Thursday, July 24, 2008

Embryo transfer

It's transfer time tomorrow!! I'm so excited and so nervous I can hardly stand it. All 4 of the embryo's are progressing the way they should. Tomorrow they will choose the 2 best ones and place them in the exact location.
I've been reading a lot about the process and found some good and bad things.

The good:

At our IVF clinic, we have the woman lie on her back for 1 hour after embryo transfer before going home. We request that she also limit physical activity for the remainder of that day. This means hang out on the couch or in the Lazy-boy recliner - watch videos, read, boss hubby around, etc
Boss hubby around? Yes! Doctor's orders

The bad and scary:

No matter how good the IVF laboratory culture environment is, the physician can ruin everything with a carelessly performed embryo transfer. The entire IVF cycle depends on delicate placement of the embryos at the proper location near the middle of the endometrial cavity. The basic principle of embryo transfer is placement of the embryos to the ideal location in the uterine cavity with as little trauma and manipulation as possible. When it comes to successful IVF outcome, the importance of embryo transfer technique can not be overstated.

Now I need the Valium!

We're so close! Keep the prayers coming!!


Chelle! said... is today (if I read our clock right). I hope and pray all goes well today for you and Shaun. We need some more cute Ammie's and Shaun's in the world!!!

Heather said...

Oh sweetie. I am so praying for you. I know how tough the infertility thing is and will be thinking about you today!! I am so excited to hear how it goes. Love ya!!

tiffy girl said...

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