’ve been trying to get pregnant for the last 5 years but no luck.

    I was diagnosed with OCPS.
    I will be doing a 5 day transfer.

    Any suggestions when implantation takes place after the transfer?

    Will I feel cramps during the implantation period?

    December 11, 2015
    • alex

      I felt a pulling sensation in my uterus, it was really strange, unlike anything I have ever felt before. I also vomited 2 days after the transfer, apparently an implantation vomit can happen! weird.

      January 19, 2016
    • Mary

      I was miserable after retrieval and transfer. Fluid build up and hyperstimulated ovaries. I was also informed that due to my small size (104lbs start of IVF) that I would feel much worse than someone who was larger.

      January 23, 2016
  • etm20015

    Day 13 of day 3of 2 embryo transfer is it normal to spot brown stuff from day 7 then dry 8 dry 9 and spot day 10 to day 13. My test is in 4 days time. Anyone here gone through this????

    December 08, 2015
  • etm20015

    Day 13 of day 3of 2 embryo transfer is it normal to spot brown stuff from day 7 then dry 8 dry 9 and spot day 10 to 1lay 13. My test is in 4 days time. Anyone here gone through this????

    December 08, 2015
  • Julie

    Just had my transfer done yesterday . 2 embryo’s day 3 fingers crossed. x

    November 28, 2015
  • Danto Blaa

    Hello Everyone going through the Ivf Journey!!

    I am going to be honest….
    Horrible journey makes you feel ‘yeah right’ Ian not going to get pregnant if it has not worked in all those years…
    But…
    It works…..
    All you have to do is think about is the POSITIVE CLOCK…:)
    Especially during the 2 week wait.
    I had 3 IUI treatments all failed convinced me something is wrong with me and I won’t get pregnant 🙁
    Then the IVF treatment came. Feels horrible taking all those injections during IUI and being careful what you eat.
    I had 9 eggs collected 6 fertilised..provisional appointment given for day 2 embryo transfer. Having read reviews found out the eggs need to get to 5 day embryo transfer in order to become a blastocyst which increases your chances. On day 2 of embryo transfer we were told embryo developing well in order to have a day 5 transfer. On day 5 we went and found only 1 quality embryo was strong enough to transfer in at the highest grade 4b and the rest not able to get frozen. We were upset but thankful to God that at least he gave us 1 quality chance. If you get to this stage you should feel relieved you have done everything you can and the visits to the hospital have been paid off. Transfer done – them comes the 2 week wait – horrible trust me as I don’t have the patience like many of you but my husband had mentally prepared me that I can’t stress or get agitated in these 2 weeks and always be happy thinking about the POSITIVE CLOCK when ever my hormones kick in. Guess what… It worked every time I got angry I thought about the POSITIVE CLOCK and it changed my emotions. Took a pregnancy test today and it was Positive. Was not convinced did it again and still came out Positive. My prayers are being answered and I am excited. I told my husband this review must be written for all the women out there going through the IVF journey bcoz reading reviews really helped me to stay Positive and in particular the POSITIVE CLOCK 🙂 keep faith ladies and God willing everything will be worth it in the end.

    November 25, 2015
    • Whyt

      Wow! This has inspired me a lot . In my day 7 two weeks wait. Very anxious and positive. Having some signs anyways but can’t wait to get it confirmed. God bless us all

      November 27, 2015
    • Mel Madori

      Hi friends
      I just Begun 2ww! Ugfh! Done this before and it’s so hard to wait but so great to have others to support thru it! My story I’m 43 and I have a 2 year old from 1st Ivf in 2012. Since then no success with my own eggs so we are doing donor eggs ans today at txfr had one 8a and 6b to transfer so I’m praying we are blessed. Just forgot how hard the wait would be! Sending lots of prayers to everyone and hope we all get wonderful xmas news!

      December 03, 2015
    • Kassie

      Hi!!! What is the POSITIVE CLOCK? I am going through my egg transfer this Sunday!

      February 24, 2016
  • Whyt

    I just had a 5-day embryos (2) transferred today. Very much excited and anxious as well. Had a dark brown spotting few hours later. Hope this is a positive start?

