Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What Happens After an Embryo Transfer?

Once you complete your embryo transfer, you will have approximately 1½ weeks to wait before a pregnancy can be detected. The following table outlines an approximate timeline for what happens during a successful pregnancy after a 5-day transfer (5dt).

Reference: http://www.nyufertilitycenter.org/ivf/embryo_transfer

5-Day Transfer

Days Past 
Transfer (DPT)
Embryo Development
OneThe blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
TwoThe blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
ThreeThe blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
FourImplantation continues
FiveImplantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
SixHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
SevenFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
EightFetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
NineLevels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy


  1. After reading this, I think you should stay I'm bed until Saturday. Sorry, Todd.

  2. I completely agree. Listen to your mom. Sorry Todd.

  3. Ha! We will see what Mary Kathryn says tomorrow at my appointment. :)