Day 5 IVF transfer with two eggs

  1. I have had my tubes tied for 16 years and decided to try IVF. I had two eggs transferred on Dec 29th, it was a 5-day embryo transfer. Since then I have taken home pregnancy tests because that’s just how anxious I am to know, they all have been negative including the one this morning which is post 8 days. I have been having what feels like menstrual cramping for 3 days now. Did my IVF fail? I had my first beta today and get my 2nd one on Friday but I’ve been losing sleep over this.

    January 7, 2016 at 1:21 am
  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear Raquel,

    Taking a pregnancy test 8 days post embryo transfer is still too early as to get accurate results. This means the negative outcome you got could be a false negative result, in which case there are still chances for you to be pregnant. Provided that it was a blastocyst embryo transfer, Wait until day 10 and then do the appropriate blood pregnancy test again, this time you will get an accurate result.

    As for the symptoms you are describing, they are totally normal. They could be either due to pregnancy, fertility drugs, or the premenstrual syndrome (known as “PMS symptoms”). To get further details about the most common symptoms, I recommend you to read the following article: Symptoms after embryo transfer. There you will find not only the most usual signs, but also other women stories.

    Hope this helps,

    Best wishes

    January 7, 2016 at 9:26 am
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