    November 20, 2015
    • Ruby24

      I just had my day 5 embryo transferred too and also had dark spotting a few hours later! I hope it’s a good sign. Testing on Dec 5th, fingers crossed for us both x

      November 23, 2015
  • Honey

    I did my first ivf cycle and got a postive pregnancy test. Because the line was feint they did a blood test and my hcg level was 102. Then it dropped yesterday to 62. They said I would be miscarrying. I feel so upset I cant control my emotions. I got told my eggs were really good so don’t know what went wrong. I went to try once more. Any advice on what I should do?

    November 17, 2015
    • ATP

      Do not be discouraged. I am a healthy 36yr old that have had 3 failed IUIs and 1 failed fresh IVF. We had 2 frozen eggs stored and we just did our 2nd IVF FET and it came back positive. The only thing different I did this 2nd IVF round was do acupuncture. They had my periods become regular and prepared my uterus 3 months before the transfer….what have you got to lose?

      November 17, 2015
    • Whyt

      There is no harm in trying again. Put your trust in God and believe and it shall be done. Praying for you.

      November 20, 2015
    • Katie

      My first cycle my HCG level was to low to be considered pregnant, but to high to be negative. I had to come in two more times to be told no officially. It was horrible and I was really sad. We had done a day three transfer with only one embryo. They had only collected four eggs, and the one embryo was all I had. You have to stay positive. One thing about a cycle is the doctor figures out what didn’t work. This cycle he upped my meds a lot. We got 12 eggs, fertilized 9, and I was able to transfer two. It is iffy if the third will make it to freeze. We did a day 5 transfer this time. And we are hopeful. The best you can do is pray, and see what improvements the doctor can make. I wish you the best.

      December 17, 2015
  • Reggie

    Thanks for the advice. Trying to stay positive. Had a day 3 transfer with 2 embryos. Just praying and going to get pineapple.

    November 16, 2015
  • Dee

    This is my 5th go! Just in the 2 wk wait again!! No feeling this is really got to be the last time getting into debit really isn’t helping how much do u put into it before u loose everything even becoming a mummy! Now age 45 been at this 5 years after an ectopic lost tubes, don’t think I have a heart as it’s been broken so many times it makes u emotionless! Good luck to u all out there its no easy!

    November 16, 2015
    • Sharon

      Take heart. I did it for 10 yrs and actually gave up being positive thinking it wouldn’t work when it happened! You just never know as whatever will be will be.

      December 16, 2015
    • Tezza

      I hope things worked out dee. I’m in the same boat. 2 ectopic pregnancies a resulted in tube removal. Trying 5th round of ivf. Never had implantation from ivf with 7 embryos over 4 previous attempts. Did have a prior missed miscarriage. About to have a fet in a weeks time.
      I wish everyone the best in their journey. It’s so hard to stay positive.

      December 18, 2015
  • Hope and Faith

    Hello Everyone, I have been TTC for 5 years – naturally and assisted. We have decided that it is time to try IVF. It has been a long and emotional journey, with many many 2ww and all ended in BFN. I have been checked for endo and they found nothing. I have a tilted uterus and for some reason my fallopian tubes have slowly closed. My dr. thinks it has to do with the tilt of my uterus and therefore the tubes are being tilted as well. Anyways, back to the IVF… Does anyone have tips for a healthy implantation besides pineapple?

    November 12, 2015
  • AKR

    I’ve just had my second embryo transfer today, the first one failed and was so painful so I really pray this one works. And for all of you in the same position, I wish you all the most luck in the world. I think women going through this are so brave. I hadn’t heard about the injections? Becky, does this need to be done before transfer or after? Anyone else trying this? I had a scratch as on our second attempt they found a polyp so I had surgery though it turned out nothing was there. Anyone else told that I reccomend two scans to be sure, could just be shadow. Anyone in London who would like to meet up I’d like to meet up with others going through this.msorry for typos, on my iPad resting up after transfer.

    November 10, 2015
    • tina

      I had just done a fresh cycle if ivf . Just on the 2 we. Hope all goes well ladies.

      November 19, 2015
  • Ad

    Did my fresh transfers today. Two blastocysts transferred. Feeling blessed and loved. Patiently waiting for Nov18th.

