Friday, September 17, 2010

Calling All Experienced IVFers

(Can I just tell you how awkward that feels to call you all something that ends with "effers"?!?)

How long after transfer did your doctor have you do a beta? Is it just me, or is 17dpt a little long?

Honestly, I'm not really sure I want to know, but still... 17 days?? I thought 12-14 was the norm. Am I wrong?

ETA: Actually, I meant 17 days post retrieval. I thought it right, but typed it wrong. Apparently, it's not just a speech thing. LOL


AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Wow, you are up late!! Yes, even though I'm not super-experienced, 14 is the norm. I think firstly it's cos the progesterone can delay AF, so probably it's kinder not to make women wait (progesterone cream was so gross-and yours are worse!) secondly, if implantation is going to happen it will be 6-12 days after transfer. So 14 days is enough time to know what happened. Can you go to your GP? I almost did that, the only reason I did it is the fert clinic is faster with results (4 hours) as opposed to GP (48hours!!)
Hope this helps-love you heaps!!

Beth said...

mine is scheduled for 14 days after the transfer...however, if I am lucky enough to get a positive home test before that I can call and they will test me earlier. So I just have to decide how early I was POAS. Good Luck!!

Penny said...

Some wait that long to avoid early miscarriage results. It is longer than the norm tho.

Annie said...

I had to wait 16 days for beta. I'd thought the wait would be shorter with IVF than it was with IUI (12 days). I imagine most people already know the answer by 16 days, so it seems kind of mean to make the wait so long. At least you can test at home. I'm hoping for you!

One Day said...

Ours was 14 days past the retrieval...but honestly I wish it was later. Remember that whole 12 HCG debaucle? :)

I'm sorry I didn't get to comment on your last post, I haven't gotten to come to the blog world as much as I want. I just wanted to let you know that 1) holy wow you had a rough week. I'm so sorry for your losses! That's gotta be horrible. and 2) I'm SO glad that the embryologist had some sense to tell you to have hope. That's incredredibly important! And it's TRUE!!! I mean, if I'm going to speak of my own experiences, we had two really bad embryo's transferred (one they said was basically a throw away) and one of them stuck...and in my uterus no less!!! We don't need to talk about the rest of that saga, but it stuck. And yours will too! And it will stick and stick and stick...and be your real live baby! I'm hoping and praying for you.

And remember, they are seriously moving more toward single embryo transfers all the time. ALL THE TIME!