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What to expect after embryo transfer

Once the embryo or embryos are transferred to the patient's uterus, the next step is surviving the two-week wait, commonly known as 2WW, a period in which the woman is likely to experience the first signs of embryo implantation as early as on the 8th day post transfer.

Although symptoms likely to be noticed may resemble those of pregnancy, you should know that they can be either due to pregnancy or because of the hormonal medications containing progesterone prescribed to the woman.

By BSc, MSc (embryologist), MD, PhD, MSc (gynecologist), (embryologin), (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 05/19/2020
2 comments
    1. sweta

      Today was my 9th day post transfer. I had very bad back ache with strong AF cramps for 6-7 hours with no bleeding. I took HPT which showed a faint line, but after 5-6 hours. What is the possibility?

      • Avatar de Sandra Fernández

        Dear sweta,

        Day 9 post embryo transfer is still too early to take a pregnancy test in general terms. However, if you did a blastocyst 5-day embryo transfer, then on day 9 you can get an accurate result. However, my advice is you take a blood pregnancy test, as this type of test is more accurate than a HPT.

        Best wishes

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