    November 10, 2015
    • Shauna

      I did my transfer on the same day! Good luck!

      November 13, 2015
    • tina

      I also have 4 blasts put in on 19th Nov. They also transfer a serum which they said would help implantation. All the best on 2ww…

      November 19, 2015
    • Esy

      Did you get a positive pregnancy test on Nov 18th?

      November 22, 2015
  • Anit

    Hi ladies this club is so good please lets keep sharing our ideas I wish everyone good luck. C

    November 09, 2015
  • Didi

    This is a great website thank u for all the tips, I’m so worried I’m 42, with very low egg reserve, I’m on my 2nd round of IVF I have one egg! And retrieval should be on Sunday, I’m so worried as the last one I got to stage of transfer then it didn’t implant. What can I eat and do to make it work this time? I took the tip of taking time off work after transfer, is 5 days of relaxing good? Should I eat or do something so this time it works?
    Thanks for the tips. D

    November 05, 2015
    • Beehive

      All it takes is one! I wish someone would have mentioned the importance of rest after the transfer. Rest for as many days as you can. Kick your feet up on the couch for a few days at least. eat well, don’t stress, watch funny movies. I was told to eat pineapple. Get a whole pineapple slice it on its side vertically so you have a round slice. And eat the slice every day including the core. I can’t remember if it’s 5 days or 7 of eating a slice daily. I don’t know how true it is, but I like pineapple and didn’t see the harm in it. I am now 16 weeks pregnant from just one cycle. Good luck!!

      November 10, 2015
    • Ad

      Hi Didi,

      Don’t be too worried. Simply relax your mind. I had my transfer done a few hours ago. My doctor said to resume normal activities and laying in bed is not a benefit. No exercising too.

      I wish you luck my friend!

      November 10, 2015
    • Shy

      Try to relax and eat light fibrous food.above all trust in God.He has a better plan for u in His perfect time,patience is a must.

      November 14, 2015
  • Angela

    I am 41 and just did a frozen day 5 blastocyst transfer yesterday. I transferred 2 blasts. Just wondering how long after transfer does implantation happen? Same day? A few days? Day 9 which is when I go in for my test? This is simply torture!!!

    October 30, 2015
    • Claire

      Hi Angela

      I’m just reading your post if 2015 and wondering how did everything go for you?

      Xxx

      July 10, 2016
  • Bridget

    Thanks Liza C! And please keep us all posted on your results – I’m praying for you…2 days is a cake walk at this point! ;-)))

    In a few weeks, I go for an ultrasound to hear the heartbeat(s) (you never know) for the first time – I’m super excited!

    October 22, 2015
    • Karen

      Have just begun the tortuous 2ww after having a grade A1 3 day embryo transferred. I’m 41 and on my second round. We were so happy to hear that all three of our embryos are grade A1! On the day of transfer I developed a terrible headache and had an upset stomach. Was that just nerves or my body reacting to the presence of our (super!) embryo? The body is a weird thing…
      Anyway, reading all your experiences is a comfort knowing we’re not alone. We all have a special dream in common and I simply wish it to come true for all of us.

      October 27, 2015
  • Bridget

    This website is awesome, my eyes are swelling as I read all the comments from women going through the same thing…I am 40 yo and this is my first IVF cycle…I’m on day 5 of the 9day wait (I transferred 2 Day-5 embies)…This wait is torture – but as someone else previously said – at this point – this is beyond me and God is in total control…I found the below post transfer steps to be very helpful and it kinda gives you an idea of what your body may hopefully be going thru after the embryo transfer – Praying for everybody to have big bellies and healthy babies!

    Day 1: The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell.
    Day 2: The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
    Day 3: The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
    Day 4: Implantation continues
    Day 5: Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
    Day 6: Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
    Days 7 + 8: Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
    Day 9: Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy

    October 14, 2015
    • shelly

      I had the transfer this past Wednesday. It is my first try too. 9 days wait is really long, and there is no way you can predict it. I transfered two embryos, one day5, another day6. Little nervous.

