Saturday, November 12, 2005

Pregnancy testing

Approximately 14 days after embryo transfer a blood test for pregnancy is done. In the happy event that the pregnancy test is positive the couple will normally be asked to retunr two weeks later for the first ultrasound scan. This is to check that the pregnancy is normal and to see if there is more than one fetus in the uterus. In the event of normal pregnancy, hormone injections will be administered until 10 to 12 weeks from teh start of the treatment cycle.

In the event of a negative pregnancy test result patients are normally advised to contact their physician in order to discuss the outcome and what their next step should be. Future options may be discussed and a plane made if the couple wish to continue treatment. Patients are usually advised to wait two to three months before initiating another treatment cycle.


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