2 Ways To Make Your Embryo Transfer Day Go Easier

Posted on: 13 November 2017

In vitro fertilization can a very difficult and stressful time. One of the most stressful parts of the entire process is the day that your embryos get implanted. That is probably the most important day of the entire process. That means you can feel a lot of pressure on that day and you may worry that you will have a hard time with the transfer. There are things that you can do that will make transfer day easier on yourself and which may help the transfer be more successful, such as:

Ask for Blastocyst Transfer

One thing you can do is to talk to the doctor and ask them to do a blastocyst transfer instead of an embryo transfer. The transfer generally happens when the embryo is three to seven days old, counting from the date of conception. A blastocyst is an embryo that is at least five days old, post conception. There are several reasons for doing this. One is that waiting a couple of extra days means that the doctors will have some extra time to monitor the embryo and make sure that it's healthy. Another reason is that in a typical pregnancy process, the embryo would be implanted in the uterus at about day five when it is a blastocyst, so the uterus is generally most receptive to implantation on that day. 

Take it Easy

On your transfer day and a couple of weeks afterward, you want to make sure that you are taking it easy. That doesn't mean that you should sit around and do nothing all day long, what it really means is that you should relax as much as possible, while still staying somewhat active. For example, you may want to do things that help you feel good and keep you moving, like going for a walk. Going for a walk can do a lot of things for your body, including releasing some endorphins. Endorphins are basically feel-good chemicals that your body produces. They can help raise your mood, lower anxiety, and help you feel better. You should stay away from vigorous exercise because things like uterine contractions can happen during vigorous activity, which could interrupt the implantation process. 

If you are going through IVF, you want to do everything you can to make sure that the process goes well, the embryo implants, and that it stays where it should. There are ways that you can make sure that your transfer day goes smoothly and your anxiety stays under control.