      October 16, 2015
    • Liz C

      Best wishes to everyone that uses this site! I had one embie implanted on Thursday and preg test is this coming Saturday. I definitely used the tips on this page, even ate pineapple since I love it and wouldn’t hurt to try, bogus or not! Laughter is key, I was on youtube watching top 50 funniest youtube videos, “Fenton!” after implant, definitely relieved nervousness. Thank you Bridget for posting the timeline of the 9 days after, its something to look forward to each day as you patiently wait.May God bless us all!

      October 19, 2015
    • Bridget

      Thanks all! I’m so happy to report that I had a positive test this past saturday 10/17 and my HGC levels were @ 167…which is pretty good – they typically like to see it at 50 or more. I go back tomorrow 10/20 for a follow up HGC test to make sure the levels are going up…up…up! Every woman’s body is different – but I just want to share a few symptoms that I had before I knew for sure that I was preggars…Sore breasts, light-headed, very tired through out the day – (even with a good nite’s rest) and every day I had mild cramps and it felt like I was going to start my period (uterus stretching) Also – right now, my abs are a bit sore – it feels like I’ve done a thousand crunches non-stop…I’ve read that this is normal and my muscles are likely stretching and it could also be related to bloating as well. Oh yeah – I took a HPT the morning of my actual blood test – and it was a very faint positive, I could hardly tell – so don’t worry yourself if you cheat and take one before hand and it’s NEG…your body just doesn’t have enough HGC yet.

      I won’t tell anyone to just relax or take it easy or try not to think about it – it’s almost impossible and much easier said than done – if you can do it – great. But what I will do is simply wish you all the VERY best of luck – & prayers to all!

      October 20, 2015
    • Liz C

      So happy for you Bridget! I am so glad you posted again because I have been feeling sore breasts and cramping paat two days like I am about to start my period, and started getting worried that maybe the implant had not taken. My preg blood test is in 2 more days, I am up at 330am every night for some reason, this time massaging my first progesterone knot in my backside. wishing you a wonderful pregnancy!

      October 22, 2015
    • shelly

      Congratulations to Bridget! You really inspired us. Good luck to everyone else.

      October 22, 2015
  • annooosa

    Hi

    May I ask about Gestodine injections mentioned, are they the same as progestan ampules?
    And should they be taken daily from transfer to test day?

    Any one has any idea ?

    Thanks.

    October 11, 2015
  • Keeby

    Hello All,

    I’m currently on day 9 of the 2ww. I had 2d5 grade A embryos transferred. The anxiety caused me to take a pregnancy test which was a BFN 🙁 real tears. I go for my beta tomorrow hopefully the HPT was wrong.

    September 28, 2015
    • Desiree

      Hi how did your beta end up coming out? Did you ever have cramping or spotting?

      October 10, 2015
    • lena

      same here….took a hpt last night and it was negative…tomor i have my first blood test …….this is awful
      i feel so alone!!!

      October 31, 2015
  • lydia

    Am 40yo, i did my ivf and had a 5-day embryo transfer on 10th Sept. This is my first attempt. I pray I receive a positive result.

    September 20, 2015
  • christie

    no fertility insurance coverage makes it not only emotionally/physically stressful but financially even more. 46yo who waited too long in life to try having children. I just had my 1st IVF donor egg 3-day embryo transfer x 2 on 9/08/15. Beta scheduled for 9/22/15… after reading various forums on this topic, it can be discouraging to say the least.. things usually work out for the best though, so I am hopeful.

    September 15, 2015
    • Nancy

      Good luck Christie!

      September 19, 2015
    • lena

      i am 41…..first attempt at IVF…have been batching for 6 long months….did PGS and only came out with 2 good embryos
      i really hope this works…….i don’t even mind the injections…believe that….its so emotionally draining & depressing…the waiting is sick!!!!!!

      October 31, 2015
  • ciaraW

    l am on day 9 of a 5 day grade A blastocyst..4th time round for us..2 fail and 1 miscarriage on twins at 7 weeks..the 2ww is by far the most stressful time scrutinizing every pain and ache.. so far i have sore boobs, pressure in the abdomen and pains in my ovaries and l could cry at the drop of a hat..today though woke up with butterflies in my stomach like it was christmas morning and in seriously good mood so
    l am totally on the fence about the outcome… hopefully good news for us on Wed…has this happened to any of ye!!

