What to Expect After the Embryo Transfer

The embryo transfer process, just like any other medical procedure, comes with a recovery period. Here's a look at what the days following the transfer can look like for you.

Embryo implantation is a required part of your surrogacy journey. After an embryo is transferred to your uterus, it either will or will not implant or attach itself to the uterine lining.

After the embryo transfer process is complete, there may be a whirlwind of emotions as you wait to find out if you are pregnant. This article will give you insight into what takes place inside your body in order for a pregnancy to occur.

We’ll walk you through the entire implantation process after the embryo transfer that puts you one step closer to a pregnancy and changing lives.

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After Embryo Transfer Day-by-Day Symptoms

You’ll want to rest once the transfer procedure is over as a healthy lifestyle can help increase the chances of a successful transfer.

From eating a healthy diet to taking your regimen of fertility medications to reducing stress and staying hydrated, your mental and physical health should be a priority after the transfer.

In terms of after the embryo transfer and day-by-day symptoms you can experience, they may feel like negative signs after the embryo transfer, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Some of the symptoms you could experience include:

  • Cramping
  • Bloating
  • Sore breasts
  • Tiredness
  • Changes in discharge
  • Frequent urination
  • Missed period

You could experience some or all of the symptoms discussed below, it can be a result of the side effect of the hormones used for the transfer or a positive sign after the embryo transfer that indicates a pregnancy.

Positive Signs After Embryo Transfer [7 Days Later]

Some of the common, positive signs or symptoms that you may experience up to seven days after an embryo transfer can include:

  • Spotting: Spotting, or bleeding, is typical for an IVF pregnancy when an embryo has been implanted onto the uterus.
  • Lower Back Pain: Lower back pain can come from the hormones and ovarian stimulation used to prepare your body for the embryo transfer.

What Comes After the Embryo Transfer Process?

The embryo process after the transfer is complete involves waiting. You have to wait two weeks after the embryo test before you can take a pregnancy test.

No two embryo transfers will look exactly alike but here’s what’s happening in your body in the days after a successful transfer:

Day 1 and 2

The blastocyst emerges from its shell and begins to try and attach itself to the uterine wall.

Day 3

Implantation begins as the blastocyst attaches itself deeper into the uterine lining.

Day 4 and 5

Implantation becomes complete. The cells that form into the placenta and fetus begin to develop.

Day 6

Development continues, hCG continues to be released into your bloodstream.

Day 7 and 8

Development continues, hCG continues to be released into your bloodstream.

Day 9

hCG levels become high enough to detect a pregnancy.

If you take a test before that, it could be a false positive sign after the embryo transfer that you are pregnant when in reality, the positive result could be because of the fertility medications you took before the eggs were collected.

At the same time, a false negative sign after the embryo transfer might not be detecting enough hCG even if you are pregnant at that point.

Once the two-week period is up, you can head into your fertility clinic for a blood test which is a reliable way to test hCG levels that indicate a pregnancy.

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