Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What happens after a 3-day transfer?

Once you complete your embryo transfer, you will have approximately 14 days to wait before a pregnancy can be detected. The following table outlines an approximate timeline for what happens during a successful pregnancy after a 3-day transfer (3dt). taken from http://www.nyufertilitycenter.org/ivf/embryo_transfer

Days Past
Transfer (DPT)
 Embryo Development
 OneThe embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula
 TwoThe cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst
 ThreeThe blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell 
 FourThe blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
 FiveThe blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation 
 SixImplantation continues
 SevenImplantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop 
 EightHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream 
 NineFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted 
 TenFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted  
 ElevenLevels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy

I am at one day after transfer.
My embryos are below: Their first baby picture and hopefully not their last. 

This is them in the petri dish, which they gave me and called their first crib... haha!

This is them in me. It is hard to see but the thicker white blobs are them!

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