    September 11, 2015
  • mimi

    I am 39, 2 failed IVFs, first was negative, second time it was chemical pregnancy. I am about to do another transfer tomorrow, this time they retrieved 6 eggs and 5 fertilized. I am doing acupuncture as well this time. Very nervous, which is very unlike me, I am super super laid back most of the time but IVF has changed me, sometimes I think I cant fight it any more. I try not to keep my hopes high but it is difficult. If only adoption wasn’t almost impossible in Australia I would have applied for that ages ago.

    September 11, 2015
  • Kelly

    I am 40 and about to start injections for two cycles of “banking” and then we are freezing (I’m assuming to allow my body to regulate to increase our chances since everyone looks at me like I’m a grandmother…sorry age frustration coming out:) Does anyone know how long that takes? The process of regulating for a successful frozen transfer? Thank you!! From Texas!

    September 09, 2015
    • MGM

      I did a freeze-all cycle too. My retrieval was at the beggining of Sept, and my transfer was today (mid October). So mine was 5-6 weeks later. I think every clinic does it a little differently.

      October 14, 2015
  • Yolixtly

    Hi everyone! I am 24 and I has my transfer a week ago. The first days I had mild cramps, my boobs have been sore from even before the transfer. Three days ago I started having pink/brown discharge. Today it has been a little more pronounced. I feel fine, just feeling a little tired. I think my BP is low and my face has a sad look (like tired). Sorry, I don’t know the term in English. I’m very optimistic. I have been doing some affirmations/meditations everyday and they have been very helpful.

    September 08, 2015
  • Helen

    Good tips here. This is my second IVF, fist one was at Thailand where I had 3 day-5 embryos transferred 5 years ago. I was 30y old at that time. I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This time was in Australia. My doctor collect 24 eggs, 21 was fertilised and on day 5, three embryos was ready to go. I had one transferred. Today is 4dpt and my partner is so impatient he made me take a pregnancy test at home. It was negative. My official test date is 16th. Fingers crossed! Balanced diet is the key. Thank you.

    September 08, 2015
  • Army100782

    I am 4 days post 5d transfer. I am having a low mild ache in my lower back, also I am having a lot of white discharge. The is 2ww is killing me….though my hubby did point out my boobs look bigger and they are sore. Hope these are good signs.

    September 06, 2015
  • Miss Nimbus

    I had egg collection last Monday – they collected 16 eggs and 15 fertilised. Had a day3 top grade 8 cell embryo transfer 2 days ago. Feeling optimistic except (sorry gonna be tmi) I’ve been hugely constipated and was in absolute agony yesterday, doubled over and thought I’d need to go to hospital. Today feeling better, still very tender. Took a few days off, just laxing out but not serious bed rest. Eating as per normal. First test on 16th… fingers crossed. This is our first cycle. I’m in New Zealand.

    September 05, 2015
    • Good luck. My daughter had her transfer 2×2 day embryos so at day 5 of the horrible 11 day wait. This is her third try she is 41 and really hoping implantation happens this time.

      September 07, 2015
    • Coopla

      How are you feeling Miss Nimbus? Did you get a BFP?

      October 02, 2015
  • Sunshine

    41yo, did every one of the screenings available. We called it the premium package. Had one very normal blast transferred on 1 August 2015. Feeling good. Patiently waiting. This is a one shot deal.

    September 03, 2015
    • Kelly

      Best of luck to you! I am 40 and about to embark on all of this and it feels good to see someone else my age going through it! I pray you get a positive…or BFT I think they call it! 🙂 still trying to learn all this lingo!

      September 09, 2015
  • Susan

    Had transfer on 1st September, test on 14th. Retrieved 5 eggs, 4 made it to day 5. Now the wait. First attempt at IVF so very excited.

    September 01, 2015
    • Athena484

      Hi Susan, I did a 5dt on Sept 2, so I’m in the waiting game with you. Let me know if you want to chat and commiserate. 🙂

      September 04, 2015
    • lizzie

      Hi Sunshine – I’m 42, embarking on donor egg transfer. 6 eggs but only ONE normal embryo. it’s all or nothing on this. wondering how your 2 ww went? Hoping nothing but the best for you and yours!

