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Night before our IVF embryo transfer

Night before our IVF embryo transfer

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">karen OC</span>
    karen OC

    Hi there!

    You see, my husband and I are halfway through my ICSI procedure because he’s been recently diagnosed with oligospermia, azoospermia and teratozoospermia… To sum up, his sperm has been qualified as non-viable at all. I’ve already done my ovarian drilling and everything went as expected, so I’m quite happy by the moment.

    Tomorrow is my ET and and the supernumerary embryos will be cryopreserved I guess. The thing is I’m starting to freak out, and wasn’t feeling this way ever since, but now I can’t help it and doubt’s are filling my ming… For example, as my ET is at morning, should I go on an empty stomach before getting to the clinic?

    Thank you for your time and consideration!

    09/22/2015 at 11:06 am
  2. Hello Karen OC,

    First and foremost, there is no reason to be ashamed because of being doubtful during a fertility treatment because it is totally normal. In fact, it’s rare when a woman or couple does not present any question regarding the process. Don’t be afraid to raise any doubt that comes to your mind.

    Fasting is not necessary to perform an ET (embryo transfer), having an empty stomach does not have any influence on the result. However, it is important that you drink plenty of fluids, because your bladder should be empty give the ultrasound technology a better picture. Besides, the weight of having a full bladder makes the uterus get the a position that allows the catheter to pass through the cervix more easily.

    Best of luck!

    09/22/2015 at 3:55 pm
  3. I understand your worries..Typical side effects after ET are: Passing a small amount of clear or bloody fluid shortly after the procedure. This is due to the swabbing of the cervix before the ET. Breast tenderness due to high estrogen levels. Mild bloating. Mild cramping. Constipation. If anything bothers you, contact your doctor! He or she will evaluate you for any sort of complications such twisting of an ovaryor hyperstimulation. Just keep an eye on those.

    12/19/2019 at 1:51 pm