Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dilation, Transfer Test, FET

This past month I've been getting ready for my FET (frozen embryo transfer).

Started Gonal F injections earlier this month with minimal dosage prescribed. Went for the usual blood tests and ultrasounds to monitor everything.

In March they could not do the transfer due to the catheter getting blocked in my cervix, so I had a hysteroscopy, which confirmed that the entry to my uterus is very complicated, therefore they performed a cervical dilation, which opened up the entry to my uterus to make transfer easier.

Went in for a mock transfer with 2 doctors and they were not able to place the catheter in my uterus. Cervix still very much tight and closed off.

Went in for another mock transfer with a different doctor. She was able to place the catheter, however with a lot of difficulty.

Had the FET yesterday with not 1 but 2 doctors! They said it was the most challenging transfer they had in their whole career and although difficult, they managed to place the catheter in the right place. This was confirmed with an abdominal and vaginal ultrasound. 2 blastocysts were placed into their new home and hopefully they will feel comfortable enough to stay for 9 months.

Although I've done 3 IVF cycles, I feel like this is the one where I have a real chance. The first IVF cycle was a bust since we didn't produce any embryos. The second IVF cycle was another bust, as they misplaced the embryos during transfer. They did it in 5 minutes and did not notice any cervical complexities. This time, my third and hopefully last cycle, in the hands of a new and wonderful doctor, I've got 5 frozen blastocysts and the transfer this time around was done correctly.

For the moment I'm resting up and I am anxiously waiting to have my first blood test on the 8th June! Can't wait!


Mrs BabyDream said...

Ooooo best of luck - this sounds really promising for you! Just rest up now and take it really easy. Those 2 little embies will be settling in for the long haul now:)

Nicole said...

This time sounds promising.. I know it was a difficult to get to this waiting time but because they found these difficulties and were able to bypass them I feel good about it. I am so happy for you and hope they stick with you for the next 9 months!!

JustHeather said...

Congrats on a successful transfer. May it lead to a happy and healthy 9months. And good luck on the 2WW and try not to stress or test early! I know it's difficult.