      September 11, 2015
  • Ka

    Hi. I had my transfer on 22 August. Miscarriage in April and this time ICSI. i am wandering about my diet. How can I improve my chances? I am 36 years old. Please share any recommendations.

    August 22, 2015
  • Susan

    Please let me know how things go Minbear, I am in a similar situation. Thanks and good luck!!

    August 20, 2015
  • Robyn

    I’m 40 years old and have my blood test tomorrow so nervous. Had 3 embryos transferred on the 3rd day. Took a HPT 2 days ago and it was negative ;(. Hoping for different results tomorrow. dust to all.

    August 20, 2015
  • Chris

    Had my FET yesterday. I’m 40.6 y/o. Retrieved 4 eggs, fertilized 3 through icsi, blast 2, and after pgd yielded 1 emby. I’m taking estrace, medrol and PIO. Not symptomatic or anything tomorrow will b progesterone level test and 27th will be pregnancy test. God is good, this is beyond me, but I help by eating lots of fruits and yes including pineapple core, veggies spec spinach, and Brazilian nuts… Figured wouldn’t hurt to eat them. 🙂

    August 20, 2015
    • Kelly

      Chris I saw your post and I’ve read about those foods too…do you start them after implantation? Any thing you did during shots and before retrieval? I’m so confused at this point. Going to IVF orientation next week to get my meds and “make a calendar”…but I’m sure they wont share food choices with me. Thank you!

      September 09, 2015
  • Roz

    I will be doing my 3rd IVF. Tomorrow I will have ET. My doctor said this will be the last and end of treatment. Suggested that next step is to remove my womb. Feeling sad and not so great for tomorrow. It’s like just do the ET since you have 2 frozen left. Need some positivity.

    August 19, 2015
  • Maria

    Implantation bleeding doesn’t always accompany cramping. I had heavy cramping but no bleeding after my transfer and thought “wow, that’s weird, cramps but no period.” I did rest but didn’t take time off work because my work isn’t physically stressful. This resulted in a beautiful little girl 9 months later. Now I’m trying for another baby so she has a sibling. 🙂 Deciding to do IVF was the best decision of my life.
    Best of luck to everyone!

    August 17, 2015
  • Natasha

    I am so glad I found this website. I am planning to have my second round of IVF in September. I am SO scared, as we had a failed 1st attempt even though they said our embryos were good. I never imagined how emotionally draining this would be and really nervous about the 2nd attempt. I am doing everything possible (reflexology, maca powder, royal jelly etc). Thinking of you all waiting for you BFP results. Baby dust to you all 🙂

    August 13, 2015
  • Nina

    Had one day 5 blastocysts transferred, but had heavy bleeding and cramps on day 10 till now. Got blood test 2mrw and been told by nurses it’s not looking good, has anyone experienced this and if so what was the outcome?

    August 12, 2015
    • Kay

      Hi Nina, how was your result going? I am on day 12 now, had 2 embryo transfer on 8th of Oct.and have been using the Crinone 8%. I started spotting 2 days ago, its only when i wipe. This morning I had heavier blood period like and all the symptoms (sore breast, cramps, leg pain) has gone. I have 2 days to go before my blood test and I just feel really worried. Is this normal or has my IVF attempt failed?

      October 20, 2015
  • Sahar

    Today is transfer day, four cycles, one miscarriage. Took time off, might stay at my parents for the first week since my husband is working. Using embryo glue and laser hatching. May God bring the best for us all.

    August 12, 2015
  • Nina

    My clinic did my embryo transfer after 3 days. Really disappointed as I thought they’d wait till day 5. But they said they were a little slow in growth. I’d paid for the embryoscope but only two eggs fertilised. Pregnancy test due on 10/08/15. I’m scared to death!

    August 04, 2015
    • Dashnee

      I have definitely taken time off work. It’s so important to take time out off to rest. I had my transfer on 08/08/2015. They put in two embryos and one was frozen. I do my pregnancy test on 19/08. Fingers crossed.

      August 10, 2015
  • Diana

    I had my first IVF cycle. Of the 3 eggs retrieved, only 1 met the quality standard for a transfer. I am so nervous. I will find out in a few days if the implantation is a success. Keeping my fingers cross here.

