Frozen Embryo Transfer Calendar

This frozen embryo transfer calendar will break down the timeline for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and explain all you need to know about it.

Timing is everything when it comes to IVF and surrogacy. That’s why we’re here to provide a detailed calendar for a frozen embryo transfer.

The embryo transfer is just one stop on your journey to parenthood. To get more free information now about how the frozen embryo transfer fits into the surrogacy process, fill out our online contact form. We’d love nothing more than to help you complete your surrogacy journey.

Frozen Embryo Transfer Calendar:

In terms of an IVF frozen embryo transfer calendar, here is what you can expect:

  • Day 1-11: After the surrogate gets her baseline ultrasound done, her first day on estrogen will start four days afterward. Think of the day she starts her estrogen as Day 1. She’ll continue estrogen until she takes the pregnancy test on Day 32.
  • Day 12: While keeping her estrogen going, she will undergo a monitoring ultrasound on Day 12.
  • Day 13-17: On Day 13, she will start her progesterone. Like the estrogen, she’ll continue taking this, as well, until the pregnancy test on Day 32.
  • Day 18: As she stays on top of taking estrogen and progesterone, she will undergo the embryo transfer on Day 18.
  • Day 19-32: She will continue her estrogen and progesterone as advised, and she will then take a pregnancy test on Day 32, which marks the end of the frozen embryo transfer calendar.

When it comes to her FET cycle (frozen embryo transfer) protocol, the calendar above is largely what you will use to keep track of it.

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Frozen Embryo Transfer Calendar Using Birth Control

If you’re wondering how birth control factors into the FET cycle, then the surrogate can start taking daily birth control pills one month before the menstrual cycle in which the embryo transfer will occur. Sometimes, she may be prescribed birth control pills during the second or third day of her menstrual cycle. This is often before she starts follicle-stimulating hormones.

Still, everyone’s body is different, so be sure to talk about this with the fertility clinic that you’re working with. They will help you adjust your frozen embryo transfer calendar as necessary. This way, you can stay up to date on the surrogate’s FET cycle.

Apps to Help Keep Track of the IVF Frozen Embryo Transfer Calendar

There are several apps that you can use to stay current on your surrogate’s FET schedule. If you want to download one of these, then these can be helpful as you build your family through surrogacy:

All the above apps include a calendar feature that allows you to keep track of your surrogate’s FET cycle. Make sure to speak with her and your surrogacy specialist beforehand about whether she feels comfortable sharing the app’s information with you.

Frozen Embryo Transfer Tips

In the meantime, you can use these helpful tips that help your frozen embryo transfer go that much smoother:

  • Speak with your physician about starting a high-fat/low-carb diet.
  • Avoid endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
  • Consider taking nutritional supplements like vitamin D and inositol.
  • Undergo an endometrial biopsy if recommended by your doctor.
  • Take a yoga class, get a massage or receive another type of holistic therapy.

If you have any further questions about the frozen embryo transfer calendar, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at any time. We would be happy to help you build your family through surrogacy whenever you’re ready.