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FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER

Once the embryo is created and when you are ready to start the process of implantation, it’s time for the embryo transfer.

Sedation is not needed for this procedure unlike the process of egg retrieval. We will insert a speculum, cleanse your cervix, and the embryo will be placed in the upper portion of the uterus using an embryo transfer catheter. After the procedure, you will return to the recovery room to rest and you are able to do your normal activities after. It is recommended to have light activity of two days after the transfer. Following the embryo transfer, you will continue medications including but not limited to progesterone and/or estrace support until your pregnancy test.

Approximately 10 to 12 days after your embryo transfer, you will return to TRIO Mississauga for a pregnancy test bloodwork called beta hCG test, to determine if you are pregnant. This test measures the level of hCG hormone in your blood and can detect pregnancy at a very early stage. If the test is positive, you will continue as a patient until a fetal heartbeat is detected on an ultrasound test. At this point, we will refer you back to your family physician or ob/gyn who will manage your care throughout your pregnancy.