    August 01, 2015
  • Munia

    Hi, i transferred two embryos on 26 July 2015. Hoping for a good result, may God make my dreams come true.

    August 01, 2015
    • Sandra

      Hi everyone. I have done a Clearblue ovulation test and got straight away high ovulation. This was last Monday around 20:30 so next day I called the hospital to advise them and they called me the following Sunday morning and did my frozen 5-day blastocyst transfer. My question is: was it done at the right time? I am not taking any medication as this is a natural cycle. I have no symptoms and I’m scared and confused. I had an IVF cycle with a positive pregnancy that unfortunately ended in a miscarriage. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you

      October 08, 2015
  • Minbear

    Had 2 blasts transferred today. Using own eggs. Will be 45 in 2 weeks. First IVF, 7 eggs, 5 fertilized. 2 made it to day 5.

    July 30, 2015
    • Beehive

      Great to hear. I’ll be 45 in a month. Just had 20 eggs retrieved, a few weren’t mature enough and a few didn’t make it through ICSI. We’re left with 10 embryos and waiting until Day 5. Your post gives me hope that we’ll have some to implant. Thanks for sharing!

      August 07, 2015
    • Helen

      I’m going through my first round of ivf/icsi and egg collection is due on 14/08/15. I’m 41 and eager to know how you all got on in July and August 2015 – any positive results?

      August 13, 2015
    • Hopeful

      Hi minibear. I am approx the same age 43. Just wondering how it went for you

      August 13, 2015
    • Hopeful

      Hi minibear. I am 43. Doing the same as you. How did it go for you. Good I hope

      August 13, 2015
    • Beehive

      Helen, just received a BFP today! Going back for two more HCG tests early next week!

      August 20, 2015
    • Raven

      Minbear and Beehive,
      I am in the age-44 IVF club, too. Can you share your protocol? That is a lot of eggs for someone our age. I am doing another try either in Sept or Oct. Last one, I had 4 eggs, none fertilized. I thought I maxed out on the fertility meds, but maybe not. And very best of luck to you all!

      September 06, 2015
    • Beehive

      Hi Raven, going in to IVF all of my testing was extremely positive. My doc said if he just picked up my tests results and didn’t know my age he would have thought I was 38 yo vs. 44 (almost 45 in one month). So going in to the process I was pretty relaxed and felt that I would respond pretty well to the stimulation. I was on Menopur and Gonal-F. In fact, I could tell that I was overstimulated but was okay with it given my age I thought the more eggs the better likelihood of fertilization and blasts. Just by the numbers as our eggs decline in quality as we age. As it turns out I had good 5 day blasts and am pregnant. Going in for my ultrasound in a few weeks. The only drawback was I ended up with OHSS after my retrieval which was worse than the retrieval and transfer combined. My suggestion, go into the process relaxed, trust your body and take some time off work. No one had really suggested taking time off work but I think it’s helpful if you can do it after the retrieval and transfer. Please keep me posted! For me, this is a miracle, still lots of tests to go through but so far so good!

      September 06, 2015
  • edyth

    Thanks for the tips. I am preparing for another cycle after 3 failed attempts. Wish me luck

    July 25, 2015
    • Diana

      Best of luck to you. 🙂

      August 01, 2015
  • Thabang

    Did my transfer on 16/07/15 and looking forward to a great result. God is in charge. Thanks for the tips.

    July 16, 2015
    • Da

      Just had a day-5 transfer yesterday 28/07/2015, looking forwarding to the positive result after last cycle failed. Yes, God is in charge. He has his timing and plans. Good luck everyone.

      July 29, 2015
  • Alice

    I have done my 3d embryo transfer on 2/7 another week to go to know the result!

    July 07, 2015
  • Jam&nas

    Thanks for the info. Today i had 5d blastocyst transfer… Wish me luck guys… Its my 2nd ivf cycle.. Hope it works already… 🙂

    July 04, 2015
    • Cal

      I had 2 blastocysts transferred on Mon 6/7. Suffering from mild OHSS and hoping that it won’t affect implantation. Been off work since ER so doing what I can! This is my second fresh ivf cycle but I’ve also had 2 failed FETs. Test on Fri 17/7.

