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
|One||The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula|
|Two||The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst|
|Three||The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell|
|Four||The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus|
|Five||The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation|
|Seven||Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop|
|Eight||Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream|
|Nine||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Ten||Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted|
|Eleven||Levels 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!|