Embryo transfer today! On bed rest and new to site!
by, 06-20-2012 at 09:26 PM (553 Views)
My husband and I began TTC about 2 years ago and after testing and lots of waiting, it was determined that it was a male infertility issue. We always knew that we wanted to have children, so this was definitely a heartbreak but at the same time, we were grateful to have options. We knew from the beginning that our medical insurance did not cover so we began saving for IVF. We began our cycle this month and I'm happy to report that I had my embryo transfer today.
Let me rewind a bit. Last Thursday they did our egg retrieval and where 12 eggs were retrieved, only 6 matured and only 4 wound up being fertilized.
Today, we found out after PNG testing that only one made it.
I was shocked to hear the news, and instead of feeling happy that one was going to be transferred, I couldn't help myself but to feel sad. Thoughts ran through my mind. 'What if this does not work,' or 'but I want more than one child...'
After the shock, I decided to try to be as positive as I could. The procedure took less than 10 minutes. There was hardly any discomfort and after they propped my legs up for 15 minutes before sending me home.
I pray that in two weeks I am told that I'm pregnant. And pray that I stay strong and keep my faith up.
For now, I'm on bed rest for 3 days. I'd love to hear from others going through the same.