      July 08, 2015
  • Renjith

    I am 33 year old,transferred donor egg and sperm and was taken at most care . But the result was negative , please advice how to proceed further ..thank you

    June 29, 2015
  • Stacey

    Transferred two CCS normal embryos last Momday – fingers and toes crossed.
    This article is quite good.

    June 27, 2015
  • guestghost

    Good tips, thanks. We transferred 2 blasts on sunday. Fingers crossed 🙂

    June 23, 2015
    • Tiff1116

      I transferred two 5 day blasts on Sunday as well. The wait is a killer!

      June 28, 2015
  • Nagaratna

    Three embryos transferred on 16/6/2015. This is a great article article. Thank you.

    June 21, 2015
  • RC

    Thanks for the advice. Just transferred one 5-day blastocyst yesterday. Chilling out with fingers crossed!

    June 20, 2015
  • Catie

    2 blastocysts transferred yesterday. Test in 6 days. This is one of the more helpful articles I’ve read. Thank you. We are hopeful as well.

    June 19, 2015
    • courtney

      I transfered two frozen embryos the same day as you. Best of luck hope for positive results.

      June 21, 2015
  • ila

    What if you sweat to much by sitting outside hours after embryo transfer…… will it effect anything…

    June 19, 2015
  • Tracy

    This was very helpful. FET 5 June 2015. Preqnancy test in 10 days. Hopeful.

    June 06, 2015
    • Ana

      I also had my Fet last Friday!!!! Hoping it works and good luck:)

      June 08, 2015
  • kasey

    Great onsite thank you my F.E.T is June 6th 2015

    May 27, 2015
  • Aqueelah

    Hi there. I’m 28 and I had day 5 egg transfer on the 9th May and after my transfer I had no spotting so far but just funny feelings in my bladder and abdomen area. Is this a bad sign?

    May 14, 2015
  • This was super helpful, I have my transfer tomorrow and I was questioning the foods I was fixating on like pinnapple. Thank you !

    April 29, 2015
  • jennifer

    I had my day 3 transfer yesterday and we did 2 eggs with icsi and I don’t feel anything different. Is this normal?

    April 04, 2015
  • Ashley

    All very interesting.
    I have had a long fertility journey. I am now on donor eggs.
    First cycle, lining was 10.5mm, 3 day transfer, my Dr wouldn’t do a 5 day!
    2nd cycle had the scratch and my lining wouldn’t go above 5.6ish
    3rd cycle lining 7mm at scan, 5 day transfer, chemical pregnancy
    On my 4th cycle, lining at scan only 4.5mm transfer supposed to be weds next week. My progynova been increased from 6mg to 8mg another scan on Friday!
    Any clues?

    March 31, 2015
  • Danielle

    Hi I had my embryos put back in on Friday 13th march this is my 4th time but the first and third time felt the same and the second time worked but then it stopped growing and I feel the same this time as I did the second time if I don’t bleed does that mean it’s not worked would u email me back to put my mind at rest please hope u can help

    March 18, 2015
  • may

    this article was a good guide for me after my icsi
    I am 36 old, my egg retrieval was at 9/3/2015 and the embryos transferred at 12/3/2015, I got 3 grade B

    thank you

    March 15, 2015
  • Nazriet

    Some good ideas here. I will try them.

    January 30, 2015
    • Siena

      Hello everyone,
      I had 3 IVF cycles and could have 2 normal embryos at my secon cycle. First one failed and after 3 months I’m doing my second embryo transfer as I wasn’t emotionally ready.
      I had my frozen embryo transfer on Wednesday July 27th. I have no cramping at all. Just headache and high fever … My blood test due is on Saturday Aug 6th.
      I’m so nervous and all my hope is in this little embryo.
      Looking forward the positive blood test for myself and everyone.
      Please pray for me
      Thanks
      Siena

      July 29, 2016
    • Kay

      Hey Sierra

      I had transfer sand day too on 29th of July. Waiting for 09th of August.

      I just have mild cramps, fever, I have bad flue it might be that. I am only drinking hot water orange juice.

      August 01, 2016

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