What happens after the big day – what to expect after the embryo transfer
If you are considering or have undergone IVF, it is natural to wonder what to expect after embryo transfer. At our San Antonio fertility center, we understand that this can be an exciting yet anxious time for our patients – it’s a long wait until the pregnancy test!
After your embryo transfer, you may experience some mild cramping, bloating or spotting. These symptoms are normal and not concerning. However, if you experience severe pain, heavy bleeding or fever, you should contact your doctor immediately.
To optimize your chances of a successful pregnancy, we recommend avoiding unusual or strenuous physical activity, hot tubs and saunas for at least two weeks after your embryo transfer. It is OK to resume your normal activities, including light exercise, after your embryo transfer. We also advise you to continue a multivitamin with folic acid, maintain a healthy diet, and avoid smoking or consuming alcohol.
After your embryo transfer, we will schedule a pregnancy test. Once we have your test results, we will discuss next steps, including any changes to medications or scheduling an ultrasound to confirm the success of your embryo transfer.
We are here for you at every step
At Texas Fertility Center San Antonio, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their dreams of parenthood. If you have any questions or concerns about what to expect after your embryo transfer, please do not hesitate to contact our office. The team of compassionate and experienced fertility specialists at our San Antonio fertility center is here to support you every step of the way.