IVF – the hurdles

So you’ve read the IVF manual and are all ready to start a cycle. What are some of the “wish I’d known that” snippets that veteran IVFers can share with you to help fill the knowledge gaps about what to expect? Well, one that comes up a lot is having a clear understanding of the not-so-straightforward hurdles involved in an IVF cycle. Here’s a list of some of the main hurdles you need to clear as you go through the process … […]

2-day, 3-day or blast transfer?

When you do IVF, it is possible to transfer your embryos * on Day 2 after egg collection (usually 4-cell embryos), * on Day 3 after egg collection (usually 8-cell embryos) or * on Day 5 (after the embryos have reached blastocyst stage). Also, leftover embryos can be frozen on any of these days too. What are your options, what should you consider when deciding, and how/when should you talk to your doctor, nurse, embryologist about all this? […]