Embryo transfer no.4

I need to update from my last post as I’m behind agaaaaaain…

So we had a call from the embryologist the day after egg collection who said they attempted fertilisation with all 14 eggs, and 13 have been successfully fertilised which was great news.

They then called me again on Thursday and said 10 were doing well, and out of those 10 5 were look very good so they booked embryo transfer for Saturday 20th at 9.30am.

I don’t know what it is, but I always manage to go completely overboard with the full bladder situation!
(You have to have a full bladder for embryo transfer)
With a fresh transfer is actually quite painful as you’re still sore from egg collection, swollen ovaries etc.

The few days after egg collection weren’t great, I was really sore and swollen/bloated. The clinic said this can be normal but to let them know if I started vomiting/have trouble breathing/if the bloating gets worse.
I drank loads of water and lucozade for the electrolytes (supposed to help with hydration) and ate plenty of salty foods (supposed to help with excess fluid causing bloat)
and the pain and bloating got much better!

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not convinced with this embryo transfer.
After having 3 previously, I know what to expect and what to look for on the scan during the procedure and from where my ovaries were still so swollen and my bladder so full everything was squashing my uterus.
Like you could hardly see it at all!
It looked TINY.
Before I could always see it very clearly and could see the catheter in there but this time it was a real struggle to see anything, even the nurse was trying to reposition the scanner to try and get a better picture.
We did see a tiny flash on the screen as they transferred 2 grade A blastocysts, but, I don’t know, I’m not feeling too confident.
Not that I ever do!

Well, it’s all just a waiting game now.
And to carry on with these horrible progesterone pessaries.

I’ll let you know how I’m doing in a few days!

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