When do you transfer embryos?


#1

This may be a silly question but any insight will be appreciated. How many days after your period do you actually do a FET. I am a nurse and we have to fill our schedules out weeks in advance. I am trying to set my schedule around when I think the transfer will take place. I know My RE will tell me when we meet with him, buy that is not until the end of the month. I am assuming that the transfer takes place between day 16-20.

Any insight will help. Thanks!


#2

Sounds like you are talking about an unmedicated protocol. If that’s the case, your guess sounds about right, but I’ve only done a medicated FET.

For my medicated FET, I started Lupron with the start of my cycle, and then the RE used the Lupron to control my cycle as far as when the transfer would be. I had a protocol of estrogen, lupron, and PIO. My transfer ended up being about 5 weeks after I started my period. With a medicated cycle they basically can transfer whenever you want as they control your hormone levels through shots and pills.

Good luck!


#3

Yes they have told me it is based on my period so I guess its more of a natural cycle. I know it is not completely unmedicated but I do not take any shots. I am supposed to call them with day one of my cycle and that day I will start taking estrace. I think around the time of the transfer I will start to taking crinone or something for progesterone and maybe an antibiotic.
I was assuming since it was going with my period that the RE would put them back around the time the embryos would implant naturally.

Thanks for the help


#4

If you are taking estrace and crinone that sounds like a medicated cycle. Each clinic seems to do things a bit differently, for mine they put you on BCPs for a while before an FET cycle but no Lupron. I can tell you that from the time I started estrogen (delestrogen shots in my case, but estrace is pretty much the same thing, just in a pill instead of a shot) it was 16 days until the actual transfer. GL to you! :slight_smile:


#5

Thanks for the feedback! It sounds like we are doing similar cycles with different meds. That really helps to be able to fill out my schedule at work. Now hopefully :af: cooperates too. I see that you got a :bfp: . GL on your beta!!


#6

Ive always done medicated FETs. What normally happens with me is I start my period, then on CD3 I start BCPs. I am on those for about 5-7 days, then stop them. On the 2nd day of bleeding (so about 4-5 days after stopping) I start my Vivelle patches and im on those for 2 weeks, on the 15th day after starting the patches I start my PIO and then have my transfer 5 days later. Ive done 3 FETs and 2 of my FETs have been that exact timetable. My other FET I was on the Vivelle patches and on day 12 I started my PIO, transfer 5 days later.